Electrochemical Water Treatment
Electrochemical water treatment methods use electricity to separate dissolved contaminants from the water. Common contaminants include dissolved ionic salts which break down into negative anions such as chloride, nitrates, fluorides, and sulfates, and positively charged cations such as calcium, magnesium, sodium, and lead components when exposed to electric currents.
The introduction of a positively charged electrode, or cathode, will cause the negative ions to move towards it while the negatively charged electrode, or anode, will cause the positively charged ions to move towards it. Using an ion-exchange polymer or membrane, these charged ions can be selectively removed and concentrated, leaving only clean water.
Aemion™ has 10-100 times the mechanical strength of leading AEM products allowing it to be used at 1/10th of the thickness and still maintain higher selectivity. This leads to massive reductions in electrical resistance and electricity required for treatment.
It is also the only product on the market completely stable in strong acid and strong alkaline stable allowing operation in harsh industrial waters and with frequent anti-fouling treatments.
Ionomr materials are very high strength with large gains to efficiency in systems, while showing high resiliency to chemical treatments. They are used in the following applications: