well water softening Articles

  • 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 ...


    By Kinetico International

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • Reference: Well water treatment for ethanol production

    Europe’s largest ethanol plant in the future requires different water qualities for several processes. A state-of-the-art turn-key water treatment system from ProMinent with reverse osmosis plants and water softener fulfils this challenge. Turning corn into ethanol In Dunaföldvár, south of the Hungarian capital Budapest, the company Pannonia Ethanol Zrt. ...

  • Novel ion-exchange system softens produced water for steam generation

    As California entered a period of severe drought in 2008, the challenges of using thermal methods to extract heavy oil became compounded by the difficulty of securing freshwater sources from which to generate the high-quality steam that these methods require. In an effort to manage the crisis, then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger proclaimed a state of emergency and enacted widespread ...


    By Eco-Tec Inc.

  • High Efficiency Softening Process (HESP) for Frack Flowback - produced water treatment study for City of Grand Prairie, TX

    Barnett Shale play in Texas, the natural gas economy According to Potter, the 5,500 wells currently pumping gas in the Barnett Shale play will ultimately generate on the order of $35 billion for their owners. As those companies pay taxes and wages, and as their employees and contractors in turn spend their money, there is an economic ripple effect, creating an overall value of ...

  • Pumped hydro storage softens blow of wind imbalance penalties

    Quarry Battery is developer of the £160 million ($249.2 million) Glyn Rhonwy pumped hydro facility in Wales which will be the UK’s first grid-scale electricity storage facility for decades. The facility will produce nearly 50 MW of electricity using pumped hydro technology. As more fossil fuel-fired generation is taken offline and wind capacity grows, grid operators will ask wind ...

  • 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 ...


    By Kinetico International

  • Evaluating the Vulnerability of Bored and Driven Wells in a Shallow Unconfined Aquifer

    Shallow unconfined aquifers are the only source of water for private wells in some rural areas. The Oak Openings region of Ohio is one such location. Wells are usually bored or driven in shallow aquifers and are more susceptible to contamination caused by human activities on the surface. To provide better protection for consumers developing shallow wells, local health departments have doubled the ...

  • Municipal water treatment plant

    Location: Blueberry, B.C. Owner: Blueberry River Indian Band Description: The poor raw water quality of the wells supplying this community necessitated the installation of a sophisticated 110 m3/d water treatment plant. It incorporates an aeration tower for stripping natural gas and hydrogen sulphide. It is followed by sand filtration for ...


    By NovaTec Consultants Inc.

  • Oil Field Water Treatment

    The IE Oil Field Treatment System (OFTS) offers a portable, yet high-quality, answer for oil well operators seeking to treat produce water from their drilling operations. The OFTS utilizes the extraordinary separation and dewatering characteristics of the FloccinAgent™ line of products, coupled with IE’s technical expertise and experience in wastewater treatment, to quickly and efficiently remove ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Methods of Water Purification

    This article is excerpted from 'Pure Water Handbook' published by Osmonics®, Inc. of Minnetonka, Minnesota USA and is printed with permission of Osmonics, Inc. Water treatment can be defined as any procedure or method used to alter the chemical composition or natural 'behavior' of a water supply. Water supplies are classified as either surface water or groundwater. The majority of public or ...

  • Water and antiaging fact sheet

    Staying hydrated is an important part of every skin care regimen. Because skin dries as it ages, drinking water not only maintains healthy, younger-looking skin but also helps skin detoxify itself, reducing the effects of sunlight and everyday pollutants from smoking and smog. Luckily, drinking enough water is easy when it tastes great, because the filtering process removes contaminants that make ...


    By Kinetico International

  • Understanding water fact sheet

    Nearly 326 million trillion gallons of water cover more than 70 percent of the Earth, making it the most common element on the planet. Water is the only resource found naturally as a solid, liquid and gas. The atmosphere carries 40 trillion gallons of water across the country and drops 40 percent of its moisture as precipitation every day. All of this water helps regulate the temperature and ...


    By Kinetico International

  • Nanofiltration technology in water treatment and reuse: applications and costs

    Nanofiltration (NF) is a relatively recent development in membrane technology with characteristics that fall between ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis (RO). While RO membranes dominate the seawater desalination industry, NF is employed in a variety of water and wastewater treatment and industrial applications for the selective removal of ions and organic substances, as well as certain niche ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • REMOVING LIMESCALE IMPROVES WATER QUALITY IN POULTRY FARMS

    Water is one of the most important nutrients in poultry production.  About 70 per cent of a bird’s body is made up of water - eggs contain around 65% water. Birds are constantly losing water in egg production, so there is an obvious need for constant replenishment.  Water intake is almost twice the weight of ...

  • Controlling scale in water systems helps prevent legionella

    The Legionella bacterium, Legionella Pneumophila (LP), the fundamental agent of Legionnaire’s Disease, is a water-based organism, which causes infection when inhaled in an aerosol form. Legionnaires' Disease acquired its name in 1976 when an outbreak of pneumonia occurred among persons attending a convention of the American Legion in Philadelphia. Later, the bacterium causing the illness ...

  • Preventing Rust Formation with Electronic Water Treatment

    The growing demand for water for industrial applications, power production and water supply has resulted in an increasing need for water treatment. The water used in industry comes from a range of sources such as rivers, lakes, wells and oceans and contains dissolved and suspended solids.  In addition the industrial world has to reuse water which in turn causes it to be highly concentrated ...

  • What Is a Boiler Feed Water Treatment System and How Does It Work?

    For industrial companies using a boiler for its facility, some type of boiler feed water treatment system is usually necessary to ensure an efficient process and quality steam generation. The most appropriate boiler feed water treatment system will help the facility avoid costly plant downtime, expensive maintenance fees, and boiler failure as a result of scaling, ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Verderflex peristaltic pumps replaces mag drive pumps in water treatment

    Verderflex provided a cost effective solution to a Swiss airport that had been experiencing significant problems with their water softening treatment. The local water supply required treatment to prevent scaling in the pipework.  The Challenge The existing treatment system required a salt solution to be dosed from a storage tank close to the pumps ...

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