water softening Articles

  • Common Myths about Water Softeners

    It’s not uncommon for our Hague Water dealers to get questions about sodium consumption from water softeners, the efficiency of water softeners and the expenses of operating water softeners. We uncover three, most popular common myths in our industry.Hague Quality Water Some people think that you cannot drink water from a water softener system because it has too much sodium. This ...


    By Hague Quality Water

  • Deutsche Bahn, Germany - Deutsche Bahn uses Sialex to help control costs at its Mainz facility - Case Study

    Deutsche Bahn (DB) has employed Sialex-Rings to control “Scale and Corrosion” in the offices water infrastructure, at their facility in Mainz, Germany Since 2007. After several years of escalating maintenance costs associated with dealing with the results of “hard” water, DB considered two options; an expensive “water softener” option or an environmentally ...


    By Phoenix Ring Manufaktur UG

  • Experimental investigation of inorganic nanofiltration membranes prepared by atomic layer deposition and sol–gel methods for saltless water softening

    This study explored saltless water softening with inorganic Nanofiltration (NF) membranes prepared by Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) and a Tetraorthosilicate (TEOS) sol–gel process applied by the slip cast method. The experimental investigations were performed on different material–based inorganic NF membranes, including titanium dioxide (TiO2), alumina (Al2O3), silver ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • CASE STUDY - How Kinetico saves the essence of commercial businesses

    It is no secret that hard water significantly reduces the efficiency and lifetime of a boiler and heating elements. The harder the water the stronger and more immediate the consequences: lime scale all over the heating elements in use of any technology; lack of efficiency, slow down in processes; increased expenses through energy bills and maintenance costs. At Kinetico we help businesses remove ...

  • Case study - US school saves almost $50,000 eliminating water softeners

    In Texas, Even though properly maintained, a conventional salt based water softener at Fort Bend ISD (Independent School District) had proven to be ineffective at preventing scale. This resulted in scaling throughout the system particularly in the kitchen / cafeteria area. The main Hobart dishwashing equipment had to be opened up and descaled every week taking up staff time and consuming ...

  • Water softeners fact sheet

    What is hard water? According to a recent U.S. Geological Survey, 85 percent of the United States’ geography has hard water. Hard water is water that contains certain naturally occurring minerals, particularly magnesium and calcium. Hard water causes many problems in a home, including deposits in sinks and bathtubs and gummed-up pipes in home plumbing systems and water-using ...

  • Commercial Twin Alternating Water Softener, Nicaragua

    INTRODUCTION In July 2013, Pure Aqua designed and manufactured a commercial twin alternating water softener with 30” FRP tanks, 30” brine tank and Aquamatic valves for a major company in Nicaragua. Feed water to the softener was well water. Its purpose was to lower the hardness in the water to ...


    By Pure Aqua, Inc.

  • Softeners for Shell Netherlands - The Netherlands, 1.000 m3/d - Case Study

    Project Description: Lenntech has been awarded a contract for the engineering, manufacturing and assembly for 2x 100% duplex water softening system for the Shell headquarters in The Hague city in the Netherlands. The softened water is used for the cooling towers in the building. The water softening system is equipped with top brand instrumentation and equipment. The system is ...


    By Lenntech Water Treatment

  • Roper’s Restaurant replaces water softener with Green Scalewatcher Water Conditioner

    Roper’s Restaurant, a cowboy themed restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico has replaced its water softener with the computerized, electronic, water-conditioner Scalewatcher from Scalewatcher North America. By installing Scalewatcher, the restaurant has avoided paying the $500 quoted for replacement media for its old water softener and also saved hundreds of dollars a year in salt and water ...

  • Albuquerque restaurant exchanges water softener for green Scalewatcher water conditioner

    Zorba’s Fine Greek Restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has saved money on water, maintenance and salt by replacing its water softener with the computerized, electronic, water-conditioner Scalewatcher® from Scalewatcher North America.  Three months after installing Scalewatcher, the restaurant was able to remove its bulky water softener but still retain the ...

