magnetic water treatment

Eliminating calcium and magnesium in water that causes its hardness is what you can achieve by installing water treatment plants. It ultimately softens water and makes it industry-friendly and even suitable for households. While industrial productivity can suffer due to the use of hard water, similarly households too face lots of problems with it. Plumbing fixtures wear out faster, pipes get clogged, water heaters and faucets get damaged, and utensils and sanitary ware get stained and look ugly. It also produces soap scrum that makes the household look dirty. Overall, there can be reduced water flow and equipment performs much below its efficiency.

Water treatment plants can put an end to the woes. But should you install the conventional water treatment plant or a magnetic water treatment plant? To decide which to use, you must know how these systems work.


The conventional water treatment technique

Traditional water treatment plants use the ion exchange technique to replace the calcium and magnesium salts with sodium salt. The technology has been in use for years and well-proven. Water treated by this method becomes soft and usable without any concern of scale formation that keeps the plumbing system in good health. But soft water produced by this method may have some effects on health because it contains sodium that can be bad for health if its quantity is significant.

Soft water causes more lather with soap and needs more washing to get rid of the slippery effect. Moreover, there is often considerable water wastage during the regeneration process to remove calcium and magnesium by flushing a massive amount of water. The amount of water wasted depends on the hardness of incoming water and usage. Sometimes sodium in soft water can cause corrosion and calcium scale is not as bad as you think because in many cases, it can prevent corrosion.


Magnetic water treatment method

The water treatment method by using magnets is a frequent topic of discussion. The technique is not yet popular because there is no scientifically supported information available about its effectiveness. Moreover, there is a lot of misinformation floating around about it that adds to the confusion. Leaving aside the debate about whether the system works or not let us try to understand how it works.

To remove the minerals from water, the system utilizes a strong magnetic field through which the water passes. The arrangement consists of placing two neodymium magnets on the two sides of the pipe through which water passes when entering the system. Thus it ensures that the total water passes through the strong magnetic field uniformly. Interestingly, the treatment process does not change the water quality as it still contains calcium and magnesium, which means that water hardness does not change. But it acts on the scale or deposits inside the pipe and weakens its ability to cling to the surface thereby keeping the pipe clean.

Depending on whether you want to soften water or only keep the pipes clean, you can choose between the two methods of water treatment. The conventional way still enjoys more popularity.