Boron Reduction

Chemical Formula: B, BO3
Present as: metalloid, anion

Boron is a chemical element with symbol B and atomic number 5. Produced entirely by cosmic ray spallation and supernovae and not by stellar nucleosynthesis, it is a low-abundance element in the Solar system and in the Earth’s crust.
Boron is concentrated on Earth by the water-solubility of its more common naturally occurring compounds, the borate minerals. These are mined industrially as evaporites, such as borax and kernite. The largest known boron deposits are in Turkey, the largest producer of boron minerals.
Elemental boron is a metalloid that is found in small amounts in meteoroids but chemically uncombined boron is not otherwise found naturally on Earth. Industrially, very pure boron is produced with difficulty because of refractory contamination by carbon or other elements. Several allotropes of boron exist: amorphous boron is a brown powder; crystalline boron is silvery to black, extremely hard (about 9.5 on the Mohs scale), and a poor electrical conductor at room temperature. The primary use of elemental boron is as boron filaments with applications similar to carbon fibers in some high-strength materials. Almost all other uses are as boron compounds such as borosilicate glass and as an additive to fiberglass insulation. Boron is also used as a doping agent in semiconductor manufacturing and as a neutron moderator in light water reactors.

Boron (as borate) can be removed from brines of any concentration provided the pH is greater than 3. Flow rates must be kept low.

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Media Sub Category Chelating Resin
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Media Sub Category Mixed Bed
Polymer Matrix Styrenic Gel
Ionic Form Hydrogen & Hydroxide

- Cartridge Applications
- Portable Exchange Deionization (PEDI)
- High Temperature Applications
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Media Sub Category Strong Base Anion
Polymer Matrix Styrenic Gel
Ionic Form Chloride

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- Demineralization
- Trace Contaminants (U, Cr, As, Se, F, ClO₄, ClO₃)
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Media Sub Category Hybrid
Polymer Matrix Styrenic Gel

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