There are many ways to treat water today. Depending on the source and what type of water it is, certain applications can be used to turn salty or brackish water into clean potable drinking water. It’s a fact that of all of the world’s water, less than 1% of it is drinkable. That is not very much, considering the billions of people that walk this Earth who are in need of clean water on a daily basis. Unfortunately, there are numerous regions that do not have access to clean healthy water. For those unfortunates who live in these regions, disease, sickness, and even death are devastating and startling realities.
Fortunately for some of these regions, help is on the horizon. Water technicians, chemists and engineers have been working for decades on various water treatment solutions. Reverse osmosis units and desalination systems have emerged as a sure fire way to purify and treat unhealthy, salty and brackish water. With the aid of water softeners and filters, these units and systems take brackish and sea water and turn it into potable sources fit for human consumption.
In a standard RO unit, various filters such as birm, carbon, greensand, silica, etc. are used to remove chemicals, particles, bad tastes, odors (rotten egg smell), chlorine, magnesium, manganese, and other materials out of water. Once it has traveled through these, it then gets passed though a water softener system that removes more calcium and magnesium, or what is called the water’s hardness. This is done for many reasons. In a residential application, this is done to prevent hard lime and calcium build-up on appliances, faucets, and fixtures. This step also helps to save energy as scale or calcium build-up is a poor conductor of heat. This in turn helps to prolong the life of household machines and appliances. In an industrial or commercial setting, with the proper RO unit, water softening helps to prevent calcium build-up within the semi permeable membranes. This prevents them from clogging and fouling so they will not have to be replaced as often.
Pure Aqua, Inc. offers a wide range of water softeners and filters for any water application need.