Vol. 4 No. 2 Suppl. 1 (2020) - About Water: Novel Technologies for the New Millennium
Special Issue Article

New Resins for Ion Exchange Applications and a Process for Their Sustainable Regeneration

Tanita Gettongsong
School of Science, UNSW Canberra, Northcott Drive, Canberra, ACT 2610, Australia
Mojtaba Taseidifar
School of Science, UNSW Canberra, Northcott Drive, Canberra, ACT 2610, Australia
Richard M. Pashley
School of Science, UNSW Canberra, Northcott Drive, Canberra, ACT 2610, Australia
Bio

Published 2021-03-22

Keywords

  • Themal decomposition,
  • bubble column evaporator,
  • zwitterionic polymer resin,
  • desalinisation,
  • ion-exchange resin,
  • ammonium bicarbonate,
  • hollow fibre membrane
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How to Cite

Gettongsong, T., Taseidifar, M. . ., & Pashley, R. M. . (2021). New Resins for Ion Exchange Applications and a Process for Their Sustainable Regeneration. Substantia, 33-37. https://doi.org/10.36253/Substantia-824

Abstract

The report is concerned with the design and synthesis of a mixed bead resin for high salt level desalination. The resin allows for the simultaneous exchange of both anions and cations, within the same polymer. This improves the efficiency of desalination at seawater levels. A novel process for sustainable and low energy desalination for brackish water has already been achieved via ion exchange resins as explained below. The advance in resin technology improves a novel membrane process with closed–cycle regeneration of the resin.  It is a superior alternative to reverse osmosis.

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