Our company has efficiently reversed a tried and tested approach to distributing fluids to ion exchange cells, or chambers, used by companies, to create a cleverly conceived system. This elegant solution not only improves liquid-resin contact efficiency, but also reduces plant operation costs and requires a smaller investment in capital equipment.
ION-IX Multiport distribution valve
PuriTech uses an ION-IX multiport valve, creating a process system for CCIX. The patented multiport valve distributes different flow streams to several resin cells in a continuous way and determines whether the resin is in an adsorption, a regeneration or a rinsing cycle.
This technology is markedly different from other CCIX systems that are available in the market place. Instead of using a carousel to move the cells around the valve, the process disc within the ION-IX multiport valve rotates around and distributes the different streams to the cells containing ion exchange resin or other adsorption materials.
During a full rotation of the inner process disc, each resin cell is subjected to an entire sorption cycle.
Adaptive and versatile
The ion exchange vessels can be positioned in any desired pattern, providing maximum installation flexibility and making it possible to build compact systems.
This efficiency results in an economical advantage reducing the resin inventory and together with high levels of fluid-recovery, reduces the chemical/water usage drastically.
Lower capital investment
For example, a like-for-like comparison of an ION-IX unit and a typical carousel system — both rated at 40 m3/h — reveals that by using PuriTech's ION-IX technology, the investment cost can be reduced by about 35%.
ION-IX is targeted at a wide range of industries, and plants based on the technology are set to displace some fixed-bed units.
Even existing countercurrent systems have been switched over to the ION-IX technology due to being more cost-effective and requiring a smaller investment.