Water Softening Articles

  • Hard Facts about Hard Water

    Have you noticed unwanted mineral buildups on your faucets? Are your clothes dull and scratchy? These are common signs of hard water, an issue affecting many households, in particular those getting their water from a well. ...


    By AquaBSafe

  • 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

  • There Is More Than One Type of Scale in the Fish Restaurant

    Captain D’s is a chain of Fish restaurants in the South East of the USA .. at the last count there were 524. Of course you associate scales with Fish but Captain D’s had another scale problem that was nothing to do with fish and that was in dishwashers and Ice machines due to the presence of hard water. Cutlery and Glassware were coming out of the dishwasher constantly spotted with ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Water and lifestyle fact sheet

    Water touches nearly every aspect of people’s lives. Only one percent of water that comes into a home is used for drinking. The other 99 percent is working water, proving that the benefits of high-quality water extend far beyond the kitchen faucet. When water quality is subpar, the effects reverberate throughout the home. The elements in hard water build up in pipes and appliances and cause ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Natural clinoptilolite composite membranes on tubular stainless steel supports for water softening

    Disk membranes generated from high-purity natural clinoptilolite mineral rock have shown promising water desalination and de-oiling performance. In order to scale up production of these types of membranes for industrial wastewater treatment applications, a coating strategy was devised. A composite mixture of natural clinoptilolite from St. Cloud (Winston, NM, USA) and aluminum phosphate was ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Candlewood Suites case study

    Customer: Candlewood Suites, San Marcos, TX Category: Commercial: Hotels Application: Whole building protection with Scaletron units The Challenge: The owners of a new 82 room facility were looking for an alternative to the conventional methods that they had been using to prevent scale build up ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • Condominium replaces water softener with green Scalewatcher water conditioner

    Angel*Haus Condominium, a condo community in Purgatory’s Durango Mountain Resort, Colorado, has replaced its water softener with the computerized, electronic, water-conditioner Scalewatcher from Scalewatcher North America. By installing Scalewatcher, the condominum has improved the water quality, removed the need to buy and store salt and substantially reduced its water costs. Angelhaus ...

  • Micro Media Filtration Proving Effective in Produced Water Softening Systems

    Having an eff ective, durable pretreatment system in advance of ion exchange produced-water softening systems is the fi rst, most critical line of defense – ensuring smooth, more troublefree performance downstream. It’s especially true when dealing with today’s ion exchange technologies, which require TSS (total suspended solids) of 0.1-0.5 mg/L and turbidities of 0.1-1 NTU ...


    By Eco-Tec Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Scalewatcher removes limescale and reduces chemical and detergent use at La Quinta Inns & Suites in Texas

    La Quinta Inns & Suites in Comfort, Texas has removed the build up of calcium in its hotel rooms and reduced the use of detergent and chemicals in the hotel laundry following the installation of the patented, award-winning Scalewatcher computerized, electronic water-conditioner from Scalewatcher North America. Such has been the success of the Scalewatcher system that the owner has since ...

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