This is the second edition of CAN/CSA-ISO 13959, Water for haemodialysis and related therapies, which is an adoption without modification of the identically titled ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Standard 13959 (third edition, 2014-04-01). It supersedes the previous edition published in 2011 as CAN/CSA-ISO 13959 (adopted ISO 13959:2009). At the time of publication, ISO 13959:2014 is available from ISO in English only. CSA Group will publish the French version when it becomes available from ISO.
This International Standard specifies minimum requirements for water to be used in haemodialysis and related therapies.
This International Standard includes water to be used in the preparation of concentrates, dialysis fluids for haemodialysis, haemodiafiltration and haemofiltration, and for the reprocessing of haemodialysers.
The operation of water treatment equipment and the final mixing of treated water with concentrates to produce dialysis fluid are excluded from this International Standard. Those operations are the sole responsibility of dialysis professionals. This International Standard does not apply to dialysis fluid regenerating systems.