Hard water can be just as wonderfully refreshing as soft water. Seen with the naked eye, both also look the same. But soft water is better in a number of respects. Soft water leads to the formation of hardly any scale, and therefore also reduces the energy costs for warm water. Soft water is also more gentle on the skin. Why is that? How can you make more out of water without impairing its quality? Water experts know how.
Less scale, cheaper hot water.
Soft water is easy on pipes and fittings. And your pocket. It differs from hard water in its lower calcium carbonate content, which is less than 1.5 millimoles per litre. Water of average hardness, on the other hand, has up to 2.5 millimoles/litre, hard water more than 2.5 millimole/litre. Soft water reduces the formation of scale in pipes and equipment. It also costs less to heat soft drinking water. If a scale deposit on the heating coil is reduced by one millimetre, the energy needed for hot water can fall by up to 10 percent. Soft water can also reduce the costs for washing powder: by up to 50%!
Softening prevents damage.
Water softening not only helps you save, it protects against damage such as the failure of parts of the heating system or washing machine, and prevents unsightly and difficult to remove deposits on taps and tiles.
Grünbeck uses a principle from nature to soften water.
At Grünbeck, we have developed solutions for water softening based on ion exchange. The basic principle of ion exchange was taken from zeolite, a porous rock that occurs naturally. It releases minerals into the water, and in their place takes up others from the water. In Grünbeck water softeners, resins perform a similar function and ensure that hard water suddenly becomes very soft.
The right solution for every requirement.
Soft water offers advantages to both small single-family homes and to hotels or large industrial operations. Grünbeck therefore provides solutions for both large and small areas of application and water softeners with a nominal flow of up to 52 m³/h.