Monday, 18 September 2017

Design and control of pharmaceutical water systems


Water-borne microorganisms are ubiquitous and varied in their ability to survive and grow under different conditions. Therefore, an out-of-control water system can cause harm to the patient or adulterate pharmaceutical products. Purification of water is required to prevent interaction with drug substances or other ingredients in the product formulation. Water must also be microbiologically controlled and monitored.

In relation to this, Tim Sandle has written an article for Pharmaceutical Engineering. The abstract reads:

This article assesses some of the requirements for good design, together with the control measures necessary to maintain effective microbiological control in pharmaceutical facility water systems.

The reference is:

Sandle, T. (2017) Design and control of pharmaceutical water systems to minimize microbial contamination, Pharmaceutical Engineering, 37 (4): 44-48

For further details, contact Tim Sandle

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