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Ion Exchange

Edited by Selcan Karakus

Istanbul University, Turkey


Ion Exchange Materials Ion Exchange Synthesis Ion Exchange Characterization Ion Exchange Capacity Nanopowder Ion Exchange Metal Separation Sol-gel Technique Drinking Water Softening Ion Exchange Mechanism Waste Water Treatment Regenerated Waste Water Ion Exchange Regeneration Ion Exchange Chromatography Ion Exchange Membrane Ion Memory Technique Ion printing Technique Evaporation Technique Ion Exchange Composite

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Ion exchange materials are available in different forms and structures varying in their classifications depending on origin, physical form (morphology), immobilized functional group, and their functions. The mechanism of ion exchange is dictated by various parameters related to the ion exchange materials such as the nature and type of fixed functional groups, the physical forms, and the origin of the ion exchange material. Ion exchange is a technology that has been ever receiving growing attention in various industries for several decades. This technology is commonly used to purify solutions by removing the dissolved ions by electrostatic sorption into ion exchange materials of various physical forms. The removed ions are replaced with equivalent amounts of other ions of the same charge in the solutions. The use of ion exchange reaction allows either all ions to be removed from a solution or particular ions to be selectively separated. Therefore, both selective removal of ionic contamination and complete deionization can be distinguished. The selection between both depends mainly on the composition of the solution and the extent of decontamination required. The applications of ion exchange are numerous and cover wide ranges of industries and households. These applications mainly cover purification purposes; however, ion exchange is also widely implemented in the separation and extraction of valuable substances such as uranium and plutonium from the nuclear industry waste. Deionization (demineralization) of water and water softening are known to be the most common applications. However, the spectrum of other applications varies from large-scale extraction of metals in hydrometallurgical and metal finishing processes to recovery of precious metals. The applications of ion exchange are also extended to food and beverages, petrochemical and chemical, pharmaceutical, sugar and sweeteners, industrial waste water, ground and potable water, semiconductor, production power soil remedy, and pulp and paper industry.

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Selcan Karakus

Asst. Prof. Dr.
Istanbul University, Turkey

Assistant Professor Selcan Karakuş is currently working at the Department of Chemistry, Istanbul University (IU), Turkey. She received her Master of Science degree in Physical Chemistry from IU in 2006. She received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Physical Chemistry from IU in 2011. She has worked as a visiting researcher at the University of Massachusetts, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering. She has research experience in molecular adsorption, drug carrier system, nanoparticles, nanocomposites, nanoemulsion self-assembled polymeric nanostructures and copolymer blends. She worked on different projects funded by Istanbul University. She has published several research articles and a book chapter in this area. She has published books titled “Molecular Self-assembly in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology”. Her edited books provide information about self-assembly in nanotechnology with their limitations, along with examples and research-based results with discussion. She has been working on the preparation of new nanostructures under the influence of ultrasonic effects, ultrasonic encapsulation, and nanoparticles. Recently she has been involved in the characterization and preparation of nanostructure, nanoparticles and nanoemulsion systems as potential candidates for a wide range of uses in the industry. She also acts as Editor for different publishers.

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