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™ IRN360 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 IRN360 H/OH is a mixture of AMBERLITE™ IRN97 H Ion Exchange Resin and AMBERLITE™ IRN78 OH Ion Exchange Resin in a 2:1 cation-to-anion ratio by volume. It is designed for use in PWR primary coolant lithium control and secondary circuit condensate polishing and steam generation blowdown applications in alkaline streams requiring higher cation capacity. The high cation volume provides 50 – 70% more operating capacity than conventional 1:1 mixed beds, and is a way to reduce rad waste in special nuclear circuits. For most users, rad waste disposal cost will exceed resin purchase cost, so higher resin capacity directly translates into lower costs in these non-regenerable nuclear applications. Longer bed life also brings significant operational benefits such as fewer bed change-outs, less resin handling, and fewer chances for radiation exposure. 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.