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Elix Pure Water Solutions | Type 2


Model : Elix® Pure Water Solutions | Type 2 | Category : Water Purification | Brand : Merck Millipore

Elix® Pure Water Solutions | Type 2

Elix® systems incorporate the unique, patented Elix® module. This environmentally-friendly electrodeionization module is based on electrochemical regeneration which replaces the chemical regeneration of conventional ion-exchange systems and also removes the need for chemical or resin disposal. With over 20 years of proven success, Elix® is suited to every user’s needs in today’s demanding laboratory environment. It is also the best feed for all Milli-Q® ultrapure systems.

 

Overview

Elix® Advantage has been designed to deliver the highest pure water quality for your regular laboratory applications and instrument feed. With over 20 years of proven success, Elix® is suited to every user’s needs in today’s demanding laboratory environment. Elix® water quality is ideal for the preparation of reagents and buffers, for microbiology media or histology. It is also the best feed for all Milli-Q® ultrapure systems, as well as instruments such as glassware washers, autoclaves, hydrogen generators.

Elix® Advantage produces pure, Type 2 water from potable water. It features two separate and distinct components:
  • The production unit – compact, it can be placed wherever it best suits you.
  • The E-POD®, Elix®-Point-Of-Delivery unit – convenient and always within reach, it brings pure, bacteria-free water at 2 L/min right where you need it.

Elix® water • Best-in-class pure water

To reach the most reliable pure water quality, Elix® is built on an optimized purification sequence:
Tap water first enters the Progard® pretreatment cartridge which efficiently removes particles & colloids, free chlorine and hardness before reverse osmosis (RO) purification. Elix® Advantage benefits from intelligent RO technology. This controls water consumption, ensures a constant product flow rate and optimal water quality. All prolong the lifetime of the RO membrane and downstream purification technologies. Depending on daily volume needs, different production flow rates are available (3, 5, 10 & 15 L/h).
The patented Elix® module further removes ions to typically reach 15 MΩ•cm (at 25°C) resistivity. All Elix® systems are equipped with the best-in-class Elix® electrodeionization technology. It provides:
  • Superior and consistent Type 2 water quality – “Superior”, as resin beads are not degraded by exposure to harsh regeneration chemicals. “Consistent”, as the continuous regeneration avoids the drawbacks of quality variations from resin exhaustion.
  • Cost & labor savings – Elix® module contains special carbon beads at its cathode therefore, does not require water softening. Its self-regeneration technology avoids the hassle and costs around DI cartridge replacement. Elix® is “green” consuming low energy with a small carbon footprint.
  • Long lasting technology – thanks to its proven design, the module continuously regenerates its resin beads without the need for any maintenance.

Elix® pure water then recirculates through a loop where it is irradiated by a long-life bactericidal UV lamp before entering the storage tank. The reservoir design maintains consistent purity of stored water. The vent filter provides effective protection against airborne contaminants and the ASM, Automatic Sanitization Module, prevents biofilm formation. Elix® Water can be accessed through the E-POD® dispenser or it can be sent by a distribution pump to feed instruments. The Progard® cartridge incorporates RFID technology. This provides instant visibility on cartridge parameters and also ensures a safe & optimal performance of your system, giving you full traceability.

E-POD® dispenser • Advanced technology

The E-POD® dispenser simplifies operation and displays essential data in an easy-to-use and compact device.
  • Get the right water quality for your experiments – Fitted to each E-POD®, an Application-Pak provides final polishing to match the water quality according to your application’s exact needs. Millipak® and Biopak® final filters are available - Pure water free of particulates, bacteria, pyrogens, RNases and DNases.
  • Facilitate your daily lab work - The E-POD® remote dispenser is always within reach. Its convenient and adaptable handling enables both intuitive and precise dispensing. The user can select either a specific volume with the autofill key or manually press the plunger. Its multicolor graphic display allows easy interaction with the system and provides information about water quantity and quality.
  • Free up space on your bench - As only the E-POD® is necessary for daily needs, the system can now be placed where it is most convenient – under the bench, on the wall… Up to three E-POD®s can be used with each production unit at different locations within the same laboratory.

