Aldex - Model WAC MP - Macroporous Weak Acid Cation Resin
Aldex WAC MP is a premium grade weakly acidic, macroporous acrylic based cation exchange resin supplied in the hydrogen form. This resin utilizes a narrow particle size distribution making ideally suited for packed beds, layered beds and other counter-current systems. Given the high total exchange capacity of Aldex WAC MP plus good mechanical and chemical stability coupled with high resistance to osmotic shock, makes this the resin of choice for dealkalization and chemical processing applications. Increased regeneration efficiency can be achieved when Aldex WAC MP is used in conjunction with Aldex C800H in demineralization systems, either as a layered bed or preceding the strong acid cation vessel.
Carboxylic Functional Groups
Give extremely high regeneration efficiencies and high operating capacities.
Uniform Particle Size
95% of all beads are in the minus 16 to plus 40 mesh range; giving a lower pressure drop while maintaining the superior kinetics of standard mesh size products.
Superior Physical Stability
90% plus sphericity and high crush strengths together with a very uniform particle size provide greater resistance to bead breakages and maintaining low pressure drops.
Less than 60% on complete exhaustion to the sodium form.
A material safety data sheet is available for Aldex WAC MP. Copies can be obtained from Aldex Chemical Co., LTD. Aldex WAC MP is not a hazardous product and is not WHMIS controlled.
Caution: Acidic and basic regenerant solutions are corrosive and should be handled in a manner that will prevent eye and skin contact. Before using strong oxidizing agents in contact with ion exchange resin, consult sources knowledgeable in the handling of these materials.
The graph below (Fig 1.) shows the expected pressure loss per foot of bed depth as a function of flow rate, at various water temperatures.
After each cycle the resin bed should be backwashed at a rate that expands the bed 50 to 75 percent. This will remove any foreign matter and reclassify the bed. (Fig 2.)
Aldex WAC MP can be used to remove cations associated with alkalinity in multiple bed demineralizers.
In certain applications, Aldex WAC MP can be operated as softener in sodium cycle. This requires a two stage regeneration using a strong acid first stage to remove multivalent ions from the bed followed by a neutralization rinse with an alkali.
Bicarbonate alkalinity can be effectively removed using Aldex WAC MP in the hydrogen form.