What is Commercial and Industrial Water Softening?

What is a Water Softener?

The process of water softening involves the utilization of ion exchange resin to eliminate hard minerals like calcium and magnesium from the water. Hard water can result in scale buildup in pipes, equipment, and water heaters, leading to decreased efficiency, higher energy costs, and equipment damage.

Figure 1 water softener

Importance of Water Softening

When it comes to commercial and industrial settings, the importance of water quality cannot be overstated. Hard water, caused by the buildup of calcium and magnesium deposits, can create major issues for businesses.

This is where commercial water softener systems excel. These systems allow for greater efficiency when it comes to the water system by preventing the buildup of mineral deposits. When a water softener is installed, it can also increase the gallons per minute that can flow through the water system, allowing for faster and more effective cleaning and manufacturing processes.

Common commercial and industrial applications of water softening equipment:

  • Softening of steam boiler make-up water.
  • Domestic water for hotels, restaurants, and homes.
  • Beverage and brewery processing plants.
  • Printing and dyeing, chemical industry.
  • Pharmaceutical industry softening water treatment.

Advantages of Using a Water Softening System

NEWater softener systems provide a range of advantages for industries and commercial properties. Here are some of the primary advantages of utilizing water softeners:

  • Reduced water hardness: A NEWater industrial water softener system reduces the level of dissolved mineral particles in the water, leading to softer water that is better for washing, bathing, and drinking.
  • Improves equipment efficiency: By mitigating the impact of hard water, our commercial water softeners effectively minimize wear and tear on machines, thereby extending their operational lifespan.
  • Prevents scaling: Hard water can corrode pipes, resulting in clogs and reduced flow. Commercial water softener systems effectively prevent scaling by eliminating the minerals responsible for its occurrence.
  • Saves money: By preventing corrosion of equipment, a NEWater softener reduces maintenance costs and can ultimately result in long-term cost savings.
  • Reduces environmental impact: Reduces the amount of chemicals used to treat water, which is better for the environment.

Mechanism Involved in Commercial Water Softener Systems

Figure 2 commercial water softener systems

Hard water flows into the designated system.

A mineral tank filled with resin beads is traversed by water.

Within the system, the ions of calcium and magnesium present in the hard water undergo an exchange process, where they are replaced with sodium ions on the resin beads.

The water coming from the mineral tank is softened and then flows to its destination.

Sodium-rich brine water is pumped from a brine tank into the mineral tank to restore sodium ions on the resin beads.

Excess water and any remaining contaminants are discharged back into the sewer system.

What Factors to Consider While Choosing Commercial Water Softeners?

1. Water Quality: The water quality in your area should be evaluated before deciding on a water softener system. This will help to determine the type of system that is most appropriate for your home or business.

2. Type of System: Different types of systems are available, such as salt-based, ion-based, and electronic systems. Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each type of option to determine which is most suitable for your requirements.

3. Capacity: The tank size of the system should be based on the amount of hardness in your water supply as well as your water use rate. Make sure that you choose a system that has enough capacity to provide soft water for your water needs.

4. Maintenance: Consider the maintenance requirements of each type of system when making a decision. Some systems require more frequent maintenance than others and some may have higher upfront costs for installation.

5. Cost: Compare prices of different systems to find a system that suits your budget. Furthermore, be sure to factor in installation costs and maintenance fees when making your decision.

Determining the Appropriate Size of a Commercial Water Softener Involves The Following Steps

Figure 3 appropriate size of a commercial water softener

1. Assess Water Composition: Evaluate the composition of the water, including factors like total hardness, iron content, and other mineral components like calcium carbonate and magnesium.

2. Estimate Flow Rate: Determine the volume of water that needs to be softened per day, as this will determine the flow rate requirements for the water softener system.

3. Calculate Volume: Based on the estimated flow rate, calculate the total volume of water that needs to be processed within a specific timeframe. This calculation helps determine the size of the water softener needed to handle the required flow rate.

4. Determine Softening Requirements: Analyze the estimated volume and composition of the water to determine the extent of softening required. This information is crucial in determining the amount of resin needed in the water softener tank.

Why Choose NEWater Softener Systems?

Figure 4 choosing NEWater softener systems

In today’s world where water scarcity and rising pollution are critical concerns, effective water treatment solutions are essential. Treated water is a vital component for industrial and commercial sectors, and the demand for high-quality water treatment solutions is on a constant rise. One name that has emerged as a leading player in this industry is NEWater. Let’s explore why you should choose NEWater for industrial and commercial water softener systems.

Superior Quality Industrial Water Softeners

NEWater’s industrial water softeners are designed to operate in extreme conditions. They are equipped with automatic regeneration, which reduces downtime and ensures a continuous supply of treated water. The exchange capacity of 90k to 4200k grains ensures excellent performance, even in high-flow environments.

Moreover, the tanks are made with high-quality fiberglass and carbon steel, which makes them durable and long-lasting. Valves precisely control NEWater’s industrial water softeners, making them an ideal choice for industries.

Reliable Commercial Water Softeners

When it comes to commercial water filters, NEWater offers a range of options to choose from. The exchange capacity of 10k to 30k grains, along with Fleck control valves, makes these water softeners reliable and efficient. The flow rate ranges from 8 GPM to 10 GPM, making them suitable for small and medium-sized businesses.

Automation ensures that the water treatment process is streamlined and free from human errors. The top-mounted control valve allows easy access to the treatment equipment, making maintenance and repair a hassle-free process.

Choose NEWater water softeners for reliable, efficient, and cost-effective water treatment. Our systems offer excellent performance in extreme conditions and our experts customize the solution to your requirements. Moreover, low operational costs and eco-friendly features make it perfect for industry, business, and environment-conscious entities.

Reach out to us via email at info@newater.com.

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