Lead Reduction

Chemical Formula: Pb
Present as: cation

Lead (/lɛd/) is a chemical element with atomic number 82 and symbol Pb (from Latin: plumbum). It is a soft, malleable, and heavy metal. Freshly cut solid lead has a bluish-white color that soon tarnishes to a dull grayish color when exposed to air; the liquid metal has shiny chrome-silver luster. Lead’s density of 11.34 g/cm3 exceeds that of most common materials. Lead has the second highest atomic number of all practically stable elements. As such, lead is located at the end of some decay chains of heavier elements, which in part accounts for the relative abundance of lead: it exceeds those of other similarly-numbered elements.
Lead is a post-transition metal, and is relatively inert unless powdered. Its weakened metallic character is illustrated by its general amphoteric nature: it and its oxides react with both acids and bases. It also displays a marked tendency toward covalent bonding. Its compounds are most commonly found in the +2 oxidation state, rather than +4, unlike the lighter group 14 elements.
Lead is the heaviest stable element. At one time lead was widely used in paints and as an octane booster for gasoline. However, issues with toxicity have sharply curtailed its use.

Lead in potable water that is present in its ionic form can be removed by a variety of cation exchange resins including both strong acid and weak acid types. Lead is not soluble in waters with significant alkalinity and at pH above 8. In the environment, lead complexes with naturally occurring organic matter.

Related Products

CG8

Media Sub Category Strong Acid Cation
Polymer Matrix Styrenic Gel
Ionic Form Sodium
Applications:  

- Softening - Industrial
- Demineralization
- Iron Reduction
- Ammonia Reduction

CG10

Media Sub Category Strong Acid Cation
Polymer Matrix Styrenic Gel
Ionic Form Sodium
Applications:  

- Softening - Industrial
- Demineralization
- Softening - High Temperature

WACG

Media Sub Category Weak Acid Cation
Polymer Matrix Acrylic Gel
Ionic Form Hydrogen
Applications:  

- Partial Softening
- Partial Alkalinity Reduction
- Metal Reduction

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