EthorCEL® is based on Advanced Electrodeionization (AEDI) technology which remove ionizable constituents from water using ion exchange membranes, ion exchange resins,
and a DC electrical potential. AEDI provides two technologies in one module: electrodialysis and ion exchange. Ion exchange membranes separate an ion exchange mixed bed from electrodes. The ion exchange resins remove ionic matter from process water, the electrodes provide electro-regeneration of the resin when energized by a DC rectifier.
The EthorCEL® is designed and built to ensure the purification of low TDS process water to ultra pure specifications normally required by high tech applications. A TDS reduction to more than .99 can be accomplished with a standard EthorCEL®. The energy requirement for the different EthorCEL® modules is 0.8 to 1.6 kWh/1,000 gallons of high-purity water.
This depends on various process parameters such as process water quality, desired product quality of the recovered water, and temperature. The applied DC voltage is ranged depending on the quality of the process water being recovered. The quality of the water produced by EthorCEL® depends on the process water quality. The specific resistivity of the purified water from process water with hundreds of ppm in total dissolved solids (TDS) to low MΩ -cm incoming water quality, producing low ppm TDS to 18 MΩ -cm product quality. EthorCEL® is able to meet strict water quality standards for high purity operations .