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Laboratory-Scale Testing of Ion Exchange

This chapter provides the tools to make ion exchange work for you. It describes the procedures and components needed to perform testing of columnar ion exchange systems.

Bench-scale ion exchange systems can be used to do a myriad of things ranging from a simple experiment to determine if a particular ion exchange resin in a particular ionic form will remove a particular target ion from a wastewater stream, to developing complete design data for a new ion exchange system. It is often used to develop data for graduate degrees. It is also used to test or evaluate the performance of a newly developed resin. The techniques are basically the same and modified as required.