BlueSoft softeners

Industrial BlueSoft water softener equipment Water softening devices thrive on a method of ion exchange. Hard water flows through the ion exchange resin where the water softening is done with ion exchange. The resin charge of the ion-exchange of the device changes the Ca++ and Mg++ ions into Na+ ions which do not get separated even at higher water temperature. After producing a certain quantity of soft water, the charge gets discharged so it needs regenerating. Regenerating is done automatically by using a very clean NaCl solution. While being regenerated, the Na+ ions get into the resin again from the brine. The device is completely automatic, it completes all the process of cleaning and regenerating. As to the staff handling the device, all they need to do is supervise it periodically. The device also needs regular salt supplying.
You can fill salt into the device enough for several regenerating as the device uses up only as much as it needs for regenerating the resin. Manual dosage of the regenerating salt is not necessary, all you need to do is check its quantity and refill it if necessary. One of the features of the excellent quality resin used for softening is that the sizes of the granules are nearly the same. This allows lesser consumption of salt, so the costs of operation get lower.
The control valve regenerates the softening resin during water break at night, which is necessary as during the regeneration the device does not change the hardness of the incoming water, so it would not get softened.
The water softening resin makes water of 0,1 German hardness. To get drinking water of 5 German hardness, which is the minimal authorized limit, after softening the water it needs to be hardened artificially. The mixing valve has been put into the control valve of the device, so the water coming out of the softener has got the adjusted hardness.

The chemical operation of the device thrives on the ion-exchanging properties of the charged ion-exchanging resin. These properties come from the active groups that have free valence and are planted into the neutral polystyrene substrate. These compounds have relatively small affinity to natrium and relatively big affinity to calcium and magnesium. While the device is working, the ion-changing resin charged with natrium keeps changing the calcium and magnesium ions of the water into natrium ions. This process is the water-softening which lasts as long as there is natrium on the active groups of the resin.

In case the ion-exchanging resin gets saturated with calcium and magnesium ions during the operation, we say that the resin is discharged. The discharged resin needs regenerating. During the regeneration, the calcium and magnesium ions on the active groups are exchanged into natrium ions. Due to the different affinitiy, this process comes about only if there are quite a lot of spare natrium. In practice, during the regeneration we have a NaCl solution of 10 per cent flow through the ionexchanging resin.

The natrium of the solution gets connected to the active groups of the resin and the calcium and magnesium which get connected to the chloride ion go into the canal with the rinsing water.

Apart from the calcium and magnesium, there are several other elements in the water. In case there is a high content of iron or manganese, the ion exchanging resin can get damaged partly reversibly and partly irreversibly.

For operating it safely, the device must be operated only by drinking water quality water as described in the introduction. In case the water quality is worse than that, pre-filtration and iron removal must be applied!
BlueSoft water softener equipment installed with Individual Valve Controller