Applications of water softening techniques
Whether used in small-scale applications in homes or the hotel and catering industry or in large-scale applications in industrial and non-residential buildings, by descaling water using water softeners, limescale deposits are minimised, while taking into account current standards. Lubron Water Technologies’ specialists investigate which technique or combination of techniques will deliver the optimum solution for the specific circumstances. This may include options such as water softeners using the principle of ion exchange or by the use of additives. Our good reputation relies on delivering excellent quality and price, but also the care we use in the correct application of water softening solutions. Our specialists have an in-depth knowledge of metals and their corrosion characteristics when softened water is used and of chemical reactions after softened water is heated.
Water softening by ion exchange makes use of a natural process: the property of certain substances to selectively bind ions to themselves. The synthetic materials that make use of this principle, so-called ion exchange resins, ensure that for every ion attracted, another ion is released. During water softening, calcium and magnesium ions are usually exchanged for sodium ions.
Water softeners are used to remove calcium and magnesium from water. After softening a certain quantity of water, the water softener’s resin will be saturated. The resin is then regenerated by rinsing with a salt solution. An extremely pure, high-quality salt must be used for production of this salt solution, uncontaminated by chemical binders or other additives.
In cooling and boiler systems, sustainable hardness stabilisers may also be used for conditioning. The purpose of using additives is related to the desirability of optimising the equipment itself. Durability, efficiency and maintenance of the system play a major role in this. Water consumption is also an important factor. Our specialists provide tailormade advice for each individual situation, taking into account requirements, wishes and laws and regulations. Lubron’s service engineers are highly experienced in effectively treating different systems, checking and evaluating the treatment method and its adjustment, if necessary.