AMBERLITE™ Ion Exchange Resins and Polymeric Adsorbents

AMBERLITE™ Ion Exchange Resins and Polymeric Adsorbents are available in a very wide range of chemical compositions and polymer structures and have been used for decades in a high-value applications including water treatment in industrial and power generation plants, drinking water, food processing, chemical processing, bioprocessing, and pharmaceutical formulations.


AMBERLITE™ IRN97 H Ion Exchange Resin is a nuclear-grade, uniform particle size, high capacity, gel, strong acid cation exchange resin, supplied in the H-form. It is processed to the highest purity standards required for treating water in the nuclear power industry. The manufacturing process for this resin is controlled to keep inorganic impurities at the lowest possible level. Special treatment procedures are also used to remove traces of soluble organic compounds. These high standards of resin purity will help keep nuclear systems free of contaminants and deposits, and help prevent increases in radioactivity levels due to activation of impurities in the reactor core. AMBERLITE IRN97 H resin contains a minimum of 99% of the exchange sites in the hydrogen form. The uniform particle size and the absence of fine resin beads results in a lower pressure drop compared to conventional resins. AMBERLITE IRN97 H resin has been proven to be highly effective in the primary water treatment to remove fission products, activated corrosion products, and suspended matter; to control the pH of the reactor coolant stream by removing the excess Li-7; for radwaste treatment to remove radioactive cations such as Cs-137 from waste streams; to remove of cationic radioactive material from spent decontaminating solutions; and in steam generator blow down purification to provide a long service cycle in the removal of cationic impurities in the presence of ammonia.

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Used In:

  • Cation component of BWR condensate polishing mixed beds
  • Primary water chemistry control in PWR nuclear power operations
  • Decontamination of radioactive circuits
  • Control of Li-7 content of the reactor coolant


  • High loading capacity
  • High oxidative stability
  • Non-separating when mixed with anions


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