Cold WFI Generation & Distribution in Pharma

BWT Pharma and Biotech Inc., a market leader in pharmaceutical water purification solutions for over 70 years, serves the pharmaceutical and biotech global markets with production facilities and offices in the USA, Europe and Asia. This presentation will review the WFI water quality requirements, current methods to produce WFI, present new monograph change in the industry, discuss the EMA Q&A document on membrane produced WFI, review approaches to WFI by membrane designs, discuss current methodology for tank and loop sanitization, CapX and OpX comparison of membrane technology systems, and present current case studies of Install Base. These topics will surely generate questions! This presentation will be of interest to engineers, operators and managers who are involved in design and operation of water purification systems for facilities.


Robert Vecchione

Robert Vecchione

Vice President and Managing Director, BWT Pharma & Biotech, Inc.

Mr. Vecchione has over 35 years of design and manufacturing experience with water purification systems. This includes Reverse Osmosis, Electrodeionization (EDI), Ozone, Distillation and Pure Steam Systems. He is an active member of the Boston area chapter of ISPE and Delaware Valley Symposium. He also participates in the ISPE Critical Utilities Community of Practice User Group, and past contributing author to the ISPE Ozone and Water and Steam guides. Robert has participated in many other ISPE educational sessions throughout other chapters. His previous experiences include various positions with US Filter, Paul Mueller Co., and GE Water. He received his degree in Architectural Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology and BS Degree in Industrial Technology from Fitchburg State University. He also holds a GE Six Sigma Greenbelt and Black Belt initiative.


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