HIGHER WATER RECOVERY
TARGETED CONTAMINANT REMOVAL
Our CIF® technology combines continuous ion exchange and physical filtration to remove contaminants from water. This technology is proven and built on the foundations of ion exchange, a process that has been used in the water industry for over 50 years, and extensively used globally for hydrometallurgical recovery in mining.
CIF® uses a moving bed of charged resin beads to attract and remove ionic species from water whilst filtering the water of suspended solids, ensuring optimum efficiency and continual high performance. A portion of the resin is cycled between columns (usually hourly) using an air lift pump, allowing continuous operation and regeneration of the system.
Feed water is passed upwards through the ionic bed and exits the top of the filter as treated water. At the same time, the resin is removed from the bottom and passes between columns where it is cleaned, regenerated and returned to the top of the adsorption column. CIF® is a robust, membrane-free technology that is highly resistant to fouling/scaling.
CIF® can be used with commercially available ion exchange resins, and by moving the ion exchange resin around the system, CIF® can be applied in industries where ion exchange traditionally isn’t used. CIF® can remove a range of contaminants, including hardness, nuisance metal contaminants (e.g. iron, manganese, uranium), nitrate, phosphate, boron, sulphate and more.