Electrochemical characterization of ion-exchange resin beds and removal of cobalt by electrodeionization for high purity water production

K. H. Yeon, J. H. Seong, S. Rengaraj, S. H. Moon

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The characterization of three cation exchange resins, IRN77, SKN1, and IR120, for the removal of cobalt ions from an aqueous solution by. electrodeionization (EDI) was studied. The study includes investigation of resin beds in terms of their ion exchange capacity, electrical conductivity, and zeta potential. The conductivity of a resin bed was analyzed using a porous-plug model to understand the current path. From the experiments, more than a 97% cobalt ion removal was achieved under optimal conditions. Furthermore, production of ultrapure water with a two-stage EDI process was tested for the reuse of treated water.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-462
Number of pages20
JournalSeparation Science and Technology (Philadelphia)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2003



  • Cobalt removal
  • Electrochemical characterization
  • Electrodeionization
  • Ion exchange resin
  • Porous-plug model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Filtration and Separation
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Chemistry(all)

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