Q1. IS SOFT WATER BY WATER SOFTENER SAFE FOR DRINKING?
Yes, Soft water is safe for drinking and even it comes with various advantages like cleaner clothes, shinier hair, flawless skin, saves money by protecting users from water borne diseases and are free from all harmful minerals and contaminants.
Q2. WHY DOES SOFT WATER FEEL SLIMY OR SLICK IN THE SHOWER?
Calcium and magnesium are the most common minerals that make water hard. The cleaning activity of soap and detergent is hampered by calcium and magnesium in the water. This is accomplished by combining with soap or detergent to generate a scum that does not dissolve in water. Because these minerals react with soap and detergent, they eliminate the soap and detergent, lowering the cleaning agents' efficiency.
This can be remedied by using more soap or detergent. The scum that forms, on the other hand, can attach to the item being washed, making it appear dingy. Magnesium and calcium are removed from water and replaced with a trace amount of sodium by an automatic water softener linked to water supply pipes. Soap and detergents do not react with sodium. This will cut down on the amount of soap you need to use while also ensuring that it does not remain in or on the item being washed, whether it's tile, glassware, clothing, skin, or hair.
Q3. HOW MUCH SALT SHOULD WATER SOFTENER USE?
To obtain an economical 24,000 grain capacity, a typical softener with 1 cu. ft. of resins (30,000 grain, 10" x 44" tank) should utilize roughly 6-8 lbs. in very regeneration (hardness in grains divided into grains of capacity results in the gallons of water that can be treated before resins is exhausted).
Q4. HOW DOES WATER SOFTENER WORKS?
By using a simple ion exchange mechanism, the resin or mineral inside the mineral tank is precisely engineered to remove "hard" particles of lime and calcium. The dissolved particles in the entering water have a different or opposite electrical charge than the resin beds inside the softener tank. Because of the electrical charge difference, dissolved particles present in the water will attach to the resin beds when they come into touch with them, removing them from the water and making it "soft." The resin can only contain so many of these hardness particles, which is why softeners come in a variety of sizes and why regeneration or brining is required.
Q5. WHEN DO THE RESINS IN THE SOFTENER TANK NEED TO BE CHANGED?
The average water softener's resins will not need to be replaced throughout its lifetime (20+ years) if properly pretreated and maintained. Because there are so many factors that contribute to resin degradation, it is impossible to correctly predict how long it will last.
Q6. HOW CAN HARDNESS IONS CAUSE UNDESIRED EFFECTS?
"Hardness ions" have three significant negative consequences.
-Metal ions react with soaps and calcium-sensitive detergents, preventing them from lathering and generating a precipitate known as "bathtub ring." The cleaning action of detergent formulations is further hampered by the presence of "hardness ions."
-Second, calcium and magnesium carbonates tend to precipitate on the surfaces of pipes and heat exchangers as hard deposits. This is mostly generated by the heat breakdown of bicarbonate ions, but it can also occur in the absence of such ions to some extent. The scale that forms because of this might obstruct water flow in pipes. The deposits operate as insulation in boilers, obstructing the flow of heat into the water, lowering heating efficiency and allowing metal boiler components to overheat. This can cause the boiler to fail in a pressured system.
-Third, the presence of ions in an electrolyte, in this case hard water, can cause galvanic corrosion, in which one metal preferentially corrodes when in contact with another when both are in contact with an electrolyte.