Mining

The acidic wastewater resulting from mining operations requires treatment in order to prevent adverse impacts to rivers and streams wastewater.

Mining Applications

Ammonium ion forms when pH is less than 9 (preferably less than 8). Ammonium is a monovalent cation. Cation resins such as CG8 and CG10 have modest selectivity for ammonium ion compared to sodium but poor selectivity compared to hardness ions such as calcium and magnesium. SIR-600 has very high selectivity for ammonium but fairly low capacity and requires a rather large salt dose (typically at least 30 lbs NaCl per cu ft).

SIR-600

Media Sub Category Selective Exchanger
Polymer Matrix Zeolite Crystalline
Application Ammonia Reduction
Cesium Reduction

CG8

Media Sub Category Strong Acid Cation
Polymer Matrix Styrenic Gel
Ionic Form Sodium
Application Softening - Industrial
Demineralization
Iron Reduction
Ammonia Reduction

CG10

Media Sub Category Strong Acid Cation
Polymer Matrix Styrenic Gel
Ionic Form Sodium
Application Softening - Industrial
Demineralization
Softening - High Temperature

SIR-500

Media Sub Category Chelating Resin
Polymer Matrix Styrenic Macroporous
Application Trace Metals Reduction
Brine Softening

Boron is one of a number of elements present in the natural salt mine brines from which Lithium is extracted. Although the element has wide industrial application, boron impurities can accumulate and impede the productivity of lithium energy products.

SIR-150

Media Sub Category Chelating Resin
Polymer Matrix Styrenic Macroporous
Application Boron Reduction - Potable Water
Boron Reduction - Brine
Boron Reduction - Ultrapure Water

Brine streams are often contaminated with metals. Some are common, such as calcium, magnesium, and iron, while others are less common, such as aluminum and vanadium. Our specialty chelating resins efficiently remove hardness from your brine stream without being exhausted by sodium, and we can adjust the treatment options depending on your removal needs. 

SIR-300

Media Sub Category Chelating Resin
Polymer Matrix Styrenic Macroporous
Application Trace Metals Reduction

SIR-110-MP-HP

Media Sub Category Selective Exchanger
Polymer Matrix Styrenic Macroporous
Application Perchlorate Reduction
Iodide Reduction
Pertechnetate Reduction
PFAS Reduction
Nitrate Reduction

SIR-946

Media Sub Category Hybrid
Polymer Matrix Styrenic Gel
Application Brine Silica Removal

SIR-980

Media Sub Category Selective Exchanger
Polymer Matrix Styrenic Macroporous
Application Brine Silica Removal

Acid mine drainage is a major pollutant of surface water in some regions, primarily from water flowing through abandoned mines that contain sulfur-bearing minerals. Characterized by low pH and toxic metal content, it can be mitigated through the use of activated carbon and ion exchange.

AGC-40-CS-AW

Media Sub Category Coconut Shell Carbon
Mesh Size 12 to 40 US Mesh
Application Chlorine Reduction
Organics Reduction

WBMP

Media Sub Category Weak Base Anion
Polymer Matrix Styrenic Macroporous
Ionic Form Free Base
Application Demineralization
Organics Reduction

SIR-300

Media Sub Category Chelating Resin
Polymer Matrix Styrenic Macroporous
Application Trace Metals Reduction

Heavy metals are found in many industrial wastewater as well as sometimes occurring naturally in some groundwaters. Typically present in relatively low levels as compared to other dissolved ions, the ability to selectively remove these ions is accomplished with a specialty weak acid cation resin.

SIR-300

Media Sub Category Chelating Resin
Polymer Matrix Styrenic Macroporous
Application Trace Metals Reduction

WACG-Na

Media Sub Category Weak Acid Cation
Polymer Matrix Acrylic Gel
Ionic Form Sodium
Application High TDS Softening
Heavy Metals Reduction

CG8

Media Sub Category Strong Acid Cation
Polymer Matrix Styrenic Gel
Ionic Form Sodium
Application Softening - Industrial
Demineralization
Iron Reduction
Ammonia Reduction

CG10

Media Sub Category Strong Acid Cation
Polymer Matrix Styrenic Gel
Ionic Form Sodium
Application Softening - Industrial
Demineralization
Softening - High Temperature

SIR-200

Media Sub Category Selective Exchanger
Polymer Matrix Styrenic Macroporous
Application Precious Metals
Mercury Reduction

