|Technologies - Laboratories and Medical Facilities|
Most uses of water in laboratories are relatively small, and generally have limited potential for water conservation. Uses include water for mixing solutions, washing glassware and other equipment, and for sterilizers. The EPA and Department of Energy recommend that laboratories, especially those in large hospitals, look at the potential for generating and collecting non-potable, clean water such as the discharge from once-through cooling systems or reverse osmosis.
For additional information on other water uses in medical facilities see: Kitchen Equipment, Landscape Irrigation, Domestic Plumbing, Laundry Facilities, Heating and Cooling, and the ADWR Laboratories Fact Sheet (166 KB)
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