  • 12 years and still going strong for Kinetico and Tesco case study

    Over the last 12 years, Kinetico products have been the preferred choice when it comes to water treatment in new Tesco stores. Selected for their energy efficiency and simple operation, Kinetico’s Mach 2030s and 2060s provide stores across the UK with softened water. Keeping appliances efficient for as long as possible is a key factor when Tesco ...

  • Caries affected by calcium and fluoride in drinking water and family income

    Water quality and socioeconomics influence caries in populations. This study broadens previous studies on how caries is associated with fluoride and calcium in drinking water and with family income by quantifying the combined effect of the three independent variables. The effects of calcium and fluoride can be described as independent effects of the two ions or, alternatively, in the form of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Cathay Murni Garments

    Fire Tube Steam Boiler The Site: Hot water supply for washing and steam for ironing were supplied by a 20-year-old steam boiler. The boiler was kept in good condition by adding water softener chemicals every other day. The boiler was cleaned annually. Underground water with hardness 200ppm was used for the boiler. Blow down was done once a day for 20 seconds. ...

  • Texas Brine Company - Baytown, TX

    The Texas Brine Company LLC, located in Houston, Texas, is a leading producer of evaporated salt in the United States. Texas Brine’s Baytown, Texas facility produces high-purity salt that is used primarily in chlor-alkali production, as well as other salt products sold into water softening, chemical and food grade markets. Project BackgroundTexas Brine Company faced a unique ...

  • Softeners for industrial application - The Netherlands, 100 m3/d - Case Study

    Project Description: Lenntech has engineered, manufactured and assembled a turnkey skid mounted water softening system with twin set up softener columns and hardness monitor. The treated water is used in the factory for several industrial purposes. The water softening system is equipped with top brand instrumentation and equipment. The system is completely from European origin and will ...


    By Lenntech Water Treatment

  • Unilever Replaces an Old Water Softening Control System

    Remember “Broken Telephone”? The game where everyone sits in a circle and one person whispers a phrase to the person next to them, who whispers it to the next, and so on and so on. The last person then says the phrase out loud and hilarity generally ensues. It’s amusing and even astonishing just how much the story changes as it makes its way around the room. And often, it no ...


    By WonderLogix Ltd.

  • Kinetico water softeners live up to five-star standard at Cheval Group apartments case study

    The Cheval Group is the market leader in luxury serviced apartments in London, offering five-star quality accommodation in Knightsbridge, Kensington and the City. A few years ago it needed to replace the existing water softeners at its Gloucester Park apartment complex in Kensington and after a tendering process chose Kinetico to supply the new system. On the strength of that system’s ...

  • Why choose Sialex over traditional salt based Ion Exchanger

    We are regularly asked to compare our product with that of competitors. The market place for "Scale and Corrosion" control devices is large and there ae many different offerings. Customers select products based upon many parameters. Some parameters are emotional others purely objective. Most products for sale have positives to offer. Sometimes the message presented to the potential ...


    By Phoenix Ring Manufaktur UG

  • Scalewatcher reduces car wash salt useage from 700lbs a week to 500lbs a year

      The Star Car Wash in Trussville, Alabama has dramatically reduced the amount of salt used in its water softeners from around 700 pounds per week to a diminutive 500 pounds per year following the installation of the computerized, electronic, water-conditioner Scalewatcher® from Scalewatcher North America. This has not only saved the company thousands of dollars a year in salt ...

  • Magnetic Water Conditioner

    I am sure you have heard about hard water before, and also know that hard water is bad for our health. If you check the kettle for boiling water, you will see limescale which will affect the efficiency of energy. There are several solutions for water softening, especially to lower the calcium and magnesium in water. 1. The easiest way is just to boil the water, the calcium hydroxide and magnesium ...


    By Stanford Magnets

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