In industrial boiler systems, maintaining soft feedwater is critical to prevent hard insulating deposits that compromise heat transfer efficiency and escalate energy consumption. Aqua Solution's water softening service employs ion exchange, targeting the removal of calcium and magnesium ions responsible for hard water scale.
Our process involves exchanging calcium and magnesium cations in the source water with sodium cations adsorbed onto resin beads with exchange sites. As water passes through the softener system, sodium ions are released, replacing hard water ions on the exchange sites. Initially, the resin bed provides effluent water with minimal hardness.
Over time, as the resin exchanges sodium ions with calcium and magnesium, a saturation point is reached, indicating the need for regeneration. Aqua Solution's cation softener regeneration involves rinsing the resin bed with a concentrated sodium chloride solution, a physiochemical process utilizing osmotic pressure and physical flow to remove hard water ions.
Choose Aqua Solution for effective water softening, ensuring optimal boiler performance, and mitigating risks associated with hard water scale.
Aqua Solution employs counterflow backwashing of resin at specified flow rates, preventing resin loss and ensuring effective removal of broken beads, debris, and bed reclassification for proper water flow.
Aqua Solution's forward flow regeneration involves a saturated sodium chloride solution diluted to 30 - 38% saturation, and carefully eluted through the resin bed for a minimum of 30 minutes, enhancing resin efficiency.
Aqua Solution's fast rinse sequence utilizes city or well water, flushing out residual salt water, compacting and conditioning the resin, and preventing channeling for prolonged resin effectiveness.