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What is difference between Zeolite and Resin?



A discussion started in 2008 & continuing through 2017

April 26, 2008

Q. What is the difference between Zeolite & Resin?

Pranav Mehta
Employee - Baddi, Himachal


May 2, 2008

A. I presume you have come across these terms in relation to ion exchange systems. Basically a zeolite is a naturally occurring microporous crystalline material based in silicon and aluminium that can be modified to be used in an ion exchange bed. There are other types of structures, some of which are organic synthetic materials, that are collectively and colloquially known as "resins" that are also capable of being used in ion exchange beds. Put simply, zeolites are a single type of ion exchange resin.

trevor crichton
Trevor Crichton
R&D practical scientist
Chesham, Bucks, UK



October 24, 2017

Q. I am doing a research based on this topic of Resin and Zeolites, i wanted to know the importance of choosing a Resin instead of Zeolites?

Why have the industries introduced the use of synthetic resins?

Tamara Mabunda
- South Africa


October 28, 2017

A. Zeolites are inorganic, mineral derived materials. They may be modified or even synthesized for a specific purpose. Synthetic, ion exchange resins are organic,and have specific functional groups added for their ion exchange properties.

In most cases, the ion exchange resins have a higher capacity per unit volume and faster kinetics than zeolites.

Lyle Kirman
Consultant - Cleveland Heights



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