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Introduce and give cromprehensive discription of ion exchange and ion exchange separation metods as well as other applications of ion exchange materials. Provide an understanding of shemistry, applicability, chemical engineering, chemical technolog, benefints, and applications of the ion exchange separations. Provide understanding of ion exchange principles that are applicable to many other (non-separation) processes such as processes in biochemical systems, soils and grounds, and in many different kinds of human activity.

Introduction, chemical background of ion exchange seprartions, physico-chemical background of non-exchange processes in soulutions, physico-chemical background of ion exchange processes, kinetics, column processes, ion exchange methods for purificaton and separation, purification of gases, solvent imppregnates resins, electrodialysis, technological schemes of ion exchange, dual temperature separation, industrial separations with ion exchange resins, economical aspects of ion exchange technology, special applications of ion exchange resins.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus MH282V (Spring 2011–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Ion exchange separations are essential parts of different techniques and technologies. Various applications can be found in biochemical industry, pharmacy, medicine, food production, waste treatments, microelectronics, nuclear industry, and many other areas. Ion exchange is a powerful tool in chenical analysis as well as in chemical and biochemical research. Principles explained in the course can be applied to many other (non-separation) processes. For example, ion exchange is an essential part of processes taking place in soils and grounds. Importance of ion exchange in biological systems can not be underestimated. Many other areas can be named. One can find applications of relevant knowledge in widest areas of human activity.

Intended learning outcomes

The knowledge obtained shall provide an understanding of chemistry, applicability, chemical engineering, chemical technology, benefints, and applications of the ion exchange separations.

Course Disposition

The course starts from introduction of main concepts and ideas of ion exchange. Then theoretical background is studied including main chemical and physico-chemical principles. At the end of the course there will be an individual project work.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

150 university credits (hp) and documented proficiency in English corresponding to English B

Recommended prerequisites

Any basic Chemistry course or equivalent is recommended.


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Before beginning of the course, each student must get an access to the book A. Zagorodni, Ion exchange Materals: Properties and Applications, 2007, ISBN: 0-08-044552-7. Please do not hesitate and contact Andrei Zagorodni ( on this matter.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • PRO1 - Assignment, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PRO2 - Assignment, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PRO3 - Project, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Completed assignments (3 + 3 CR) Individual Project work (3 cr).

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web MH282V

Offered by

ITM/Materials Science and Engineering

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Andrei Zagorodni,

Supplementary information

Completed assignments (3 cr + 3 cr) and Project work (3 cr).

Course material: 1) Book: A. Zagorodni, Ion Exchange Materials: Properties and Applications, Elsevier, 2007, ISBN: 0-08-044552-7. ") Web-site of the course.