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.
Whether plumbing systems are used at home or at work, each winter brings with it sub-zero temperatures and the risk of frozen pipes and the damage that it can bring.
As soon as the mercury in the thermometer dips below zero, there is the possibility that your pipes might freeze, landing you with a big bill for fixing them, and a mess to clear-up when the temperature rises again and they start to thaw out.
This technical troubleshooting guide looks at closed water systems, highlighting the most common problems that affect such closed heating and chilled water systems. The guide examines the problems of scale, corrosion, foaming and the build-up of bacteria and biofilm in closed loops. It also gives guidance on the selection and application of specialist water treatment chemicals designed to tackle specific issues.
This expert water quality guide considers the process of iron and manganese removal from water supplies and why it is important. The guide looks at the problems higher concentrations of both minerals can cause and the importance of water testing. It concludes with a review of the most popular options for the treatment of water containing higher levels of iron and manganese.
The use of Thermostatic Mixing Valves or TMVs is now recognised as an essential tool, helping to protect young children and vulnerable adults from serious injury caused by scalding hot water. While such plumbing valves can offer significant protection to their users, they can also create some serious water safety issues if they are not serviced and maintained correctly. In this guide our water safety specialists explain what a TMV is, where they are fitted and how they work. The guide then looks at UK Building Regulations, safety laws and guidance; and how the additional risks from waterborne pathogens such as Legionella bacteria can be managed through effective maintenance and servicing.
There are several different types of industrial steam boiler system commercially available in the UK, and selecting the best one for your company or process requires careful consideration. In this plant selection guide the specialists at Water Treatment Services review the most popular types of steam boiler system looking at their design, how they work, where they are commonly used, and any additional operational and maintenance issues that need to be considered.
In the UK we tend to take the provision of clean drinking water in our homes and businesses for granted… but what goes on behind the scenes to make this happen? In this guide the water hygiene specialists at Water Treatment Services take a look at how and why we clean our drinking water to make it safe, looking in particular at the process of water chlorination, its history, why we chlorinate water and what’s involved.
This guide covering the use of rainwater harvesting systems has been developed by the resource optimisation and water reuse specialists at Water Treatment Services. It reviews a number of the most common rain water collection systems used in both domestic and commercial environments. The guide looks at the benefits that can come from the reuse of rainwater, how and where it can be used, and describes the different types of commercially available harvesting systems and how they work.