SIR-100-HP

Media Sub Category Selective Exchanger
Polymer Matrix Styrenic Macroporous
Application Nitrate Reduction
Perchlorate Reduction

ASM-10-HP

Media Sub Category Hybrid
Polymer Matrix Styrenic Gel
Application Silica Reduction
Arsenic Reduction

Mercury is a chemical element with symbol Hg and atomic number 80. It is commonly known as quicksilver and was formerly named hydrargyrum. A heavy, silvery d-block element, mercury is the only metallic element that is liquid at standard conditions for temperature and pressure; the only other element that is liquid under these conditions is bromine, though metals such as caesium, gallium, and rubidium melt just above room temperature.
Mercury occurs in deposits throughout the world mostly as cinnabar (mercuric sulfide). The red pigment vermilion is obtained by grinding natural cinnabar or synthetic mercuric sulfide.
Mercury is used in thermometers, barometers, manometers, sphygmomanometers, float valves, mercury switches, mercury relays, fluorescent lamps and other devices, though concerns about the element’s toxicity have led to mercury thermometers and sphygmomanometers being largely phased out in clinical environments in favor of alternatives such as alcohol- or galinstan-filled glass thermometers and thermistor- or infrared-based electronic instruments.
Mercury forms amalgams with many metals and was once used in dental fillings and to extract gold from various ores. Mercury is still used as a preservative in vaccines despite its know toxicity. Commercial uses of mercury have been curtailed, however mercury emissions from coal fired power plants remain a dominant source of mercury in our environment.

Mercury is a potent neurotoxin. Most mercury in our environment currently comes from coal fired power plants. Aerosol mercury emissions remain in the upper atmosphere for long periods of time, making this a global problem. The selective resins with thiol functionality have high affinity for cationic mercury.

Organo mercury compounds, notably methyl mercury form from the reaction of elemental or cationic mercury with organic matter.

SIR-200

Media Sub Category Selective Exchanger
Polymer Matrix Styrenic Macroporous
Application Precious Metals
Mercury Reduction

SIR-400

Media Sub Category Chelating Resin
Polymer Matrix Styrenic Macroporous
Application Precious Metals Recovery
Mercury Reduction

SIR-300

Media Sub Category Chelating Resin
Polymer Matrix Styrenic Macroporous
Application Trace Metals Reduction

Strong base anion resin have good affinity for nitrate. The higher amines (triethylamine, tributylamine, etc.) have increased affinity for nitrate and decreased affinity for divalent ions such as sulfate, making them preferred for many applications.

SIR-100-HP

Media Sub Category Selective Exchanger
Polymer Matrix Styrenic Macroporous
Application Nitrate Reduction
Perchlorate Reduction

SBG2-HP

Media Sub Category Strong Base Anion
Polymer Matrix Styrenic Gel
Ionic Form Chloride
Application Chromate Reduction
Trace Contaminants (U, Cr, As, Se, F, ClO₄, ClO₃)

SBG1-HP

Media Sub Category Strong Base Anion
Polymer Matrix Styrenic Gel
Ionic Form Chloride
Application Trace Contaminants (U, Cr, As, Se, F, ClO₄, ClO₃)
Potable water
Nitrate Reduction

SIR-110-HP

Media Sub Category Selective Exchanger
Polymer Matrix Styrenic Gel
Application Perchlorate Reduction
PFAS Reduction
Iodide Reduction
Nitrate Reduction
Pertechnetate Reduction

SBG1

Media Sub Category Strong Base Anion
Polymer Matrix Styrenic Gel
Ionic Form Chloride
Application Sulfate Reduction
Demineralization
Trace Contaminants (U, Cr, As, Se, F, ClO₄, ClO₃)
Nitrate Reduction

Nitrate Reduction

Sku

Cartridge Type Drop-In
Media Category Specialty Media
Application -

Nitrate Reduction

Sku

Cartridge Type Inline
Media Category Specialty Media
Application -

Precious metals are used in some printed circuit board applications as well as in the manufacture of automotive catalytic converters.

SIR-400

Media Sub Category Chelating Resin
Polymer Matrix Styrenic Macroporous
Application Precious Metals Recovery
Mercury Reduction

SBG1

Media Sub Category Strong Base Anion
Polymer Matrix Styrenic Gel
Ionic Form Chloride
Application Sulfate Reduction
Demineralization
Trace Contaminants (U, Cr, As, Se, F, ClO₄, ClO₃)
Nitrate Reduction

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