Water softeners are specific ion exchangers that are designed to remove ions, which are positively charged. Softeners mainly remove calcium and magnesium ions. These ions are often referred to as ‘hardness minerals’. Softeners are sometimes even applied to remove iron. The softening devices are able to remove up to five milligrams per liter of dissolved iron. Softeners can be automatic, semi-automatic or manual. Each type is rated on the amount of hardness it can remove before regeneration is necessary.
A water softener collects hard minerals within its conditioning tank and from time to time flushes them away to drain. Ion exchangers are often used for water softening. When an ion exchanger is applied for water softening, it will replace the calcium and magnesium ions in the water with other ions, for instance sodium or potassium. The exchanger ions are added to the ion exchanger reservoir as sodium and potassium salts.
AQA total removes lime scale build-up. To date, this is the only non-chemical water treatment conditioner with reproducible, and scientifically verified results. It’s been European and USA tested to handle up to 40 grains of hardness.
No salts added! No slippery feeling! No wasted water!
This system works with controlled, direct current to form calcite crystals in solution, thus minerals remain in water and not in the water pipes, or heaters.
Have healthy drinking water throughout your home, while still protecting your pipes and plumbing!
It will not harm septic systems.
The patented Scalewatcher uses customized integrated circuitry and signal processing techniques. The signal cable, wrapped around the water pipe, transmits a complex frequency modulated wave form, which safely controls the precipitation of the calcium carbonate crystals.
Treated crystals remain in the water and do not stick to the pipe wall. Existing scale deposits are softened, loosened and slowly dissolved in the water flow.
Template Assisted Crystallization
Atomic level templates on the surface of small specially treated polymer spheres transform dissolved CaCO3 to a crystalline form. The crystals are relatively insoluble, effectively isolating the CaCO3 from the water chemistry and anything the water contacts.
Based on TAC technology, nextScaleStop converts hardness minerals into harmless, inactive microscopic crystals. Tested by an independent laboratory against the international protocol for scale prevention, nextScaleStop achieved a 99.6 percent effectiveness rating. Proven in over six years of successful use in homes and businesses.