As populations increase and industries expand, pollution from industrial wastewater is a growing concern. Industrial effluent limitation guidelines have been established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that regulate the maximum allowed contamination levels of various pollutants. Industrial facilities must ensure they have water treatment systems in place that comply with these guidelines.
In addition to treatments such as water softening and reverse osmosis, ion exchange resins are often used as part of a comprehensive industrial water treatment program. Ion exchange is a water treatment process used extensively in nuclear facilities, industrial processes, and medical and pharmaceutical operations to control the purity and pH of water. Ion exchange works by filtering water through a special resin bed that removes undesirable ions and replaces them with acceptable ones. The process may be used for either water purification, or in the control of a particular ion in a solution. Cation ion exchange resins and anion exchange resins are two of the most common resins on the market.
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According to Global Industry Analysts, Inc., the market for ion exchange resins is projected to grow most among the following industries: chemicals, drinking and wastewater treatment, food and beverage and power generation. Drinking water (utilizing specialty resins for applications like arsenic removal) and wastewater treatment are the two fastest growing segments for ion exchange resins, while power generation represents the segment with the largest end-use application for ion exchange resins.
Markets such as Asia Pacific, where industrial development is strong and water resources are limited, will contribute to the largest growth in demand for ion exchange water treatment, according to the report.
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