Healthcare water purification systems must meet the highest water purity standards and must do so without fail. They must also comply with the standards imposed on a given healthcare sector.
For example, water filters set up in dental practices must meet the standards laid down in the Health Technical Memorandum (HTM).
Whether purified water is used in the decontamination process of reusable instruments or for other medical processes, dental surgery water filters should offer best-in-line water purification.
Here’s why you should consider a reverse osmosis filter for your dental office:
Medical-Grade Purity Water On-Demand
Many dental practices use water distillation as a means to purify their water supply, but reverse osmosis filtration is gaining significant ground as an alternative to costly water distillers.
Reverse osmosis filters for dental offices must be HTM-compliant and must have a high filtered water output. With a constant supply of demineralised water, dental surgery RO systems can offer medical-grade purity water on-demand.
Cost- and Time-Efficient
Another reason why a reverse osmosis water purifier should be your top choice for your dental practice is its low operating costs.
Compared to water distillers, RO systems are more affordable and are much more time-efficient producing high volumes of medical-grade purity water.
Water distillers require more time to purify the same amount of water, plus, they have a higher energy consumption since they must bring water to its boiling point.
One-Time Installation & Low-Maintenance
Once your dental surgery water purification system is installed on your mains supply, the system requires regular filter change.
If your RO system features a reverse osmosis tank, sterilisation of the tank is also required. Likewise, if the system features filter cartridges that aren’t integrated into the filter housing, then cleaning of the filter housings is also required when replacing the cartridges.
Other than these aspects, which should be carried out once or twice at most per year, RO systems are easy to maintain.
Excellent Alternative to Water Distillers
A reverse osmosis system designed for use in a dental practice or surgery outranks water distillers both in terms of contaminant removal capability and time-efficiency.
RO filters used in healthcare water purification filter down to submicron levels, offering 99.9% wide-ranging contaminant removal.
Water distillers, on the other hand, aren’t great at removing contaminants with a lower boiling point than water, therefore, these contaminants may still find their way into the end product.
Because RO systems integrate multiple type of filter beds, a more comprehensive filtration can be achieved in a shorter amount of time.
This system is perfect for dental practices, where demineralised water is required in large volumes and on-demand.
Here are some of its benefits:
- Mixed bed filter media for wide-ranging contaminant removal;
- 99% contaminant removal;
- Incorporates filters with a long service life, which means that the filter has low maintenance requirements;
- Filter lifetime tracker;
- Sub-micron filtration;
- Digital controller can be set to cut water when filter lifetime is surpassed;
- Easy installation and upkeep.
The BMB DG-105 features a 5-stage filtration process that incorporates the following steps:
- Stage 1 and 3 is a sediment filter with a 12-month filter lifetime;
- Stage 2 is a 0.5 Micron PP + GAC Carbon Filter with a 12-month service life;
- Stage 4 is a 75 GPD Reverse Osmosis Membrane with a 12-month service life;
- Stage 5 is a Mixed Bed Deionized Water Filter, which is replaced when the dedicated indicator changes colour.
The system features a digital controller that tracks filter lifetime, tracks errors and water temperature. The system produces 10 litres of deionised water per hour.
Beyond its excellent contaminant removal capabilities, the BMB DG-105 filter has a built-in cut off system that kicks in when filter lifetime is surpassed.
This ensures that filters aren’t used beyond their service life, thus eliminating the risk of contamination.
When choosing a dental surgery water filter, make sure you check the following things:
- Whether the filter is HTM-compliant;
- Whether it can purify enough filtered water to meet your daily demands;
- Whether it requires much upkeep and what are its upkeep costs;
- Whether it’s a mixed media, multi-stage filter system.
Therefore, if you want to upgrade your old dental office water purification system to a RO system or you don’t want to invest in a costly water distiller, this filter is a great alternative for you.
Reverse osmosis filtration is currently a cost-efficient and affordable way to turn your mains water supply into medical grade water.
These systems have applications not only in the field of dentistry but also in pharmaceutics and other medical fields.
An HTM-compliant, multi-stage RO system with a high throughput of deionised water will prove to be a worthwhile investment for your dental office.