Ion exchange resin

Ion exchange resin (or resins) are insoluble substances distinguished by special properties. When placed in a solution, they change their ions in the ions of the surrounding environment. Often, they include organic synthetic resins, which are widely used in medicine, perfumery (for example, in production of soaps), in the chemical industry for purification and desalination of water. Though there are naturally occurring ion exchangers – some kinds of clay in which the layered molecular lattice has an excellent performance, which is further enhanced by calcination or by treatment with an acid. This ion exchange resin due to its low price, is often used for water treatment in water purificating plants, but it can be used only once.

Organic ion exchangers do not exist in the Nature, they are synthesized industrially, and they have higher performance.

Ion exchange resins are divided into two major groups – depending on the absorption of positively or negatively charged particles. The first group includes cationites, and the second – anionites.

These substances are extracted from polymeric materials. Today the market offers a huge variety of brands of ion exchange resins, that differ in the source material from which they are made. The most common in the industry are the ion exchange resins, which are made from styrene copolymers and polyacrylic divinylbenzene (they make up to 90% of total output). This way they get a weakly-based anion exchangers and strongly- and weakly-acidic cation exchange resin.

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