Ion exchange resins are an important part of water purification. They are used to remove pollutants, minerals, and other impurities from both industrial and potable water sources.
What Are Ion Exchange Resins?
Ion exchange resins are light and porous solids used to purify and soften water. These resins are composed of tiny beads, each containing thousands of microscopic pores that act as filters to remove impurities and contaminants from water. Ion exchange resins are highly versatile and can be used in a variety of settings, including industrial and potable water treatment facilities.
One of the key benefits of ion exchange resins is their ability to remove specific ions from water. As the water passes through the resin, the unwanted ions are attracted to and absorbed by the resin’s surface.
Industrial Water Treatment
Industrial water treatment refers to the purification of water used in various industries. Some examples of uses include:
- Soaps and laundry detergents
- Food and beverage production
Indion resins stand out because they have lower rinse volumes, higher capacity, a superior life pattern, and a proven track record. At Qemi International, we are proud to represent their high-quality products.
Potable Water Treatment
Potable water, also known as drinking water, must meet strict quality standards to ensure the health and safety of the public. Ion exchange resins play a critical role in the treatment of potable water, providing effective removal of contaminants that can negatively impact the taste, odor, and health of the water.
Primary uses of ion exchange resins in potable water treatment include water softening, disinfection, and the removal of nitrate and arsenic. This is essential because some particles that may be present or naturally occur in water are dangerous. Nitrate is known to cause health problems in infants, such as birth defects and blue baby syndrome. Fluoride can cause dental fluorosis. Furthermore, skeletal fluorosis, a condition in which fluoride accumulates in the bones, can be brought on by prolonged exposure to high levels of fluoride. This may eventually cause stiffness and pain in the joints, as well as weak or fractured bones in older people. Arsenic is a toxic element that can cause serious health problems. Arsenic can be harmful to the eyes, skin, liver, kidneys, lungs, and lymphatic system. Exposure to arsenic can also cause cancer.
Ion Exchange manufactures a variety of high-purity ion exchange resins designed for the purification of potable water. These resins have very low organic leachables. The applications include softening, disinfection, and the removal of nitrate, arsenic, fluoride, and iron. Qemi International is proud to partner with Ion Exchange to ensure that water is safe to drink.
Through our global alliances, Qemi International is able to offer high-quality products for a wide range of chemical applications and processes. Contact us today to learn more about our products and services.