Ion Exchange Materials: Properties and Applications


  • Andrei Zagorodni, Materials Chemistry, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Ion Exchange Materials: Properties and Applications fills a "two-dimensional" gap in books currently available on the subject. Firstly, there is a lack of modern comprehensive publications on the chemistry of ion exchange materials and on the relationships between their properties and practical applications. Secondly, there are few books on ion exchange chemistry that are targeted to industrial R&D specialists and research students who (i) do not work with ion exchange on a daily basis, (ii) need to develop competence in this area, and (iii) find it difficult to start studying the subject from primary scientific publications. The book bridges these gaps by describing classical and modern theoretical concepts, as well as practical approaches for using ion exchange materials. Ion exchange materials combine properties of homogeneous and heterogeneous materials. Besides being an interesting subject for investigation, they are essential in a wide variety of industrial technologies: in the chemical and biochemical industries, pharmacy, medicine, microelectronics, the nuclear industry, food production, waste treatment, and many other areas. Ion exchange is a powerful tool in chemical analysis and scientific research. The main focus in this book is on ion exchange polymers: ion exchange resins, chelating resins, imprinted (templated), and other functional polymers. It provides an in-depth study of ion exchange materials, suitable for postgraduate students and R&D industrial specialists in chemistry, chemical and biochemical technology.
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Postgraduate students, R&D industrial specialists in chemistry and chemical and biochemical technology, researchers and specialists working with different chemical and biochemical separations, chemical (non-synthetic) and biochemical university departments and libraries, companies working with decontamination of waste streams, pharmaceutical companies.


Book information

  • Published: November 2006
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-044552-6

Table of Contents

PrefaceSymbols Used in the Book1. Introduction2. Ion Exchangers, their Structure and Major Properties3. Specific Interactions in Ion Exchange Systems4. Interactions with Organic and Biochemical Substances5. Redox Materials6. Impregnated Resins7. Interactions with Water and Aqueous Solutions8. Physico-Chemical Description of Ion Exchange Processes9. Modern Physico-Chemical Models10. Kinetics of Ion Exchange11. Column Processes12. Ion Exchange Purification and Separation13. Analytical Applications of Ion Exchangers14. Technological Schemes of Ion Exchange15. Dual-Temperature Separation16. Treatment of Gases and Fumes17. Electroseparation with Ion Exchange Materials18. Subjects that do not Fit in Other Chapters19. Non-Chemical Aspects of Ion Exchange TechnologyAppendix I. Practical Laboratory MethodsAppendix II. DefinitionsReferencesIndex