AMBERLITE™ Ion Exchange Resins are available in a very wide range of chemical compositions and polymer structures and have been used for decades in a high-value applications including water treatment in industrial and power generation plants.
AMBERLITE™ IRN160 H/OH Ion Exchange Resin is a Mixture of Nuclear-grade, Uniform Particle Size, Gel, Strong Acid Cation and Strong Base Anion Exchange Resins for Water Treatment Applications in the Nuclear Power Industry. It is designed specifically for use in nuclear loops where highest resin purity and stability are required, and where the "as supplied" resin must have a minimum of ionic and non-ionic contamination. These high standards of resin purity enable plants to achieve reliable and safe production whilst reducing the need for equipment maintenance and minimizing the impact of unscheduled outages. AMBERLITE IRN160 H/OH is a stoichiometric equivalent mixture of AMBERLITE™ IRN97 H Ion Exchange Resin and AMBERLITE™ IRN78 OH Ion Exchange Resin on a 1:1 equivalent basis. It is designed to minimize separation of anion and cation during installation and transfer due to the smaller cation resin particle size. The less-separating properties of this resin make it easily transferable from one location to another, helping to eliminate the formation of a cation layer at the bottom of the service vessel. As a pre-mixed resin, it also allows for faster change-out and initial rinse-up prior to service, which minimizes start-up time and rinse wastewater volume. The smaller cation particle size also provides faster kinetics and higher exchange capacity leading to a reduction of rad waste compared to standard mixed beds. The higher capacity, 10% DVB cation resin also provides excellent chemical stability and resistance to bead fracture from attrition.