Water purification in laboratories is a resource-intensive process as water systems require water, electricity and consumables to make them run. In fact, we’ve calculated that about 80% of the Global Warming Potential of a lab water purification system occurs during system use.*
To reduce the environmental impact of water purification in the lab, our engineers and product developers are actively working to make Milli-Q® water systems and processes more sustainable. Today, our eco-friendly purification technologies and innovative system designs can reduce your lab’s environmental footprint by:
*Life cycle assessment performed according to ISO 14040 on an Elix® 100 water purification system.
Here are just some of the ways that Milli-Q® Lab Water Solutions can make your every day a more sustainable day:
Up to 35% energy savings. Milli-Q® IQ, IX and EQ systems save up to 2000 kWh over the product lifecycle vs. previous generation systems.
Zero Mercury. Our unique ech2o® UV lamps eliminate mercury handling and associated regulated disposal management. Available in Milli-Q® IQ and IX systems.
Reduced chemical waste. Elix® EDI technology eliminates the need for hazardous chemical regeneration procedures and associated waste. You’ll also avoid the need for conditioning cartridges and replacement resins.
Reduced plastic use. Our newest benchtop systems are more compact and lighter vs. previous generation systems.
As part of our Design for Sustainability (DfS) approach to product development, the most recent generation of Milli-Q® systems were developed to have a reduced environmental impact in key areas such as energy, waste and water.
As a result of these efforts, Milli-Q® IQ 7000, IQ 7003, IQ 7005, IQ 7010, IQ 7015, IX 7003, IX 7005, IX 7010 and IX 7015 systems are officially labeled Greener Alternative Products thanks to these sustainability characteristics:
We invite you to look for the the Greener Alternative Product icon and review each system’s DfS Scorecard (by following the links above) to support you in making more eco-friendly purchasing decisions.