Weak-acid-cation-exchange resin—Removes only cations associated with alkalinity, such as bicarbonate, carbonate, or hydroxide. Any cations associated with chloride and sulfate are not removed. Strong-base-anion-exchange resin—Removes all dissociated anions such as bicarbonate, sulfate, chloride, and silica. This resin exhibits low to moderate capacity and must be regenerated with a strong alkali such as sodium hydroxide. This resin can remove CO2 and silica from water. Weak-base-anion-exchange resin—Removes only anions associated with the hydrogen ion that are strong acid formers such as sulfate, chloride, or nitrate. Any anions associated with cations other than hydrogen pass through unaffected.

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