This is the first 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 (second edition, 2009-04-15). Together with CAN/CSA-ISO 11663 and CAN/CSA-ISO 26722, it replaces CSA Z364.2.2-03, Water Treatment Equipment and Water Quality Requirements for Hemodialysis.
This International Standard specifies minimum requirements for water to be used in the preparation of concentrates, dialysis fluids for haemodialysis, haemodiafiltration and haemofiltration and for the reprocessing of haemodialysers.
This International Standard does not address the operation of water treatment equipment nor the final mixing of treated water with concentrates to produce the dialysis fluids used in such therapies. That operation is the sole responsibility of dialysis professionals.
This International Standard does not apply to dialysis fluid regenerating systems.