Millipore Launches the New Elix® Advantage Water Purification System
Product News Oct 02, 2008
Millipore Corporation announced the availability of the new Elix Advantage water purification system, which provides high quality pure water from the tap. Featuring Millipore’s patented Elix electrodeionization technology and outstanding ergonomics, coupled with a “green” design philosophy, the Elix Advantage system offers users the best in pure water, quality and convenience.
The Elix Advantage system is a modular, easily adaptable solution that can be bench-integrated or wall-installed to fit the needs of today’s laboratories. The exceptional ergonomic design of the system’s water dispenser—the E-POD® (Elix water point of delivery) unit—allows convenient placement in the lab for efficient, pressurized pure water dispensing, when and where it is needed. As many as three E-POD units per system can be connected for manual and volumetric dispensing at flow rates of up to 2 L/minute. All necessary information for daily use, such as water quality and system status, is visible on the unit’s graphic display. A range of point-of-use filters exists to adapt the E-POD units for use with specific applications.
The new system combines Millipore’s state-of-the-art Elix electrodeionization technology with the best purification technologies—Progard® pretreatment cartridge, advanced reverse osmosis and a 254 nm UV lamp. The Elix Advantage system is designed to meet or exceed requirements as described by ISO® 3696 (Grade 2 water); ASTM® D1193 (Type II resistivity and TOC Table I specifications); and by the United States, European and Japanese Pharmacopeias for Purified Water. System users gain peace of mind thanks to advanced monitoring capabilities that provide product water quality and delivery measurements.
In line with Millipore’s commitment to sustainability in its processes and products, the Elix Advantage system is manufactured in a facility certified to ISO 14001, a voluntary environmental standard. In addition, system users will benefit from low maintenance and well-controlled running costs, thanks to the environmentally friendly Elix technology. A pure water recirculation loop in the system decreases the volume of potable water required for pure water production.
To optimize Elix Advantage system performance, users may elect to add a comprehensive maintenance plan, which can include validation support by Millipore’s professional field service support engineers.
Millipore has evolved from a high performance filtration products and services company into a leading provider of tools and services and a key partner of choice for Life Science customers. We’ve transformed ourselves through R&D investment, organic growth, and acquisitions such as Chemicon, Upstate, Linco, Celliance, Newport Bio Systems, NovAseptic AB and MicroSafe. The integrated Millipore offers more innovative technologies and stronger application support to streamline processes and provide consistently reliable results. Our Lab Water experts take the time to evaluate the needs of individual labs and particular applications in order to recommend a system that balances water quality with volume and distribution requirements, removing water quality concerns so customers can focus on their research.