This article looks at the potential health effects of drinking softened water. It explains how water softeners work, where they are used and considers some of the potential health concerns, highlighting a number of specific circumstances where softened water should be avoided. It concludes with some practical advice for those in hard water areas.
Cooling systems play an increasingly important role in the management of internal workplace environments. In this guide the experts at Water Treatment Services compare two of the most common types of cooling system, adiabatic cooling systems and open evaporative systems. The guide looks at how each one operates and the important differences between the two including the risks associated with legionella, how energy efficient they are, how much water they use, water treatment considerations and annual running costs.
In this article the industrial water specialists at Water Treatment Services investigate the link between legionella, hard water and limescale; asking the question… does hard water increase the risks from Legionella bacteria both at home and in the workplace? The guide explains what hard water is and how it can cause problems in water systems, where it can be found in the UK, if the build-up of scale or limescale increases the risks posed by Legionella bacteria, and what can be done to control its impact.
Regular water softener regeneration is an essential process required to maintain the effectiveness of ion-exchange resins used to soften hard waters. In this guide the pre-treatment specialists at Water Treatment Services examine the need for softeners in commercial, industrial and process applications. The guide looks at how the ion-exchange process works, and the stages required to complete a full regeneration of the resin media. It reviews the benefits of base-exchange softening and concludes with a brief review of equipment selection and pre-installation issues.
The problems caused by limescale, or hard water scale are all too familiar to most of us who live and work in hard water areas.
Limescale is that chalky off-white coating of calcium carbonate that irritatingly builds-up on taps, shower heads, inside kettles and coats the internal surfaces of pipes, boilers, radiators and the like.