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.

Key Features

* Comprehensively covers the subject. * Provides links between theoretical concepts, material properties, practical applications, and technical solutions. * Easy to understand - requires only ground knowledge of university-level chemistry and can be read without an in-depth knowledge of mathematics. * Supported with an interactive web-site.


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.

Table of Contents

Preface Symbols Used in the Book 1. Introduction 2. Ion Exchangers, their Structure and Major Properties 3. Specific Interactions in Ion Exchange Systems 4. Interactions with Organic and Biochemical Substances 5. Redox Materials 6. Impregnated Resins 7. Interactions with Water and Aqueous Solutions 8. Physico-Chemical Description of Ion Exchange Processes 9. Modern Physico-Chemical Models 10. Kinetics of Ion Exchange 11. Column Processes 12. Ion Exchange Purification and Separation 13. Analytical Applications of Ion Exchangers 14. Technological Schemes of Ion Exchange 15. Dual-Temperature Separation 16. Treatment of Gases and Fumes 17. Electroseparation with Ion Exchange Materials 18. Subjects that do not Fit in Other Chapters 19. Non-Chemical Aspects of Ion Exchange Technology Appendix I. Practical Laboratory Methods Appendix II. Definitions References Index


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About the author

Andrei Zagorodni

Andrei Zagorodni has been lucky to study ion exchange materials and develop methods of their applications during a quarter of century. His main interests are equilibria in sophisticated ion exchange systems, interactions with organic substances, exploitation of specific phenomena in the separation systems, spectroscopic investigation of these materials, among others. During several years he teaches the subject at advanced university level.

Affiliations and Expertise

Materials Chemistry, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden