Softening

Water-softening systems that remove calcium and magnesium to reduce hardness.

Overview

Water softening allows hard water to filter down through a bed of ion exchange resin. The ion exchange resin attracts the calcium and magnesium ions (hardness) and replaces them with sodium ions. This is a benefit for water systems and plants because it prevents scale build-up.

A water softener is usually made up of two tanks: a larger one where rock or pellet salt is added, and a smaller tank that contains the ion exchange resins. A control valve causes the system to recharge or regenerate when the ion exchange resins are saturated with hardness.

Our softening technologies include:

  • Pellet softening for industrial and municipal environments. This limits calcium carbonate deposits caused by a daily use of hard water on dishes, shower systems or in pipes. These deposits can cause clogging and affect the operation of appliances and water heaters.
  • Combined clarification and softening operations in a single compact treatment unit to reduce water alkalinity and hardness. This process also removes other water components such as silica, heavy metals, fluorides and phosphates as well as TSS (total suspended solids) and organic matter.
Products

We have a complete portfolio of water treatment products and services to help you achieve a value-for-money solution alongside reliability, expertise and outstanding support.

Range of water softeners for a variety of process and manufacturing applications.

A Veolia-patented high-performance water clarifier for municipal and industrial water treatment.

Drinking water systems that use ion exchange resin to remove water hardness.

High-quality water softeners for industrial and commercial applications.

Applications

We design and manage innovative solutions for a wide range of water and wastewater treatment applications.

High-quality water systems for production, process and manufacturing uses.

Water pretreatment solutions for all types of feed and influent water.

Technologies for optimising boiler feed water and cooling tower feed to minimise chemical usage.

Municipal drinking water systems and management of surface and ground water.

Markets

Our teams of industry experts work with you to supply the water technologies and services you need to overcome challenges in your market.

Delivering compliant process and waste to recovery water for pharmaceutical/cosmetic needs.

Solutions to design, build, maintain and upgrade municipal water and wastewater treatment facilities.

Delivering ingredient water and waste to resource services in the food and beverage industry.

Water treatment for the automotive industry to ensure business continuity and operational control.

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