Total control for peace of mind

The resistivity monitoring allows control over ionic contaminants that can impact research results. Calibrated meters are used to measure the quality of pure water. To always ensure the finest quality is available, the Elix® Advantage integrates advanced control settings with alerts & alarms that are customizable according to your specific needs. This is to validate your system is properly operating, providing the best working conditions for your experiments. With single and easily replaceable cartridge, a long-lasting UV lamp and timely service alerts, the system runs smoothly all year long. In addition, routine maintenance and troubleshooting procedures are available to assist the user in performing specific tasks. Millitrack® e-Solutions provide enhanced data management control, remote access capabilities to the system dashboard, and long-term electronic archiving for your Elix® Advantage.

Quality certificates

For full confidence in your Elix® Advantage system, it is delivered with a Certificate of Calibration for the built-in temperature and resistivity meters, and a Certificate of Conformity ensuring that it has been built and tested fully assembled following internal Standard Operating Procedures. In addition, all Elix® Advantage consumables are delivered with their Certificate of Quality. The manufacturing site is ISO® 9001 v.2000 and ISO® 140001 certified.

Advanced support & validation

A complete range of Services, including Validation support, is provided by certified Field Service Engineers using calibrated equipment and Qualification Workbooks. A report on conformity of Elix® Advantage water quality to 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 is available upon request.

“When my lab was being renovated recently, I took the opportunity to purchase three Elix® Advantage systems. I didn’t want a service DI system, because I had one in the past and I just don’t trust this method. Before I could use it, it was necessary to run 40 liters of water through the system before the resistivity value stabilized — and then I still had bacteria counts of 10 cfu/ml. In comparison, at 0.1 cfu/ml, the bacteria control of the Elix® Advantage is impressive!” Spencer Hiraki, Chemistry Department manager, Good Samaritan Hospital, San Jose, California, U.S.A.

Specifications

Water Specifications

Elix® Advantage pure water (Type 2)

Resistivity at 25 °C* Typically 10-15 MΩ•cm
TOC < 30 ppb
Production flow Rate 3 L/h (Elix® Advantage 3)
5 L/h (Elix® Advantage 5)
10 L/h (Elix® Advantage 10)
15 L/h (Elix® Advantage 15)
From an E-POD® dispenser with final filter, the following water quality specifications are achieved:
Particulates (size > 0.22 µm)** < 1 particulate/mL
Bacteria** < 0.1 CFU/mL
Pyrogens (endotoxins)*** < 0.001 EU/mL
RNases*** < 0.01 ng/mL
Dnases*** < 4 pg/µL
Flow rate Up to 2 L/min
* Resistivity can also be displayed non-temperature-compensated as required by USP
** With Millipak® final filter
*** With Biopak® Polisher

Feed water

Feed water quality Potable tap water as described in US-EPA, EP and WHO norms
Feed water connection ½” Gaz M
Feed water pressure* 1-6* bar
Feed water temperature 5 – 35 °C
* For pressure above 6 bar, a pressure regulator needs to be installed upstream of the system

System Specifications

Production unit

Dimensions (H x W x D) 500 x 346 x 484 mm (19.7 x 13.6 x 19.0 in)
Operating weight 24.4 - 26.4 kg (53.8 - 58.0 lb)
Electric power supply voltage 100 - 230 V +/- 10%
Electric power supply frequency 50 - 60 Hz +/- 10%
Elix® Advantage main unit data connection Ethernet (RJ45)

E-POD® dispenser

Dimensions (H x D) 579 x 230 mm (22.8 x 9.0 in)
Operating weight 4.7 kg (12.1 lb)
Dispenser tubing length 0.8 m (31.5 in)
Distance from production unit to E-POD® 2.9 m (9.5 ft)
Electric power cable length 2.9 m (9.5 ft)
E-POD® data connection Parallel port (25-pin D-Sub)

Safety

The Elix® Advantage system is tested by an independent and accredited company for compliance with the CE directives related to safety and electromagnetic compatibility. The report can be consulted on demand. The Elix® Advantage system is built using components and practices recommended by UL and has been cUL marked. The registration can be verified on the UL web site (http://www.ul.com).



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