Belgian separations technology company PuriTech (www.puritech.be) has designed an ion exchange system that improves liquid–resin contact efficiency while reducing plant operating costs and capital expenditure. Targeted at a broad range of industries, one area where the system is now showing its strength is in the removal of nitrates from drinking water, as
PuriTech's Filip Rochette explains.
Nitrate contamination of drinking water is a growing problem worldwide. It is associated with certain health problems and can damage aquatic habitats. The removal of nitrates from water is crucial to meet strict regulations that are in place to protect people, and the environment.