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Electrodeionization (EDI) is an extremely effective water treatment solution with

little to no moving parts. Often following a reverse osmosis (RO) pretreatment, the
water is passed between positive and negative electrodes separated by semi-
permeable membranes. The contaminants are then flushed out into a concentrated
stream resulting in ultrapure water deionized by a chemical-free and energy-
efficient process.

Useful in potable water generation, steam generation, chemical manufacturing, and


creating high-quality water for use in the pharmaceutical and food and beverage
industry, SAMCO’s EDI technology can eliminate the need for the on- or off-site
regeneration of ion exchange resin beds and the use of harsh, expensive
chemicals. EDI can remove carbon dioxide, ammonia, boron, and silica from your
water source while recovering up to 98% of the water used in the process.

Although EDI is a preferred solution for some purification processes, only certain
particles can be removed efficiently with this technology.

Advantages:

 No chemicals required for polishing applications


 Compact footprint
 Helps avoid chemical-feed storage equipment

Disadvantages:

 Requires certain feedwater chemistry to keep it from scaling/fouling


 Membrane replacement costs can be high
 Variabilities in feed composition can affect performance