The treatment of water is the best-known and biggest field of application for ion exchange resins. Constantly mounting specifications regarding the quality of the treated water are making ever higher demands on the suppliers. RWB helps selecting the right ion exchange resins and the right processes to meet just about any set of requirements.
One example of the application of ion exchange resins in industry is in power plants. There, ion exchangers have to cope with very high volume flows and withstand numerous regeneration cycles without problems. Planners and operators of power plants throughout the world put their trust in the outstanding performance of various ion exchange resins that have been specifically developed for such applications. They treat the water to stop it from causing any incrustation or corrosion. With the help of RWB's engineers, the water treatment process has become a reliable and unproblematic step in the overall process. It also has economic benefits: Valuable equipment, turbines, steam generators and pipelines last longer and the operating costs are significantly reduced.
The treatment of potable water plays a major role in food and household applications. Very often, ion exchange resins are the only possible way to comply with laws such as the potable water regulations, and numerous potable water suppliers put their trust in the reliability of ion exchange resins. In private households, there are two main uses: firstly, preventing “furring” in the houses’ pipe systems, domestic appliances and sanitary installations, and secondly, treating potable water by removing undesirable substances that impair the taste and odor – and in some cases, are harmful to the health. Water treated with ion exchange resin is ideal for preparing beverages.