DI Water Resin
Regeneration for Pure Water!
During regeneration, ABA carefully controls the process to separate the resin’s cation and anion components, and then regenerates these to satisfy the customer’s use. The strong acid component is regenerated to split any water’s salts, and the strong base component is regenerated to remove chlorides and sulfates and complete the demineralizing process. During regeneration, the regenerating chemical mix, temperatures, flows, dwell times and other factors are
all optimized to produce a consistently high quality resin for single bed or mixed bed use. Mr. Weaver adds, “There’s no such thing as a one-way resin. We can always regenerate a spent resin to help the manufacturing customers reduce their operating expenses.” Spent resin containing any regulated material — even if the volume is only detectable in terms
of parts per billion — is classed as industrial waste if it is tossed into a dumpster and sent to
landfill. That same resin, however, is classed as a resource for recovery when it is sent to ABA
Water Systems. That can be a great relief for any industrial account concerned about waste disposal
and liability. Because the exhausted resin is classed as a recoverable resource, it can
even be shipped across the country via any common carrier.”
Critical Environmental Controls.
In recent years the sheer volume of industrial by-products and waterborne wastes have in some
cases increased tenfold throughout the country’s manufacturing and commercial operations. As
a result, not only have the costs of DI resin for processes such as electrical discharge manufacturing
and waterjet cutting increased, so have the costs and liabilities associated with waste
disposal. Regenerating the resin is a practical solution to controlling the costs while simultaneously
avoiding the additional problems of disposing of the industrial by-products.
“The regulatory agencies want to help manufacturers, and will readily answer questions about
how best to dispose of industrial pollutants and avoid liability,” Mr.Weaver says. “It’s always
advisable to talk to the experts to be sure of what action to take.”
He adds that the most important question a POU supplier and its industrial customer should
ask of anyone providing regeneration services is this: “Are you licensed to dispose of industrial
wastes?” ABA reports that it keeps copies of its license available for e-mailing or faxing to customers
so that they always have a reference when questioned about meeting environmental