Facility will provide Deionization (DI) Exchange Services for customer sites along the East Coast
Nalco Water, an Ecolab company, today celebrated the opening of its ion exchange resin regeneration facility in Lower Chichester Township, Pennsylvania. The 37,000-square-foot facility is the newest facility of its type on the East Coast, and will support the company’s deionized water exchange business for customers needing pure water within their operations.
“DI Exchange Services play an important role in ensuring high-purity water in a number of industries, including semiconductor, personal care products, pharmaceuticals, laboratories, universities and the medical industry,” said Natasha Chen, senior vice president of Global Platforms for Nalco Water. “This facility will help us meet the needs of these industries within the region.”
The Lower Chichester Township facility delivers water purification resin (ion exchange resin) in tanks to customers that connect to their site’s municipal water feed. When the tank is exhausted, it is picked up at the customer site and returned to the Nalco Water facility. The resin is then regenerated to remove impurities before use at another site.
“This process eliminates the need for customers to maintain large, complex regeneration systems within their own facilities, which helps reduce costs. The process also improves safety by eliminating exposure to on-site regeneration chemicals,” added Chen.
More than 30 employees work at the facility, including engineers, service technicians, customer service, finance, sales and warehouse personnel.
About Nalco Water
Nalco Water is an Ecolab company and a leading provider of industrial water management solutions and services. A trusted partner at nearly three million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With annual sales of $15B and 49,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world.