S: http://water.me.vccs.edu/courses/ENV115/lesson11.htm (last access: 11 December 2013); http://www.rwlwater.com/demineralization/ (last access: 27 July 2015).
N: 1. The reduction of the content of dissolved salts or inorganic substances in water by a physical, chemical or biological process. (Definition standardized by ISO).
2. demineralization: term standardized by ISO.
3. Ion exchange and membrane processes are becoming used extensively in water and wastewater treatment. Ion exchange is primarily used for the removal of hardness ions, such as magnesium and calcium, and for water demineralization.
4. In the field of Medicine: Excessive elimination of mineral or organic salts from the tissues of the body.
S: 1 & 2. TERMIUM PLUS. 3. TB – http://www.nesc.wvu.edu/pdf/dw/publications/ontap/2009_tb/ion_exchange_DWFSOM46.pdf (last access: 11 December 2013). 4. http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/demineralization (last access: 27 July 2015).
SYN: water demineralizing
S: TERMIUM PLUS