Deionization systems that claim to operate at greater than 95 percent efficiency will be manufactured and sold by Samco Technologies, Buffalo, N.Y., using Advanced Amberpack Deionization System technology licensed from Rohm and Haas, Philadelphia, Pa. The companies report that the deionization systems can lower the cost of water-purification processes by increasing yield and minimizing waste for industrial water treatment applications.

The process uses a patented fractal distribution system in a packed bed countercurrent ion exchange system. The result, say the companies, is near perfect flow distribution and separation of waste fractions during the regeneration cycle. Samco’s deionization, dealkalization and softening solutions for industrial water applications will employ the new technology.