Polymeric Adsorption and Regenerant Distillation

  • Lawrence K. Wang
  • Chein-Chi Chang
  • Nazih K. Shammas
Part of the Handbook of Environmental Engineering book series (HEE, volume 3)


One of the most significant advances in ion exchange resin and adsorbent technology has been the development of the macroreticular pore structure (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24). Various synthetic routes have been developed for preparing both ion exchange resins and polymeric adsorbents of high surface area and pore volume. Furthermore, the synthesis has been developed to the degree that the surface area and pore parameters can be varied over a wide range. Several of these macroreticular polymers based on the crosslinked styrene and acrylate systems are now available commercially. A polymeric adsorbent is defined as a macroporous or macroreticular polymeric material that has similar properties to ion-exchange resin, but has no functional ionic group (11,21). These polymeric adsorbents are hard, durable, insoluble spheres of high surface area and porosity. They are also available in a variety of polarities.


Waste Stream Granular Activate Carbon Polymeric Adsorption Butyl Acetate Solvent Recovery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lawrence K. Wang
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Chein-Chi Chang
    • 4
  • Nazih K. Shammas
    • 5
  1. 1.Zorex CorporationNewtonville
  2. 2.Lenox Institute of Water TechnologyLenox
  3. 3.Krofta Engineering CorporationLenox
  4. 4.District of Columbia Water and Sewer AuthorityWashington
  5. 5.Graduate Environmental Engineering ProgramLenox Institute of Water TechnologyLenox

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