Comparative study on the properties of irradiated strong and weak cation exchangers
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Gamma irradiation of cation exchange resins results in breaking down of functional groups and as a result decreases in exchange capacity, weight and moisture content. There are significant changes in the pH of the effluent as well. The influence on these physico-chemical properties is more by 10–15% when the thorium form of polyacrylic carboxylic acid type exchanger is exposed to radiation as compared to the polystyrene sulphonic acid type exchanger exposed.
KeywordsRadiation Inorganic Chemistry Polystyrene Carboxylic Acid Cation Exchange
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