Chapter Ten

Ion Exchange

Claudia Cobzaru1,  and Vassilis Inglezakis2     1Technical University “Gh Asachi“ Isai, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Protection, Romania     2Chemical Engineer (MSc, PhD) Environmental Consulting & Project Management Romania

Abstract

The process of ion exchange is one of the most utilized techniques in water and wastewater treatment as well as in separation processes as chemical synthesis, medical research, food processing, mining, agriculture, etc. In the first section of the present chapter the kinetics and thermodynamics of ion exchange are presented. Also, the basic principles of fixed and fluidized beds systems and their application in ion exchange process are presented. The application of the ion ...

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