Sodium cycle ion exchange is the most widely practiced technology for industrial water softening, such as water conditioning for low pressure boilers and pretreatment for reverse osmosis to protect the membranes and improve overall water recovery. It is also widely practiced for applications such as hotels and residential installations to protect hot water pipes and decrease the use of detergents. In this process, water is contacted with a strong acid cation (SAC) exchange resin in the sodium (Na+) form where the harness ions of calcium (Ca2+) and magnesium (Mg2+) are exchanged for more soluble sodium ions.
Please see the special page in the Markets section for product recommendations, depending on your application:
- Industrial Water → Boiler Feed & Process Water → Industrial Softening → Na+ Cycle Softening
- Oil Field Water → Produced Water → Hardness Remov al