World Water Day 2017
Today is #WorldWaterDay and this year’s theme is WasteWater.
Randox recognises the importance of preserving water and we try to incorporate this within each clinical chemistry analyser.
Randox distribute to many countries around the world that suffer from water crisis such as India, Brazil, Iran, USA, China, Jordan, South Africa and Libya. In these countries, the water consumption of an analyser is a huge issue due to water shortages and it leads to additional costs for Laboratory Quality Water.
Why do analysers need water?
Within clinical chemistry testing, cuvettes are used to test a wide range of sample types. Cuvettes can either be disposable, semi-permanent (used for 3-6 months) or permanent (used for 3-5 years). In automated analyser testing, the cuvettes are re-washed in a wash station before they are reused to ensure accurate results each time.
The RX series Clinical Chemistry Analysers are renowned for their low water consumption.
Tests per hour
450 (Inc. ISE)
560 (Inc. ISE)
1200 (Inc. ISE)
(Max per hour)
Randox take action in helping to prevent this problem globally. The RX Modena demonstrates this with a low water consumption of less than 15 litres per hour, at peak usage, which is significantly lower than comparable analysers on the market. Across all of the RX series analysers, we ensure that not only do we have a low water consumption, but also low sample, reaction and dead volumes. This all helps keep wastewater at a minimum.
There will always be a level of wastewater, however instead of wasting wastewater, we should aim to reduce or reuse it.
Randox know the importance of this and dispose of its analysers low / high concentrations of wastewater in accordance to the local and national regulations or effluent standards. Randox has the aim to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 6 target which is to halve the proportion of untreated wastewater and increase water recycling and safe reuse.
Don’t be a waster, Reduce and Reuse wastewater.