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Water softening is the removal of iron, magnesium, and certain other metal cations in hard water. The resulting soft water is more compatible with soap and extends the lifetime of plumbing. Water softening is usually achieved using lime softening or ion-exchange resins.
What is hard water?
When water is referred to as 'hard' this simply means, that it contains more minerals than ordinary water. These are especially the minerals calcium and magnesium. The degree of hardness of the water increases, when more calcium and magnesium dissolves.
Magnesium and calcium are positively charged ions. Because of their presence, other positively charged ions will dissolve less easily in hard water than in water that does not contain calcium and magnesium.
This is why soap doesn't really dissolve in hard water or make lots of suds.
What is water softening?
When water contains a significant amount of calcium and magnesium, it is called hard water. Hard water is known to clog pipes and to complicate soap and detergent dissolving in water.
Water softening is a technique that serves the removal of the ions that cause the water to be hard, in most cases calcium and magnesium ions. Iron ions may also be removed during softening.
The best way to soften water is to use a water softener unit and connect it directly to the water supply.
Why is water softening applied?
When water is hard, it can clog pipes and soap will dissolve in it less easily. Water softening can prevent these negative effects.
What a typical Water Softener looks like:
Hard water causes a higher risk of lime scale deposits in household water systems. Due to this lime scale build-up, pipes are blocked and the efficiency of hot boilers and tanks is reduced. This increases the cost of domestic water heating by about fifteen to twenty percent.
Another negative effect of lime scale is that it has damaging effects on household machinery, such as laundry machines.
Water softening means expanding the life span of household machine, such as laundry machines, and the life span of pipelines. It also contributes to the improved working, and longer lifespan of solar heating systems, air conditioning units and many other water-based applications.
Another effect of hard water to consider is on hair, this type of water is very harsh on the hair. People who color their hair, perm it, or otherwise treat it may find that these treatments wash out very quickly. This can then lead to more frequent hair treatments, further drying and damaging the hair. Some people find that the effects of hard water makes their hair to become thinner in appearance or more prone to breakage. If not, hard water combined with frequent hair treatments typically leads to dandruff and an itchy scalp.
The immediate effect of hard water on hair is that it will simply make it more difficult to manage. Many people with hard water find that their hair becomes tangled very easily, and is difficult to comb or brush out. These tangles and knots make it more difficult to wash the hair as well, and small amounts of soap and shampoo will likely remain in the hair. This causes grease and film to build up on the hair and on the scalp, causing the hair appear very dull and lifeless. As this buildup continues to increase, it just exacerbates the overall problem.
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