Water softening is the removal of calcium, magnesium, and certain other metal cations in hard water. The resulting soft water is more compatible with soap and extends the lifetime of plumbing. Water softening is usually achieved using lime softening or ion-exchange resins.
The presence of certain metal ions in water causes a variety of problems. These ions interfere with the action of soaps. They also lead to buildup of limescale, which can foul plumbing, and promote galvanic corrosion.
In industrial scale water softening plants, the effluent flow from the re-generation process has been known to precipitate scale that can interfere with sewage systems!
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Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is a dis-infection method that uses ultraviolet (UV) light at sufficiently short wavelength to kill microorganisms.
It is used in a variety of applications, such as food, air, and water purification. UVGI utilises short-wavelength ultraviolet radiation (UV-C) that is harmful to microorganisms. It is effective in destroying the nucleic acids in these organisms so that their DNA is disrupted by the UV radiation, leaving them unable to perform vital cellular functions.
The wavelength of UV that causes this effect is rare on Earth as the atmosphere blocks it. Using a UVGI device in certain environments like circulating air or water systems creates a deadly effect on micro-organisms such as pathogens, viruses and molds that are in these environments.
Coupled with a filtration system, UVGI can remove harmful micro-organisms from these environments.
The application of UVGI to disinfection has been an accepted practice since the mid-20th century. It has been used primarily in medical sanitation and sterile work facilities. Increasingly it was employed to sterilizedrinking and wastewater, as the holding facilities were enclosed and could be circulated to ensure a higher exposure to the UV. In recent years UVGI has found renewed application in air sanitation.
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Although Reverse Osmosis seems like a complex system it is really a simple and straightforward water filtration process. And it's not a new process. High-pressure (pump driven) reverse osmosis systems have been used for years to desalinate* water – to convert brackish or seawater to drinking water. Having a better understanding of how a reverse osmosis system works will eliminate the mystery and confusion you may feel when you look at a reverse osmosis system -- with its many colored tubes and multitude of filters..
Improves taste, odor and appearance.
Highly effective purification process.
Will remove pollutants like:
Consumes no energy.
Flushes away pollutants by two distinct mechanisms. One is based on resistance to passage of ions, due to their electrical charge. Even the smallest molecules are rejected if they have ionic charge. The other mechanism of impurity removal is based on the ultrafiltration effect, in which the small pores of the reverse osmosis membranes act like molecular filters. The cut-off molecular size is approximately 14-20 nanometers. Any impurity whose molecular size is above the cut-off point will be rejected almost completely.
Easy to keep clean.
Low production cost.
Gives you water of guaranteed quality for pemnies per gallon.
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It's not easy to figure out what Water Treatment System best suits your needs. Often it's a combination of Systems that will guarantee that you and your family have the clean, fresh water needed for optimum health and wellness.
Read the descriptions below for a brief outline of the various options available. Make an appointment for our highly trained staff to help you sort out the details and give you an idea of what can be done to ensure you are drinking clean water at home, at the office or in your industrial or commercial center.
Finding the Best Options for You
Step 1: Pre-Treatment aka “Oxidation”
Pre-Treatment involves using an oxidant to cause contaminants in the water to precipitate and settle out. Precipitated contaminants are much larger and clump together so they can be removed through straining.
Step 2: Filtration
When water flows through an Iron Filter, it will mechanically strain crud like iron, manganese, hydrogen sulfide, and arsenic out of your water.
Step 3: Backwash – The Final Step
Once a filter is caked full of the sludge it removed from your water, it needs to completely clean itself out.
A backwash is a forceful flush that removes this sludge.
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