ABA Water Systems, Inc.

When you send the exhausted resin to ABA, we regenerate the strong acid component to split the water’s salts, and also regenerate the strong base component to remove chlorides and sulfates and complete the regeneration process. We carefully control the chemical mix, temperatures, flows, dwell times and other factors to optimize performance. We produce a consistently high quality resin for single bed or mixed bed use. During regeneration, we also strip away toxic byproducts, such as zinc, copper, and other metals which could otherwise lead to environmental control problems. The process restores the deionizing resin’s hydroxide form, and regenerates the hydrogen form as well. So we're able to return to you regenerated resin that equals and, depending on the original brand and mix, even exceeds the performance of virgin resin.

Address

226 West Broadway
Plainview, MN 55964
United States
Phone: 800/257-1271
Fax: 507/534-4178

Product Categories

Commercial Softening in a Salt-Sensitive World

Commercial softening provides a significant opportunity to well-grounded water improvement professionals. It requires a special skill set, similar to residential applications, but at an elevated and more detailed level. While the troubleshooting and repair methods may be more sophisticated, the basics are the same.

System configuration is more critical and variable, allowing for a wider variety of possible solutions. Choose wisely, as the cost of poor initial system selection will be exacerbated over the life of the equipment. The least expensive option is almost never the best.

Deck: 

Selecting the right system for the application

About The Author: 

Jerry Horner is regional sales manager for Watts Water Quality Products. Horner can be reached at hornerjg@watts.com.

Publication Date: 
July 13, 2011
Activation Date: 
July 13, 2011
Company Reference: 
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22895

In Search of Softener Efficiency

Diminish the environmental impact of softeners

About The Author: 

Jerry Horner CWS-VI, CI, is regional sales manager for Watts Water Quality Products. Horner can be reached at 800.659.8400 x419404 or by e-mail at hornerjg@watts.com.

Activation Date: 
March 31, 2010
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
21632

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Consumers continue to demand soft water as water softeners face opposition from municipalities

About The Author: 

Jerry Horner, CWS-VI, CI, is vice president of sales and technical support for Topway Global, Inc. He can be reached at 714.255.7999, or by e-mail at jerry@tgipure.com.

Activation Date: 
August 29, 2007
Files: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
18477

Certification of Regenerated Media

The WQA offers insight to the controversy of regenerated media

About The Author: 

Tina Fischer, CWS-VI, is product certification supervisor for the Water Quality Association. She can be reached at 630.505.0160, ext. 533, or by email at tfischer@mail.wqa.org.

Activation Date: 
July 2, 2007
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
18315

Resin Regeneration Fundamentals

Regeneration procedures and guidelines for softeners and two-bed deionizers

About The Author: 

Frank DeSilva is national sales manager for ResinTech, Inc., West Berlin, N.J. He has been in the water treatment industry for more than 20 years. He can be reached at 760.809.4864, or by e-mail at fdesilva@resintech.com.

Activation Date: 
April 1, 2006
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
16870

Chromate

The Boomsnub site in the state of Washington was listed as a Superfund site in 1995. The site consists of two parcels of land, which previously contained two unrelated businesses that contributed separately to contamination of soil and groundwater.

Deck: 

Superfund site cleanup of chromate-contaminated groundwater

About The Author: 

Frank DeSilva is national sales manager for ResinTech, Inc. He has been in the water treatment industry for more than 20 years. He can be reached at 760.809.4864, or by e-mail at fdesliva@resintech.com.

Activation Date: 
December 1, 2005
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
16531

Know Your Bottled Water Regulations

The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) tracks and takes action on a number of relevant issues. The goal is to ensure fair and equitable treatment of bottled water companies and to help the industry continue to deliver safe, high-quality bottled water products to a thirsty consumer market. In 2001, IBWA was engaged on both the federal and state legislative fronts, working hard to represent the bottled water industry and seeking the adoption of sensible, effective laws and regulations.

Deck: 

Security, Safety importing/exporting and record maintenance issues affecting the industry.

About The Author: 

Joseph K. Doss is the president of the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA). Founded in 1958, IBWA is an authoritative source of information about all types of bottled waters. Member companies account for more than 80 percent of all bottled water sales in the United States. For more information, call 800-WATER-11; www.bottledwater.org.

Activation Date: 
July 30, 2002
Files: 
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
13238

Controlling Mechanisms of Contaminant Ion Leakage in Condensate Polishing Systems

Extracting the maximum benefit from condensate polishing systems continues to be a top priority among many electric utility plants. With cost reduction pressures and increasing water quality standards, owners and operators continue to evaluate the resin handling procedures that affect corrosion product transport and contaminant ion impurity levels.

About The Author: 

Stephen W. Najmy is a project manager for The Dow Chemical Co. He has worked in the technical service and development department for Dow Liquid Separations for the past 10 years. Much of his job focuses on the development of new resin products and procedures for condensate polishing systems. He is based at Larkin Laboratory in Midland, Mich.

Activation Date: 
September 11, 2001
Files: 
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
12618

Liquid Regeneration of Spent Activated Carbons

New liquid phase-based processes to regenerate spent AC have been conducted. Two liquid processes, competitive adsorbate displacement and supercritical fluid (SCF) regeneration, will be discussed.

About The Author: 

Henry Nowicki, Ph.D., is the principal investigator for developing these liquid-based processes for regeneration of spent AC. He also is president of PACS and provides major organic and inorganic testing, ASTM activated carbon testing, BET surface areas and research and development for the AC industry. PACS provides 57 different public training courses including three courses related to activated carbon adsorption. He may be reached at 724-457-6576; e-mail hnpacs@aol.com

Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
11602