Deionized water is not a term with which many people are familiar. Yet, it’s a type of water used by many companies today to create products we use on a daily basis.
Contrary to what you might think, not all water is created equal. There are various types of water and each one has specific uses for which they’re best suited. Today, we’re going to take a closer look at deionized water – what it is, where it’s used, and how to get it.
Deionized Water Defined
Before we take a look at what deionized water (also known as DI water) is used for, it’s important to know exactly what it is. Break the word down into smaller parts and the definition becomes a little clearer. The prefix ‘de’ indicates that something has been removed. Deionized water, then, is water from which ions have been eliminated.
Ions are electronically charged particles found in water and other substances. Through the process of deionization, positive and negative ions are removed. This results in pure water that does not have a positive or negative overall charge.
Industrial Applications For Deionized Water
Deionized water is considered to be a true water ‘blank’, or extremely pure. Therefore, it’s most often used by industries that require high quality water for their everyday processes or products.
Here are some of the most common industries or processes that utilize deionized water systems:
Laboratory analysisBiological researchFood processingPharmaceutical drug manufacturingCircuit board manufacturingCar washingWindow washingManufacturing of aerospace components
While this is certainly not an exhaustive list, it gives you a good idea of the types of industries that require high quality water versus untreated water straight from the tap.
How to Get High Quality Water For Your Home or Business
At Pacific Coast Water Systems, we believe that every home and business should have access to high quality water. For homeowners and business owners alike, there are a variety of water treatment options that can produce the water quality that’s needed for everyday use and consumption.
For example, homes and businesses in areas with hard water can benefit from a water softener or the delivery of soft water via our Portable Exchange Tank Service. Regardless of the source, soft water is safer for plumbing and water-using appliances. It can also reduce the amount of soaps and detergents required for everyday cleaning tasks and promote healthier skin and hair.
For safe, quality drinking water, we recommend a Reverse Osmosis drinking water system or bottleless water coolers. Even if your drinking water comes from a municipal source, it may not be as safe as you think. To eliminate questions or concerns about water safety, simply use one of our drinking water systems and gain peace of mind.
For business applications requiring high purity water, we offer several options including:
Mixed Bed DI Water Tank ServiceDual Bed DI Water Tank ServiceMultiple Bed DI Water ServiceUV Sterilization UnitsWater Purity Monitors…And more!
Simply contact us today and our water treatment experts will help you find the deionized water service that best meets your company’s needs.