Resin Disinfection

Base Exchange units use a resin to act as an ion exchange source to filter the water that is being treated, removing selective ions from the water source to produce the desired quality of effluent flow out of the system. The nutrient rich resin in this process is stagnant for long periods of time providing an ideal breeding ground for algae, mold and bacteria. If left untreated, the effluent flow of water can be found to contain more microbial growth than the water that enters the ion exchange unit after contamination from the resin. Disinfection of the resin is therefore required to ensure that the resin is not contaminated with microbial growth, maintaining a high water quality in the effluent flow out of the system.