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ion exchange

n.
A reversible chemical reaction between an insoluble solid and a solution during which ions may be interchanged, used in water softening and in the separation of radioactive isotopes.

ion exchange

n
(Chemistry) the process in which ions are exchanged between a solution and an insoluble solid, usually a resin. It is used to soften water, to separate radioactive isotopes, and to purify certain industrial chemicals

i′on exchange`


n.
the process of reciprocal transfer of ions between a solution and a resin or other suitable solid.
[1920–25]
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Noun1.ion exchange - a process in which ions are exchanged between a solution and an insoluble (usually resinous) solidion exchange - a process in which ions are exchanged between a solution and an insoluble (usually resinous) solid; widely used in industrial processing
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
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ion exchange

nscambio ionico
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Ion exchanging membranes are known as very efficient tools in processes such as desalination and sweetening and concentration of salty water, recycling of valuable metals from industrial wastewater, pharmaceutical industries, food industries and production of chemicals.
There are numerous methods in the world for the purification of heavy metals from drinking water at industrial scale, among which mention can be made of reverse osmosis, ion exchanging resins and suspension method alumina sorbent.