ALDEX Mixed Bed Series

MB-5050 Mixed Bed Resin

Aldex MB-5050 is a highly regenerated mixed bed of a Type 1 strong base, gel anion exchange resin and a strong acid sulfonated polystyrene cation exchange resin, designed to provide ultra-high purity water. The special blend of Type 1 anion exchange resins with nuclear grade cation exchange resins ensure high resistance, low TOC extractables and excellent regenerable capacities for inorganic versus organic ions. Aldex MB-5050 is provided in a 50:50 anion to cation ratio (by volume).

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Physical Chemical Properties

Polymer Structure:

Cation
Anion


Hydrogen form sulfonated polystyrene copolymer
Hydroxyl form strong base alkyl quaternary ammonium polystyrene copolymer
Ionic Form as Shipped:Hydrogen / Hydroxide
Physical Form: Spherical beads
Particle Size Distribution:

16 mesh (U.S. Std)
40 mesh


2% maximum
2% maximum
pH Range: 0 to 14
Moisture Content: 60% maximum
Conversion to Ionic Form:

Cation - Hydrogen
Anion - Hydroxide
Chloride (Cl-)
Carbonate (CO3-2)


99% minimum
95% minimum
1% maximum

4% maximum
Shipping Weight: 45 lbs per cubic foot
Total Capacity:
Cation (H form)
Anion (OH form)

1.8 eq/l
1.0 eq/l

Recommended Operating Conditions

Effluent Quality:Resin should provide effluent quality of approximately 5 to 10 megohm but is dependent on many factors
Maximum Temperature:

Regenerable
Non-regenerable


60°C
100°C
Slow Rinse (Displacement) Flow Rate:2 to 10 US GPM per
cubic foot

MB-5050 Features

Very Low Metal Content

Special manufacturing conditions ensure very low metal content.

Elemental analysis, dry basis

Iron (Fe) <100 ppm
Copper (Cu)<50 ppm
Lead (Pb) <50 ppm

Very Low TOC

Non solvent sulfonation and special manufacturing processes assure very low TOC leakage.

Uniform Particle Size

98% of all beads are in the minus 16 to plus 40 mesh range giving a lower pressure drop while maintaining the superior kinetics of standard mesh size products.

Superior Physical Stability

90% plus sphericity and high crush strengths together with a very uniform particle size provide greater resistance to bead breakage while maintaining low pressure drop.

Safety Information

A material safety data sheet is available for Aldex MB-5050. Copies can be obtained from Aldex Chemical Co., LTD. Aldex MB-5050 is not a hazardous product and is not WHMIS controlled.

Caution: Acidic and basic regenerant solutions are corrosive and should be handled in a manner that will prevent eye and skin contact. Before using strong oxidizing agents in contact with ion exchange resin, consult sources knowledgeable in the handling of these materials.

Backwash Characteristics

Aldex MB-5050 should be backwashed for at least 10 minutes after each service cycle in a conventional down flow regenerate unit. To reclassify the beads and remove suspended solids from the top of the bed, the resin bed should be expanded at least 50% according to Fig 1.

In case of non-conventional or upflow regenerated units, it may not be necessary to follow the above procedure.

Fig. 1 Bed Expansion vs. Backwash Flow Rate at various degrees Fahrenheit (F°)

Pressure Drop

Fig. 2 Pressure Drop vs Flow Rate at various degrees Fahrenheit (F°)

These suggestions and data are based on information we believe to be reliable. They are offered in good faith. However, we do not make any guarantee or warranty. We caution against using these products in an unsafe manner or in violation of any patents. Further, we assume no liability for the consequences of such actions.
These suggestions and data are based on information we believe to be reliable. They are offered in good faith. However, we do not make any guarantee or warranty. We caution against using these products in an unsafe manner or in violation of any patents. Further, we assume no liability for the consequences of such actions.