Through the use of patented technology MEL Chemicals have a developed a range of zirconium based materials which offer excellent adsorption properties and high selectivity in the removal of various heavy metal ions. Using tailored chemistry we have been able to engineer the zirconium adsorbents into a range of amorphous and crystalline forms, with a broad particle size distribution. This allows the zirconium materials to exhibit superior kinetics versus standard ion exchange resins and other technologies.
Metal ions removed by the patented Isolux technology include:
The removal is not via chemical reaction; it is an adsorption process, hence several different metal ion species can be removed with high selectivity. If you would like to know if our media could remove the ion of concern to you, please contact us. MEL Chemicals has several local representatives within the USA, please refer to the Contact section for details.
For drinking water applications MEL supplies Isolux systems.
For waste and industrial water applications MEL supplies Melsorb systems.
MEL Chemicals is committed through our Isolux and MELSorb technologies to providing the treatment industry with practical, scalable, highly effective solutions that minimize infrastructure, investment and overhead requirements, while meeting or exceeding industry regulations.
MEL Chemicals is the world´s leading manufacturer of zirconium chemicals; part of the Luxfer Group, MEL Chemicals has production facilities in Manchester in the UK, in Flemington New Jersey in the USA (MEL Chemicals Inc) and Shimizu in Japan (Nikkei MEL).
MEL Chemicals has been manufacturing zirconium chemicals since the 1950´s and has been at the forefront of technology developments in zirconium chemistry.
There are sales offices and technical/development facilities at all three of the sites.
MEL Chemicals in Manchester in the UK produces zirconia and zirconium hydroxides, doped zirconias and zirconium salts and solutions (reactive chemicals). An arial photo of the site can be seen opposite.
MEL Chemicals Inc produces zirconia and zirconium hydroxides, doped zirconias, Isolux media and zirconium salts and solutions (reactive chemicals).
Nikkei MEL produces zirconium salts and solutions (reactive chemicals).
With sites on three continents equipped with sales and technical facilities, MEL Chemicals is set to respond to customer needs for existing and new applications.
Central Treatment Systems
ISOLUX adsorption employs both ion exchange and chemisorption reaction mechanisms. This combination provides for excellent affinity for the arsenate and arsenite ions while creating very insoluble metal arsenic salts. ISOLUX treatment systems are self contained, designed for rapid deployment, without adverse impact on existing operations and infrastructure. These systems require no backwash, no traditional pH adjustment, no media channeling and no ...
42/105 cm - Cartridge
MEL Chemicals has developed multi-functional cartridge systems for arsenic reduction. These products uniquely combine highly efficient ISOLUX™ arsenic adsorption media in a practical cartridge design.
Pilot Testing Services
ISOLUX™ TECHNOLOGIES provides on-site evaluations, laboratory analyses, engineering design, installation, regular site sampling and management of exhausted media. ISOLUX TECHNOLOGIES is currently running pilot testing in co-operation with state regulators at public and private utilities, institutional and industrial facilities and across the United States.