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Fixed Bed Ion Exchange

Resin beads

Fenix Hydromet has developed design criteria for ion exchange plant by undertaking testwork at laboratory and pilot scale, providing our IX equipment where appropriate to the client’s requirements.  We have in depth knowledge of the suitability of different ion exchange media for specific applications, depending on the concentrations and combinations of elements in the solutions to be treated, and we work closely with leading resin suppliers to ensure an understanding of emerging developments in resin technology.


Plant designs have included single column systems, 3 column lead-lag-regeneration systems and carousel IX systems.




IX conceptual drawing

3 column sequencing - lead, lag, regeneration

2 column IX pilot 250L

Interior of IX vessel showing resin loaded with Cu

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