While they may sound similar, they all do a very different job:
- Softening is used to treat that hard working-water. Water softeners eradicate iron and dissolved rock in your water.
- Filters can be likened to running water through a screen or something more easily identifiable, a coffee filter. The desired coffee comes out and into your mug, yet the unwanted particulate remains in the filter itself. Water filters will remove particulate visible to the naked eye as well as absorb bad odors and tastes.
- Purifying steps beyond filtering water in that it virtually removes up to 99.9% of all contaminants. This is the process that only leaves H2O molecules behind.
Liquid chemicals contain 50 – 85% water
Liquid chemicals remain the most popular choice of water treatment due them being cheaper than alternatives, while still producing results, but they are shown to have many disadvantages.
They are harder to handle and take up more storage space, but did you know the majority of the 25kg drum is water? Not only does liquid chemicals have health and safety risks, but you are essentially putting more water back through the system.
Scale build up is one of the most common issues in water treatment
There are many problems associated with industrial water treatments however scaling is one of the most common issues. It is nearly impossible to prevent the build up of scale in the equipment, but everything should be done to ensure the build up is kept to a minimum.
Scale deposits can cut operating efficiency, cause boiler damage and unscheduled boiler outages, and increase cleaning expense.
Most solid chemicals use 0% water in manufacturing
Not only are solid chemicals 100% solid, there is no wasted water in the manufacturing of them (the majority of chemicals)
Water samples need to be taken from different locations and tested for numerous bacteria not just legionella
Some people think that water sampling consists of 2 – 3 samples being tested for Legoinella, this is not the case. There are many harmful bacteria that could be hiding in your water including (but not limited to) Legionella, E-coli, Pseudomonas and Coliforms.
Depending on the size of your premises up to 60 samples could be taken as the water velocity and usage will vary in each part of the building and for accurate results all areas needs to be tested.