You Can Now Buy EP Water Online Again

by Jessica Clifton

ReAgent has reintroduced EP water into its online chemical shop. This product is available in 1,000L IBCs and can even be supplied in bulk. ReAgent has brought this product back into its stock in order to meet the requirements of a wider range of business who require EP grade water.

About EP Water

EP water is a grade of water that meets the stringent requirements of the European Pharmacopoeia. This is an internationally-recognised standard that guarantees a certain level of quality to the products that meet its specification.

A forklift loading IBCs of EP Water onto a long road tanker
ReAgent has reintroduced EP water to its online shop. This product complies with the European Pharmacopoeia Standards and can be purchased in 1000L IBCs.

The European Pharmacopoeia

The European Pharmacopoeia provides industries throughout Europe with common quality standards. They ensure the quality of substances used to manufacture medicines or other pharmaceutical grade products, including active ingredients, excipients and water.

The European Pharmacopoeia is mandatory in Europe and is used to ensure the safety of the public. By reintroducing EP water in our online shop, ReAgent is expanding its business so that it meets the specific requirements of a wider range of business.

Grades of Water

There are a number of Pharmacopoeia water grades besides European Pharmacopoeia water. These include:

  • USP (United States Pharmacopoeia) Water
  • BP (British Pharmacopoeia) Water
  • JP (Japanese Pharmacopoeia) Water

Each of these grades is slightly different, but one thing they all have in common is their high purity levels, as well as their stringent pH and conductivity requirements.

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The European Pharmacopoeia sets standard for ingredients used in the pharmaceutical industry, such as purified water. It is important that these products are regulated because of their presence in things like medication formulas.

Properties of EP Water

EP water, as well as all other waters manufactured to the European Pharmacopoeia standard, contains extremely low impurity levels. This is because it is a requirement that Pharmacopoeia grade water has minimal traces of contaminants. At ReAgent, our EP water contains (in parts per million):

  • Heavy Metals: less than 0.2 ppm
  • Nitrates: less than 0.1 ppm
  • Chlorides: less than 70 ppm
  • Sulphates: less than 250 ppm

In addition, this product is manufactured by ReAgent to have a TVC (total viable content) of less than 100. TVC is a measurement of things like bacteria, yeasts and mould species.

Pharmacopoeia grade water must also meet certain conductivity and pH specifications. This water product meets all of these requirements and has a pH between 5 and 8 as well as a conductivity of less than 5.1 microsiemens.

ReAgent’s EP water also passes the Oxidisable Substances Test and after evaporation, the residue it leaves it behind is less than 100 ppm.

Applications of EP Water

Since EP water is recognised all over the world for its impeccable quality and low impurity levels, it has a range of applications across many different sectors. In many industries, the use of EP grade water is a specific requirement because it ensures that their processes and products adhere to a particular level of quality.

The most common uses for EP water are:

  • In product testing where it is crucial to the quality control of pharmaceutical products, solutions and formulas
  • In analytical work to ensure accurate and reliable results, since its purity means that it will not leave behind a residue that could contaminate test results
  • In the manufacture of various products like drug substances, medicines and other pharmaceutical or cosmetic products

EP water is used across a wide range of industries because it eliminates the risk of unwanted trace elements or mineral deposits affecting the outcome of analyses or the integrity of the product.

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EP water has a range of uses in the pharmaceutical industry. Most commonly, it is used as a solvent in formulations. It is also crucial to use in analytical work in order to ensure reliable and precise results.

Who Can Supply EP Water?

There are a number of companies who can supply EP water. Suppliers must meet the regulations determined by the European Pharmacopoeia in order to call a product EP water.

ReAgent is one of the most reputable suppliers of EP water because of its accreditation to a variety of internationally-recognised standards, including the ISO 9001 Quality Management System and the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System.

These accreditations not only demonstrate the exceptional quality of the product being purchased, but can also reassure you that the product has been manufactured in a way that tries to minimise any negative effects on the environment.

ReAgent is proud to be an approved EP water supplier and to supply this product to some of the major names in the pharmaceutical industry. With almost 50 years of experience in the manufacture of high-purity water, you can buy with confidence when you buy from ReAgent.


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