WHAT IS AN INDUSTRIAL WATER SOFTENER SYSTEM?
Industrial water softener systems are water treatment units that use resins to remove magnesium and calcium ions from water, producing soft water for industrial applications.
The majority of industrial water softeners use ion exchange to remove calcium, magnesium, and excess iron from feed water.
Softened water is critical for most industrial applications because it prevents the formation of hard scales on valuable equipment, which can cause clogging and, eventually, premature damage. Water softeners frequently remove large chunks of dissolved iron in addition to calcium and magnesium.
How to size an industrial water softeners?
- Exchange capacity: The amount of water that is delivered between regenerations. It is also affected by the amount of ion exchange resin in the softener as well as the amount of salt used for resin regeneration.
- Maximum flow rate: The maximum amount of water needed during any peak usage period. It is critical to document this data in the event of a non-continuous water supply, and it is evaluated in gallons per minute (GPM).
EXCHANGE CAPACITY OF AN INDUSTRIAL WATER SOFTENER
Depending on the scale of use, industrial water softener systems have varying exchange capacities. The amount of soft water produced by a water softener during a single regeneration cycle is commonly referred to as softener capacity. An industrial water softener system's capacity is measured in gallons or grains.
The performance of Industrial Water Softeners is heavily reliant on resin performance and design criteria. Water with a high TDS (total dissolved solids, sodium, or hardness) will have a deeper exchange zone than water with a low TDS.
Netsol Water offers a wide variety of industrial water softener systems with exchange capacities ranging from 15k grains to over 4000k grains. Tanks used throughout water softener systems have varying capacities and come in diameters ranging from 6 to 84 inches.
WORKING MECHANISM OF INDUSTRIAL WATER SOFTENER
The incoming water flows into the water softener vessel, which houses the resin bed. As the water spreads across the larger surface area of the bed and travels through the millions of tiny beads, its velocity slows. During this process, minerals in the water are drawn to the resin surface areas. With only a minor drop in hydraulic head pressure, the water exits the resin bed, free of the mineral-laden minerals. The resin bed absorbs the hardness minerals in the water.
The water softener's effectiveness gradually decreases as the surface area of each bed in the resin is occupied by minerals. Regeneration equipment for these resin beds is required as part of a complete industrial water softening system. In most cases, a duplicate resin bed can be activated to allow the primary resin bed to refresh. The regeneration of the first bed can begin once the water has been diverted to the second bed.
The other option is to halt water outflow during the regeneration process. If the demand for softened water is limited to one or two shifts, this may be feasible.
Although the resin has a much higher affinity for calcium and magnesium ions, when rinsed with water containing a very high concentration of sodium ions (i.e., very "salty" water), the sodium ions replace the calcium and magnesium ions on the resin. Finally, before returning the resin bed to service, it is flushed with water to remove any excess salt.
DOES NETSOL WATER PROVIDE INDUSTRIAL WATER SOFTENER?
The leading manufacturer of all water treatment systems is NETSOL WATER. It ensures that all of their customers' needs are met. Netsol can provide the ideal filters to resolve your specific water issue at your home.
We provide a variety of industrial effluent treatment plants, including water softeners for use in paint shops, dairies, and paper mills, as well as oil refinery effluent treatment plants, leather industry effluent treatment plants, glass factory effluent treatment plants, chemical and processing industry effluent treatment systems, and Zero Discharge Effluent Treatment Systems.