Magnetic ion exchange: Is there potential for international development?

Neale, P. A. and Schäfer, A. I. (2009) Magnetic ion exchange: Is there potential for international development?. Desalination, 248 1-3: 160-168. doi:10.1016/j.desal.2008.05.052

Author Neale, P. A.
Schäfer, A. I.
Title Magnetic ion exchange: Is there potential for international development?
Journal name Desalination   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0011-9164
Publication date 2009-11-15
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.desal.2008.05.052
Volume 248
Issue 1-3
Start page 160
End page 168
Total pages 9
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier BV
Language eng
Subject 0905 Civil Engineering
Formatted abstract
Magnetic ion exchange (MIEX®) is an ion exchange resin developed as an additive to existing water treatment plants where additional organic matter is to be removed. The smaller size, magnetic properties and simple regeneration using NaCl distinguishes MIEX® from conventional ion exchange resins and hence its use in international development applications is investigated in this review article. MIEX® has been demonstrated to remove varying levels of dissolved organic matter, inorganic anions such as nitrate and sulphate and micropollutants including non-ionic pesticides. The removal efficiency can also be influenced by temperature, pH and presence of other anions. As MIEX® is unable to disinfect water, the most likely application within international development is as pre-treatment before disinfection or membrane filtration.
© 2009 Published by Elsevier B.V.
Keyword Magnetic ion exchange
International development
Natural organic matter removal
Micropollutant removal
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Additional Notes Author Affiliation: School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JL, United Kingdom

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Mon, 15 Mar 2010, 17:14:54 EST by Dr Peta Neale on behalf of National Res Centre For Environmental Toxicology