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ASTM D4266-96(2001)

Standard Test Methods for Precoat Capacity of Powdered Ion-Exchange Resins

Standard Test Methods for Precoat Capacity of Powdered Ion-Exchange Resins D4266-96R01 ASTM|D4266-96R01|en-US Standard Test Methods for Precoat Capacity of Powdered Ion-Exchange Resins Standard new BOS Vol. 11.02 Committee D19
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Significance and Use

The salt removal capacity of a powdered resin precoat is limited by the capacity of either the anion-exchange resin or the cation-exchange resin contained in it. Applications include condensate polishing in fossil-fueled electric generating plants, as well as condensate polishing, spent fuel pool water treatment, reactor water treatment, and low-level radioactive liquid waste treatment in nuclear-powered electric generating plants.

By determining the ion-exchange capacity profile of either a cation exchange resin or an anion-exchange resin (capacity expended per unit of time under specific conditions), it is possible to estimate runlength and remaining capacity when treating a liquid of the same makeup. Although they cannot accurately predict performance during condenser leaks, these test methods are useful for determining operating capacities as measured under the test conditions used.

These test methods may be used to monitor the performance of either powdered anion-exchange resin or powdered cation-exchange resin. The total capacity of either resin depends primarily upon the number density of ion-exchange sites within the resin. The operating capacity is a function of the total capacity, degree of conversion to the desired ionic form when received, and properties of the resin and the system that affect ion exchange kinetics.


1.1 These test methods cover the determination of the operating ion-exchange capacity of both powdered cation-exchange resins (hydrogen form) and powdered anion-exchange resins (hydroxide form). These test methods are intended for use in testing new powdered ion-exchange resins when used for the treatment of water. The following two test methods are included:

Test Method A-Operating Capacity, Anion-Exchange Resin, Hydroxide Form7-15
Test Method B-Operating Capacity, Cation-Exchange Resin, Hydrogen Form16-24

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The inch-pound units given in parentheses are for information only.

1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

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Book of Standards Volume: 11.02
Developed by Subcommittee: D19.08
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.1520/D4266-96R01
ICS Code: 71.100.40