Hello all, below is an excerpt from the 2016 guidelines:
2.2 Setting the design specification for the water treatment infrastructure
Guideline 2.2.1 – Specification of the maximum allowable limits for microbiological contaminants
in water produced in new water treatment systems
We recommend that all new water treatment infrastructures when used with a rigorous proactive
sanitisation strategy should be capable of producing water with microbial and endotoxin concentrations
of < 0.1CFU/mL and < 0.03EU/mL, respectively. (1D)
Note: Dialysis fluid of this quality is often referred to as “standard” dialysis fluid, and it
undergoes further treatment at the patient’s bedside to meet “ultrapure” dialysis fluid
The figures quoted as <0.1 and <0.03 are ultra pure ones as far as I understand?
The Note added in the guidelines reads as though it needs to go through further processing to make it ultra pure. Am I missing something or do others agree?
Also, should the terms of Dialysis Fluid and Dialysis Water not be separated to avoid confusion?