If you are one of those people who are concerned about the quality of water they drink, then you may have encountered the phrase “magnet water treatment” before. But what is it?
First, let’s try to understand what water treatment is. It is a system by which water contaminants, whether naturally occurring or not, are removed from your water supply in order to improve its quality, safety level, taste, odor, and appearance.
There are many different methods used to treat water. Magnet water treatment is just one of them. In a magnet water treatment system, water is made to pass through a strong magnetic field and by doing so, its quality is altered for the better.
In a magnet water treatment system, magnets or other magnetic devices are attached to the incoming water pipe of your home or business. Installing a magnet water treatment system in your home can greatly reduce maintenance cost of your water supplies. The system can also be used in industrial applications, such as boilers, cooling towers, and other such appliances.
Why use magnet water treatment?
Water is a universal solvent. As it moves along ground surfaces, it dissolves minerals and other compounds. Calcium and magnesium are particularly susceptible to water, and once dissolved, they remain in the water, thereby creating a new solvent commonly referred to as “hard water.” The term simply means that the water has high mineral content.
Hard water is not harmful to people’s health. In fact, you can drink it just fine, without any funny taste or odor. What makes hard water a problem is that it has the tendency to cause scale formation along the interior surfaces of water pipes and other water-bearing devices.
The more scale build up is created, the lesser the efficiency of these devices becomes. Eventually, the mineral build up will cause the water pipes to clog completely until water cannot pass through anymore.
It costs a lot of money to remove scale build up from these water-bearing appliances. In industrial applications, 70% of maintenance cost of boiler systems is spent on removing scale deposits alone.
Moreover, hard water lessens the effects of soap. The high mineral content causes a reaction in soap so that it does not lather as effectively as it would have in “soft” water. This can be a problem for those who use soap when washing.
Using magnet water treatment can help solve these two problems. By altering the chemical composition and behavior of the minerals, a magnet water treatment system has the effect of “softening” the water.
Basically, a magnet water treatment system replaces calcium and magnesium in the water with sodium. Compared with calcium and magnesium, sodium has lesser adverse effects on water. What’s more, sodium does not react with soap and does not cause scale formation either.