ION Exchange Treatment
Ion exchange water treatment systems are effective for removing hardness, iron, manganese, dissolved organics, and some metals from a water source. These systems are sized to suit the water parameters and the demands of the household or commercial application it is intended for.
Water Softening: The most common usage for an ion exchange system is water softening or hardness removal. Water softeners use an ion exchange resin that is regenerated with a strong brine solution (salt solution). The system control valve automatically performs a regeneration cycle after a certain amount of water has been treated by the system. Hardness in the water will cause scale buildup on piping and fixtures wherever the water is heated. Scale buildup in a hot water tank on the heating element can cause up to a 30% reduction of the heating efficiency of the tank which translates to higher electrical or gas bills.
Organics Removal: Many surface water sources containing dissolved organics that can cause coloration of the water. An ion exchange system designed specifically to remove organics or a combination of organics, iron, hardness, and manganese can be an effective way to treat the water.