17 October 2018

Spotlight Ion Exchange

Goa CM Parrikar inaugurates India’s first integrated Reverse Osmosis membrane plant


To be of significant value for water treatment industry and the nation.



Pioneers in water treatment and India’s premier water and environment management company, Ion Exchange (India) Ltd., recently inaugurated India’s first state-of-the-art, integrated, automated Reverse Osmosis membrane manufacturing plant at Verna Industrial Estate in Goa, India. Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister, Goa, inaugurated the plant, which will provide India’s water treatment industry and global OEMs a range of quality Reverse Osmosis membranes for water and waste water applications.



Ion Exchange has an ongoing indigenous R&D to develop Reverse Osmosis membranes based on composite polyamide technology. The company has invested over `50 crores in the new facility with an aim to garner 20 per cent market share in the next three years. The plant will meet domestic demand and also meet export obligations.



Speaking on the inauguration, Rajesh Sharma, CMD of Ion Exchange (India) Ltd. said, “Setting up of this sophisticated Reverse Osmosis membrane manufacturing plant in the State of Goa, India, is one more step towards our commitment in providing world-class technology and solutions for Total Water and Environment Management for industries, homes and communities. This initiative will reduce dependence on imported membranes and also earn valuable foreign exchange through exports.



Thus, the integrated Reverse Osmosis membrane unit will prove to be of great importance for the water treatment industry and our nation.”




About Ion Exchange (India) Ltd.:


With a legacy spanning over five decades, Ion Exchange (India) Ltd. is recognised internationally as a premier company in water and environment management. It is among largest environment solutions providers, one of very few companies worldwide with a complete range of technologies, processes, products and comprehensive 24 x 7 service support catering to demand from every sector of society – industries, institutions, municipalities and households – urban and rural. With a global footprint, Ion Exchange can deliver comprehensive solutions, making it a dependable partner. Its 360° environment management adds value across the entire spectrum – from influent water through potable and industrial process water to effluent/sewage treatment and water recycle for zero discharge and waste-to-energy projects for solid waste management.


Ion Exchange has ISO 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified manufacturing facilities, which produce ion exchange resins for water and non-water speciality applications, membranes, water treatment chemicals and speciality process chemicals. It also offers design and supply of water, process liquid, waste water treatment, water recycle plants – packaged, pre-engineered and custom-built – on a turnkey, BOT and EPC basis.


Ion Exchange was the first company in India to apply Reverse Osmosis systems as a complementary process to its resin technology by setting up the first industrial Reverse Osmosis plant in 1978. Following this commercial breakthrough, the company invested in setting up India’s first Reverse Osmosis membrane manufacturing plant in 1989 near Halol, Gujarat, which produced world-class Reverse Osmosis membranes using cellulose triacetate membrane technology which was replaced with composite polyamide technology. Later in 1997, Ion Exchange commissioned India’s then largest Seawater Reverse Osmosis plant at Gujarat Electricity Board’s Sikka thermal power station. In its pursuit to develop membrane technology for providing alternate sources of water to industries in particular, it pioneered membrane processes and systems using Reverse Osmosis to recycle industrial effluents. Its client base includes several industrial effluent recycle systems operating successfully in diverse industries like Refineries, Petrochemicals, Food & Beverages, Textiles, Steel, Power, etc. Concurrently, it also pioneered Reverse Osmosis membranes for domestic home water appliances under the brand name Zero B Pristine. Ion Exchange has the largest reference base including Seawater Reverse Osmosis plants, Industrial Effluent Recycle systems and Brackish Water Reverse Osmosis Systems.



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Website: www.ionindia.com

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