What type of water should I use for my water reservoir?
We recommend to only use distilled water.
Here the more detailed explanations:
Using tap water: Chlorine additives in tap water may release corrosive chemicals under radiation. Ensure that local chlorine levels are low when filling the water phantom with tap water. In general, tap water is not recommended.
Using demineralized (or de-ionized) water: Demineralized water has had minerals (e.g., lime) formed, but it still contains chlorine. Please note, demineralized water fosters the growth of algae (plants) and is therefore not recommended.
Using distilled water: Distilled water has little to no traces of slats, organic compounds, and microorganisms. It is recommended to use distilled water in the water phantom.
Caution about additives: Do not add corrosive additives such as oxidant reagent, acid and base to the water. It may corrode the metal parts soaked in the water.