Understanding Industrial Filtration

A Guide to Media Types

  • 17 septembre 2019
  • Author: Chem-Aqua, Inc
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Understanding Industrial Filtration

Waters from all over the world may contain suspended solids, microorganisms, and other unwanted contaminants that can cause damage to water systems. Heat exchangers, boiler tubes, cooling tower fill, system piping, etc. can become fouled without proper filtration. This results in a reduction in energy efficiency and increased maintenance repair costs.

How to Calculate Softener Capacity

  • 18 juin 2019
  • Author: Chem-Aqua, Inc
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How to Calculate Softener Capacity

Water softeners are ion exchange systems designed to remove scale-forming calcium and magnesium ions prior to boiler, cooling, and reverse osmosis systems. The amount of hardness a softener can remove between regenerations is known as the softener capacity and can be expressed either in grains or in gallons. Capacity is important when sizing, configuring, or troubleshooting a softener.

Softener Regeneration in Four Easy Steps

How to Achieve Optimal Softener Performance

  • 13 mars 2018
  • Author: Chem-Aqua, Inc
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Softener Regeneration in Four Easy Steps

Everyone knows soft water feels different than hard water—but did you know soft water may be better for your water systems? To improve efficiency and extend the life of your water systems, scale-causing calcium and magnesium ions are replaced with sodium ions in the softening process. To regenerate a softener that has reached capacity, you must conduct four steps: backwash, brine draw, slow rinse, and fast rinse.

Review this infographic for details about how to achieve optimal softener performance, and turn to Chem-Aqua for all of your water treatment needs.

How Sodium-Cycle Water Softeners Work

Four Steps to the Regeneration Process

How Sodium-Cycle Water Softeners Work

Hard water can cause a variety of serious problems. Water containing dissolved calcium and magnesium ions can lead to the buildup of limescale, which can impair and damage industrial equipment such as heat exchangers. Furthermore, the presence of these ions significantly reduces the lathering ability and overall effectiveness of soaps, making for subpar wash water.  Water softening is used to combat hard water.

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