Expert view: Realising real-time TOC testing and Pharma 4.0 improvements in pharmaceutical grade water systems
This expert view from SUEZ discusses how total organic carbon (TOC) and conductivity monitoring are crucial aspects of purified water system quality and control.
Environmental monitoring programmes are essential to the quality and safety of drug products. Critical utilities such as purified water and water for injection touch almost every step of manufacturing from cleaning to batch processing. For more robust monitoring programmes, online technology can be deployed to monitor water purification loops in real time for process control and immediate detection of out-of-specification (OOS) or out-of-trend (OOT) results. Immediate detection limits impact critical equipment and in-process batches, saving time and costs.