Pharmaceutical & BioPharmaceutical Products

Aqua-Chem offers full solutions for Purified Water, Ambient (RO/EDI/UF) Water for Injection, and Vapor Compression Distillation.

We work diligently to meet USP, EP, JP, and other global pharmacopeia regulatory requirements for WFI applications. We also produce Purified Water for non-compendial applications.

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What is Vapor Compression?

In terms of distillation, Vapor Compression, or VC, refers to Mechanical Vapor Compression (MVC) technology, which is utilized to impart energy (in the form of heat) to evaporated water (i.e. vapor) through centrifugal compression.  Vapor Compression is much more efficient in distilling water compared to older technology, which requires massive amounts of thermal energy input (i.e. plant steam, electrical heaters) applied over a multi-pass evaporation/condensation process.  Click below to learn how Aqua-Chem utilizes Vapor Compression in the production of Water-for-Injection for the Pharmaceutical & Biotech Industries.


BioPharma Clean Steam


What is Pure Steam?

Pure Steam, also known as Clean Steam, is evaporator purified water that is utilized throughout the clean manufacturing process. Common uses include equipment sanitization, component sterilization and clean room humidification. Typically, Pure Steam is generated by pumping a purified feedwater through a shell and tube evaporator, which when heated by plant steam, evaporates and migrates to a centrifugal separator. The centrifugal separator, which contains a controlled level of condensed, concentrated water, functions to force all remaining moisture from the steam, produced a dry, high purified stream of Pure Steam. Click below to learn more about Aqua-Chem’s standard line of Pure Steam Generators (PSG’s).


Ambient Water for Injection and Purified Water Generation Systems


What is Reverse Osmosis?

Reverse Osmosis (i.e. RO) is a process whereby water is purified by passing a stream of incoming feedwater through a semipermeable membrane(s), counteracting natural osmosis that would occur without the force applied by the high pressure pump. Feedwater is passed through a particulate filter and then pumped through the RO vessels where the separation occurs into two streams – permeate, or the purified water, and the reject / concentrate discharge.

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