Ionex Water Treatment Removes Nitrates With Near-Zero Waste
The UK-based company specializes in the research, design, build, and operation of systems that optimize ion exchange to treat water for nitrates and other contaminants.
Known as the IX-N, the Ionex system uses a strong base anion (SBA) resin to capture nitrates in a proprietary process that reduces waste-disposal volume and operational costs to one-tenth the cost of traditional ion exchange systems. The cost reduction eases the economics of nitrate MCL compliance. Furthermore, by treating damaged and potentially unusable water resources, the system offers important advantages to drought-affected communities, the company says.
The new tool was showcased in the California Central Valley town of Springville at Triple R Mutual Water Company, where Ionex announced the tool’s commercial availability.
Company officials also said that Ionex will offer pilot systems at no cost to nitrate-impacted communities in California. The pilot enables speedy access to essential water-quality data, providing a valuable tool for customers to assess performance and analyze lifecycle costs, using their own well water. The pilot has already helped customers transition to the full-scale system.
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