HARDNESS AND MINERALS
When the water travels through rocks it comes in contact with minerals like calcium and magnesium. You must have heard about the rock called limestone, as water runs through such rocks it eventually picks up minerals and becomes hard. It can be said that it becomes very hard in some of the cases of contact. As we all know that the wholesome process is natural and there is no such thing that we can do to stop it. Hardness is measured via grains per gallon of water. Water which contains 10 grains per gallon is considered to be hard.
Softening of water gets rid of accumulated excess minerals and metals like calcium, magnesium and iron from your water supply or feed water. These minerals create a condition called hard water. Hard water increases your expense and is considered as liability. The scales and spots on your appliances, pipes and boilers are actually because of hard water. This can lead to clogging, drop in pressure and corrosion which reduces the efficiency and shortens their life span. It may even cause damage to your appliances.
There are two types of technologies involved in softening of water. These are:
· Upward Technology
· Downward Technology
What is an upflow industrial water softener?
The innovation of upward technology represented a new savings in water and salt consumption over softeners that existed 50 years ago in softening techniques. The upward technology "set and forget," on demand system, just like the newer, more efficient water softener today. Home makers don't have to reset or reprogram the time on this model in the event of a power outage and thereby reduces the time and effort. Its non-volatile memory prevents the loss of system settings which makes it “fit and forget”.
Up flow technology makes the down flow technology out-dated by enabling its users to roam worry free. The down flow technologies are wasteful and inefficient. Upflow technology designed water softening systems save thousands of gallons of water and thousands of lbs. of salt which is used for regeneration.
The prime advantage in up flow technology is that channelling is not an issue if they are used in the softening process. One main difference in the system is that up flow fashion is opted in this technology. The water flows from bottom following vortex motion up to the resin and thus helps in softening. This system is highly efficient, on demand and digital. They save up to thirty percent reserve of positively charged resin from the previous regeneration. This allows the system to use lesser salt as compared to the down flow technology.
The brine solution provides the rest share of the salt, thereby eliminating the need of dual tank system for your home. Whilst outdated downflow technology, you will use 75 percent more salt than you would with an upflow system and 64 percent more water than today's high efficiency upflow softeners do.These key features help in reduction of cost and long term savings.