Water softener resin is a resin that is used to soften hard water by eliminating calcium and magnesium ions. Like other consumables, water softener resin has a specific service life. This article examines the service life of water softener resin so that you can better understand it before using it.
Which factors affect the service life of water softeners?
The actual operation of the resin will be influenced by a number of circumstances, and the service life of water softener resin is typically dependent on the good quality water softening resin.
1: Because, the raw water pipeline is typically made of carbon steel, the oxidation reaction between the water and the pipeline produces iron ions, which enter the resin after the functional exchange groups of the resin extend and degrade, leading to high salt consumption and poor water quality regeneration.
2: It also depends on the resin which is repeatedly regenerated. Over-time, frequent resin regeneration causes the resin to undergo mutual scrubbing, mechanical wear from water pressure, and skeleton deformation. These effects cause the resin's crosslinking value (mechanical strength) to gradually decline, the water's performance to occasionally turn yellow, and the water production cycle to be drastically shortened. As a result, the final regeneration effect is not as desired.
How long does the resin used in water softener last? How can you make the resin in the water softener last longer?
Experience has shown that the resin can be used for between two and four years for water, which is generally of good quality, less than two years for water that is of low quality, and more than three years for water that is of good quality. If the water quality is poor, frequent regeneration will occur. The exact circumstance depends on the calibre of the water.
Water softener resin's efficacy might be affected by a variety of circumstances throughout time. However, there are actions we may take to enhance performance and increase the system's lifespan.
1: By adding an activated carbon filter before the water softener, chlorine and chloramines can be taken out of the water.
2: Installing a pressure regulator can occasionally lessen hydraulic shock, caused by excessively high incoming water pressure.
3: By applying a resin bed cleaner to the brine well of the brine tank each time salt is added, the issues brought on by iron and manganese fouling can be significantly reduced.
How long does it usually take to replace the resin in a water softener?
Different water quality circumstances affect when to replace the resin in a water softener; the worse the water quality, the shorter the resin life.
The length of the resin is also influenced by the quality of the water because there are numerous different substances in it, such as iron ions, aluminium ions, active chlorine, organic chemicals, and other substances that can poison the resin and cause it to fail.
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