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Ion Exchange Graphs?
« on: February 06, 2006, 07:07:54 PM »
Hi there,
I was just wondering if there is a known relationship between the number of moles of a specific cation removed from a solution, namely Calcium,  and the time it is in contact with the resin. I was planning on treating 25ml of 0.01M CaCl2 through 5g of a sodium based resin, adjusting the rate of flow using a stopcock and timing it with a stopwatch. This will be a prelimanry experiment and I would like to know the relationship that exists so I can plan time periods etc.

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Re:Ion Exchange Graphs?
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2006, 10:58:51 PM »
There would be a relationship seeing as it is a surface reaction (calcium in solution has to be in contact with the resin in order to react) so there definatly would be a relationship however it would depend on the exact type of the resin, flow rate, size and shape of resin reaction surface(s) etc... you could prepare a standard concentration of calcium and run the standard through the same type of resin cartridge at varying flow rates and titrate the effluent with EDTA or use a spectrometric technique to determine the remaining calcium in solution. This would allow you to see the relationship and determine the best possible flow rate for that particular resin cartridge.



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Re:Ion Exchange Graphs?
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2006, 06:18:57 AM »
Is it likely to be a linear relationship or something more complex?


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Re:Ion Exchange Graphs?
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2006, 08:03:54 AM »
The relations is up to each resin. Usually, each supplier has some graphics or data. Perhaps the data is not exactly the same for each ion but will be a good aproach for your experiments.

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