AMBERLITE™ Ion Exchange Resins

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™ HPR1600 H Ion Exchange Resin is a Uniform Particle Size, Gel, Strong Acid Cation Exchange Resin for Condensate Polishing and Mixed Bed Demineralization Applications for the Power Industry. It is designed specifically for use in nuclear condensate polishing mixed beds when highest resin purity and water quality are required. This resin is our highest-capacity cation resin with exceptional physical and oxidative stability due to its very high level of DVB crosslinker. The exceptional physical and oxidative stability minimizes the release of organic sulfonate leachables (TOC), helping to preserve the kinetic response of the anion exchange resin in the mixed bed, enabling lower levels of sulfate in the steam generator or boiler, which is especially critical in PWR plants where organic amines are used. The chemical stability also makes it especially suitable for high-temperature operation, as in air-cooled condenser systems. The high capacity of AMBERLITE HPR1600 H can extend the hydrogen cycle run length by as much as 20% compared to a standard condensate polishing cation resin, and this proportionally reduces the number of regenerations and effort needed to operate the condensate polishing plant. The exceptionally good backwash separation characteristics of AMBERLITE HPR1600 H further simplify the regeneration process, and the black color of the resin allows easy visual confirmation of separation from the light-colored AMBERLITE™ HPR9000 OH Ion Exchange Resin.

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Used In:

  • Mixed bed condensate polishing in PWR nuclear power plants
  • Mixed bed condensate polishing in fossil power plants
  • Mixed bed polishing in industrial demineralization
  • Condensate polisher cation pre-beds
  • Condensate polishing in power plants operated with amine cycle
  • Condensate polishing air-cooled condenser systems
  • Start-up regenerable condensate polishing systems in nuclear power plants


  •  Uniform particle size
  •  Highest-capacity cation resin available
  •  Exceptional physical and oxidative stability
  •  Minimizes the release of organic sulfonate leachables (TOC)
  •  Suitable for high temperature operation
  •  Premium performance resin with proven track record
  •  Exceptional separation in mixed beds
  •  Dark color for easy visual separation from light-colored anion in Mixed Beds
  •  Highest resin purity
  •  Industry stable resin


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