INSPIRATUS TECH

WATER FILTRATION:

ION RETARDATION TECHNOLOGY

WATER FILTRATION:

ION RETARDATION TECHNOLOGY

At Inspiratus Technologies we are using some of the same principles we have used to improve efficiency for other purity sensitive industries and are now beginning to apply them to water filtration at a very large scale.

Ion retardation is a separation technique used to remove ions or charged species from a liquid solution. It is a variation of Ion Exchange. It uses the impact of ionic charges but relies on the principle that ions of opposite charges migrate at different rates through an ion exchange resin bed. Because the ions don’t get captured by the resin, as in traditional ion-ex change resins, it allows for the effective replacement of target ions with regenerate ions, allowing to use more useful or cheaper regenerants, like sodium chloride or alcohols.

Compare our ion retardation technology to other water purification solutions

Aspect

Reverse Osmosis

Ion Exchange

Ion Retardation

Mechanism

Selective Removal

Regeneration

Applications

Energy Consumption

Maintenance

Technology Cost

Highly selective; removes a wide range of contaminants, including ions, particles, and organics, based on size and charge.

Requires regeneration with strong bases or acids; regenerant bases or acids may vary in pH strength, cost, and toxicity depending on the specific ion. Effluent will always have to be treated in WWT.

Requires regeneration; different arrays of solvents can be used, including organic solvents, salts, and even water. NaCl can be used in ppm concentrations, making it cost-effective.

Effective for water decontamination, particularly when dealing with mixtures of ions. More versatile targeting

Involves sophisticated technology, including high-quality membranes, high-pressure pumps, monitoring/control systems, and potential pre-treatment and post-treatment equipment.

Generally, involves less technologically complex equipment, including ion-exchange resins, columns, and monitoring/control systems, but needs storage for strong acids and bases.

Like Ion Exchange, involving ion-exchange resins, columns, and related equipment; tends to be less technologically complex compared to RO. No special storage needs.