Pharmaceutical / Medical

Pharmaceutical Water Treatment


Water is a critical ingredient in pharmaceutical manufacturing operations; consistent and high-quality supplies are needed for a range of purposes including production, material processing, and cooling.

Manufacturing


Water is a critical ingredient in pharmaceutical manufacturing operations; consistent and high-quality supplies are needed for a range of purposes including production, material processing, and cooling. Advanced treatment such as custom-built microfiltration systems are used extensively in the pharmaceutical industry water treatment applications. Diminishing water supply particularly disruptive to industries that are reliant on high quality process water for use in manufacturing. Direct water reuse is limited within the pharmaceutical industry because of contamination risks to the consumer. Although recycling from non-manufacturing point sources for reuse in irrigation or boiler system cooling water is commonplace in many pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, treating waste streams for reuse as feed water in the product manufacturing process is limited.

Consistent with industry trends toward water efficiency, pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities are coming up with more holistic and sustainable water treatment practices and designs. In the past water treatment was mainly focused on pretreatment requirements, not more and more companies are assuming higher responsibility in terms of treating their wastewater streams.
Instead of only targeting the front end of the plant, water treatment strategies have expanded to include the whole plant. Industrial manufacturing processes in the pharmaceutical industry produce wastewater that is generally characterized as high strength organic effluent waste streams that can be challenging to manage with conventional wastewater treatment. The four main constituents in pharmaceutical manufacturing plant waste streams that regulators are most concerned about include oil and grease, pH, suspended solids, and biological/chemical oxygen demand levels. 

Pure Water has the resources for all of your pharmaceutical manufacturing needs from pretreatment to wastewater. 
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