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How to Properly Size a Water Softener

Proper water softener sizing must recognize the balance between water quality and efficiency. Under-sizing will lead to salt and water inefficiency and low-quality water, oversizing can lead to channeling and excessive equipment costs. Use the chart from above as a guideline to properly size a softener. Local efficiency requirements, high TDS, and other competing ions…
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Sodium Chloride NaCl vs. Potassium Chloride KCl

Sodium chloride and potassium chloride are the two most common regenerants used for water softening. Sodium Chloride requires little thought or planning. Potassium chloride requires considerable knowledge and a good understanding of water solubility based on varying water temperatures. The chart shows the amount of NaCl and KCl that a gallon of water will dissolve…
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Common Water Contaminants

Information herein is generally related to potable water and is provided as a courtesy. It is not meant to offer treatment solutions or recommendations for any specific application. Mitigation strategies can be complex and contingent on various factors. Effluent requirements, contact time, system design, interfering chemical elements, and other factors must be considered. Contaminant MCL/Action…
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Ultraviolet (UV) technology drinking water disinfection

Ultraviolet (UV) technology using a low-pressure mercury source has become increasingly popular for point- Of-use and/or point-of-entry drinking water disinfection. With enough energy, UV radiation at the 254-nm wavelength has the ability to disrupt DNA in pathogenic microorganisms so they cannot reproduce. For disinfection purposes, UV is typically applied as a deterrence device to potable…
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Bioceramic Water Amplification (BCWA) Filter

Technically not a filter, bioceramic water amplification (BCWA) is a water amplifier. BCWA utilizes rare ceramic materials including Tourmaline, far infrared ceramic balls, magnesium, calcium, potassium, and Vitamin C to add health promoting qualities to water. Bioceramic water amplification transforms purified water into a powerful antioxidant that provides protection against reactive oxygen species, also known…
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