A SILEX plant produces very high quality demineralized water using ion exchange. When the capacity has been exhausted the catridge is shipped back to EUROWATER for regeneration.
Produce demineralized water from tap water
A major advantage with this type of plant is that it can produce demineralized water of a very high quality using regular tap water from the waterworks. SILEX water has a conductivity of less than 0.1 µS/cm. That is 70-100 times better than distilled water
A complete SILEX plant consists of filter house, filter cartridge and a conductivity meter that continuously displays the conductivity of the produced water. The SILEX catridge contains a mix of cation and anion ion exchange resin (also called a mixed bed) with a fixed capacity. The plant produces up to 2 liters demineralized water per minute. The plant can be equipped with a buffer tank in the case of a more fluctuating usage profile. The buffer tank is made of PE.
A SILEX plant has many uses. Examples are battery water for forklifts, laboratory water and dentists.
The outlet has an integrated Secon V3-10 conductivity meter that continuously measures and displays the conductivity of the produced water. A low conductivity and thereby a high quality is a strong indicatior that the water contains very few minerals and salts.
With time the conductivity of the produced water rises and at some point it will be too high for the intended use. Then it is time to regenerate the ion exchange resin. The regeneration requires technical equipment, chemicals and neutralisation of rinse water. With the SILEX system this is avoided completely by simply returning the exhausted catridge to EUROWATER for regeneration. To avoid down time you can keep an extra SILEX cartridge on-site and not have to wait for the regenerated cartridge to return.