Water Desalination by Ion-Exchange Hollow Fibers

E. Korngold, D. Vofsi

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Salt removal from water by means of ion-exchange hollow fibers was investigated under different conditions. The efficiency of desalination of tap water improves with increasing water velocity up to an optimal value in a concentration range of 0.2-0.3 N of the regenerants. Further improvement was obtained with a mixed cation- and anion-exchange hollow-fiber unit. A pilot plant which includes 25 m2 of ion-exchange hollow fibers was put in operation in combination with a conventional ion-exchange unit for salt removal from tap water. Regenerants rejected from the conventional ion-exchange unit are recycled for regeneration of the ion-exchange hollow fibers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-135
Number of pages13
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Jan 1991
EventProceedings of the Twelfth International Symposium on Desalination and Water Re-use - Malta, Malta
Duration: 15 Apr 199118 Apr 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering


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