How Does A Water Softener System Work?
Ion exchange is used to precipitate calcium or magnesium as carbonates or hydroxides. The beads that are negatively charged are found in the mineral tank.
Calcium and magnesium, on the other hand, are positively charged. Although sodium can also be positively charged, it is not as strong than that of magnesium and calcium. The solution of brines is often flushed into the tank that contains sodium concentrated sodium and calcium. The sodium ions replace the calcium and magnesium ions in the beads. The mineral tank is essentially flooded with hard water.
Calcium and magnesium are now replacing sodium ions in the beads. The beads containing calcium and magnesium, which are concentrated with sodium ions, undergo a three-face regenerating cycle.
The backwash phase is the first phase. It reverses water flow to remove dirt and grime from the tank. The exchange phase is the second phase. The saturated sodium salt solution is removed from the brine tanks and transferred to the mineral tank.
The sodium is reabsorbed in the beads again, flushing out calcium and magnesium down to the drain. The final phase is to rinse the tank with water. The process is repeated again. Beads are attracted to salt water once more. The control valve initiates the regeneration process when the beads are concentrated with minerals.
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