A REVIEW ON WATER USED IN PHARMA INDUSTRY
*N. C. Magar, R. P. Devale and A. P. Khadke
Water is a key ingredient used in many pharmaceutical and life sciences operations. Water is widely used as a raw material, ingredient, and solvent in the processing, formulation, and manufacture of pharmaceutical products, active pharmaceuticalingredients (APIs) and intermediates. Control of the quality of water throughout the production, storage and distribution processes, including microbiological and chemical quality, is a major concern. Water can be used in a variety of applications, some requiringextreme microbiological control and others requiring none. Pharmaceutical water production, storage and distribution systemsshould be designed, installed, commissioned, qualified and maintained to ensure the reliable production of water of an appropriatequality. It is necessary to validate the water production process to ensure the water generated, stored and distributed is not beyondthe designed capacity and meets its specifications.
Keywords: Drinking water, water for injection, Water storage and distribution system, Water Treatment.
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