General Ion Exchange

Raw water consists of much more than just hydrogen and oxygen atoms. It also contains combinations of calcium, magnesium, sodium, silica and a variety of other dissolved minerals. Deionisation reduces these total dissolved solids by first passing water through a bed of cation resin to remove the positively charged ions and exchange them for hydrogen (H+) ions. Then the water is passed through a second bed of anion resin to remove the negatively charged ions and exchange them for hydroxide (OH-) ions. The final product is (H+ + OH-) = H20 demineralised water.

Deioniser Process Flow Diagram

Deioniser Process flow Diagram

Water service to homes and industries in Australia by and large comes from public water systems. Chemicals such as aluminium sulphate and chlorine are added to condition the water to meet the requirement of the local authority before distributions. In the applications list shown below, the water from this service could be unsuitable and a tertiary treatment such as deionisation is required.

IBC Water is a well established water treatment company helping businesses to overcome the various problems encountered in their water. Problems such as the removal of certain undesirable minerals in the water used in a laboratory, or how to increase the aesthetic value of the finished products in a powdercoating facility.

IBC Water offers a wide range of deionisers to meet a broad range of applications. From a small in-line cartridge deioniser to fit into a film processing machine to a fully automatic 400,000 litres per day deioniser required at a chemical plant. The range of products include on site regenerated two column demineralisers. We also offer businesses the flexibility to rent offsite regenerated portable exchange deionisers according to their needs or site constraints. Included are mixed bed units for higher quality water requirement.

In today's state-of-the-art technologies, many manufacturing processes require high purity water as one of the raw materials necessary to achieve excellent quality. The applications of deionised water become broader as technologies change. IBC Water Treatment helps it's customers to stay abreast with the technologies through networking with the industries.

If you have any questions or problems with regard to your water, please do not hesitate to call IBC Water for consultation and application. Our sales and technical staff will be more than happy to assist you.


 Manufacturing  paint
 boiler feed
 metalworking lubricants
 humidification  control
 Laboratories  pathology
 glassware rinse
 testing and materials
 hospital/medical facilities
 research and development
 Commercial Applications  vehicle washes (from cars to aircraft)
 film processing
 food/beverage processing
 ice plants