Definition of ion exchange in English:

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ion exchange

noun

The exchange of ions of the same charge between an insoluble solid and a solution in contact with it, used in water-softening and other purification and separation processes.
Example sentences
  • Solutions passed through a filter bed of zeolite minerals undergo ion exchange as particular ions or molecules become trapped within the crystal lattice.
  • A process called ion exchange exists whereby ions in solution are exchanged for ions that are bound on the surface of a resin.
  • Tertiary treatment is a combination of treatments or advanced methods such as distillation, ion exchange, reverse osmosis, and the like.

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Syllabification: i·on ex·change

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