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CIF® (Continuous Ionic Filtration)

CIF®

Continuous Ionic Filtration

Our CIF® (Continuous Ionic Filtration) technology uses continuous countercurrent ion exchange to selectively remove contaminants from water.

uranium removal

CIF® Technology Summary

Our Continuous Ionic Filtration (CIF® )technology uses continuous ion exchange and physical filtration (if required) to selectively remove contaminants from water. The 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.

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 continuous high performance. Commercially available ion exchange resin can be used in the system, with the resin type chosen based on the contaminants being targeted.

Process Description

Feed water is passed upwards through the packed bed of ion exchange resin and exits the top of the column as treated water. Ion exchange resin is removed from the bottom of the column and passes though a series of columns where it is reconditioned and returned to the adsorption column. CIF® is a robust, membrane-free, continuous ion exchange technology that is highly resistant to scaling and fouling.

CIF® (Continuous Ionic Filtration)

Benefits

REDUCED PRE-TREATMENT REQUIREMENTS AND EASY OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
TOLERATES SUSPENDED SOLIDS IN THE FEED AND CAPABLE OF PHYSICAL FILTRATION 
HIGLY RESISTANT TO SCALING AND FOULING
LOW CAPITAL AND OPERATING COSTS

Applications

The continuous nature of CIF® allows it to be applied in industries where ion exchange traditionally isn’t used. CIF® can remove a range of contaminants, including hardness (calcium/magnesium), nuisance metal contaminants (e.g. iron, manganese, uranium), nitrate, phosphate, boron, sulphate and more.

CIF® can be applied to a range of industries:

Case Studies

Efficient Metal recovery at Clean Teq Water

Uranium Removal for Cobalt Mine, DRC

Removal and concentration of uranium from a 20 MLD cobalt rich liquor in the DRC

CIF® (Continuous Ionic Filtration)

Gold Mine Wastewater Treatment Plant, Australia

2MLD DESALX® plant removing hardness and sulphate, producing water suitable for aquifer reinjection.

CIF® (Continuous Ionic Filtration)

Processing Plant Water Treatment, Oman

Treating multiple waste streams using the 0.5MLD plant, producing industrial quality water for reuse.

CIF® (Continuous Ionic Filtration)

Interstage Hardness Removal from RO Brine, China

Mobile CIF® plant for interstage RO brine hardness removal.

CIF® (Continuous Ionic Filtration)

Coal Seam Gas Produced Water Treatment, Australia

A 0.5 MLD DESALX® plant was deployed to treat coal seam gas produced water into agricultural grade product water for livestock and crops.

CIF® (Continuous Ionic Filtration)

Bore Water Treatment, Australia

0.6MLD groundwater treatment plant to remove calcium, barium, and strontium before RO.

CIF® (Continuous Ionic Filtration)

Waste Water Treatment Plant Reuse, Western Australia

Comparison of a 42m3/h CIF system compared to MF/RO for municipal reuse

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