Water Softener and Acid Neturalizer System
by CRYSTAL QUEST, a whole house application with 4 stages of filtration against hard water and acidic or low pH waters. Filtration process is distributed into 2 20" filter cartridges for sediment and solid carbon and 2 full tanks for the ACID NEUTRALIZING FILTER media and ion exchange resin-water conditioner. The whole system includes a brine tank for regeneration that can use traditional salt(sodium) or potassium. This unit has a time-initiated regeneration via an electronic controller, the Fleck Control valve, that can be set up when softening capacity is predicted to run out.
Hard water is water that has high mineral contents like magnesium and calcium. Staining on your sinks, tubs, showers and clothing are major indicators for water hardness. Hard water causes a higher risk of lime scale deposits in household water systems and due to this lime scale build-up, pipes are blocked and the efficiency of hot boilers and tanks is reduced thus, increasing the cost of domestic water heating by about 15 to 20%. Household machineries such as laundry machines, solar heating systems, air conditioning units and many other water-based applications are also affected by lime scale build-ups.
Water is softened or conditioned by replacing hard ions like magnesium and calcium with softer sodium or potassium ions. All water softeners use the same operating principle: They trade the minerals for something else, in most cases sodium. The process is called ion exchange. Water Softener keeps all fixtures from scaling and corrosion. Reduced hard water build-up also results to cleaner dishes, easier to clean tubs, showers and sinks; softer, cleaner and longer lasting clothes.