Producing Demineralized water from Ion-exchange resins
Hi every one
I hope you are all well and healthy.
We planned to make Demin water out of municipal drinking water (Tap water), with a total hardness of 450 ppm, pH=7 by using the Ion-Exchange resin method. For this process, the Strong Acid Cation (SAC) resin, PUROLITE C100 H, and Strong base Anion (SBA) resin PUROLITEA400 OH was used as Ion-Exchange media. The ion-Exchange was filed in an FRP Tank. (25 lit Cation and 50 lit Anoin resin). The desired ammount of water was 300 liters in 8 hrs (M`=0.0375 M3/hr)
First, the inlet water runs through PP and activated carbon cartridges and enters to Cation stage first, and then goes to the Anion, and after all, 2 mix bed cartridges with around 2.5 Lit of PUROLITE MB-400 resin.
The TDS of outcoming water is around 40 ppm but the problem was that the pH of water is 9 to 10 !!!
Then we added a Degasser tank after the cation stage,(a high 500 lit vertical tank with permanent air stream inside it, injected by a big bubble diffuser) the result was almost the same.
I was thinking if we use (CATION > ANION >CATION > ANION > MIX BED) system, without degasser. But I don`t have any sense that what would be the result.
Please help me how can I fix the pH.
Thanks a million.