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Scale (Hardness) Reduction Water Filters

Scale (Hardness) Reduction Water Filters

Excessive scale buildup can create significant problems for steam, espresso, coffee, ice, and dishwashing equipment. It can corrode and clog critical components, which results in higher operating costs and increased energy usage.

The scale’s appearance infinitely varies and depends on the impurities that are present in the water. For instance, pure limescale’s white, but turbidity and sediment may color it because of dust, mud, and dirt. 

The most common methods for reducing scale are:

  • Polyphosphates
  • Reverse Osmosis
  • Softening

Scale can diminish performance & shorten the life of the equipment.

There are two fundamental ways to deal with Scale (Hardness):

  1. Remove problematic minerals through reverse osmosis to manage TDS, reduce hardness and achieve a favorable mineral balance
  2. Inhibit the potential of minerals to form scale

Scale is formed from “hard water” or water that has high mineral content (in contrast with “soft water”). Hard water is formed when water percolates through deposits of calcium and magnesium-containing minerals such as limestone, chalk, and dolomite.

Hard drinking water is generally not harmful to one’s health. Still, it can pose severe problems in commercial and Industrial settings, where water hardness is monitored to avoid costly breakdowns in ice machines, combi ovens, boilers, cooling towers, and any other equipment that handles water. In domestic settings, hard water is often indicated by a lack of suds formation when soap is agitated in water and by the formation of limescale in kettles and water heaters. Wherever water hardness is a concern, water softening is commonly used to reduce hard water’s adverse effects, and Vita Filters stocks many different solutions for point-of-use water filtration hard water problems. It is always best to start with a water sample to know the water hardness causing your water problem (measured in grains per gallon).

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