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Cation exchange resin systems

What are cation exchange resin systems?

Cation exchange resin systems are a pressure tank containing a bed of cation exchange resin selected based on the type of contaminant to be removed.

How do cation exchange resin systems work?

Cation exchange resin systems work by separating ions (cations) based on their affinity for the selected resin. In an ion exchange process, the resin beads must be regenerated using a concentrated salt solution or other solution depending on the type of cation exchange resin. How often the beads need to be regenerated depends on the levels of contaminants in the water.

This type of system requires various add-ons to work properly: 

  • A control unit or control panel
  • A brine saturator complete with pump or injection system for resin regeneration
  • A flowmeter or water meter

Why use a cation exchange resin system?

Cation exchange units are used to rid water of unwanted particles such as:

  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Barium
  • Other specific contaminants

Calcium and magnesium are the two minerals that typically cause water hardness. Water softeners used to treat water hardness are actually cation exchange resin systems. 

Our Promise

Magnor manufactures custom-built cation exchange resin systems specifically designed to meet your drinking water and process water needs. In addition to providing you with support at the design stage and delivering factory-assembled turnkey equipment, we also offer preventive and emergency maintenance services to ensure your systems are operating at their best.