Without water, nothing would work in almost all areas of our economy. Agriculture, construction, refrigeration and air conditioning, hotels, catering, the food industry and many more applications all need high-quality healthy water. Water is available in sufficient quantities in most regions of the world – but availability is not everything, as the water must also be qualitatively perfect.
When non-purified hard water is used, it reduces product quality (for example, in the food industry) or shortens the service life of machinery, plant and piping several times over.
Water molecules group together to form clusters, which contain both positive and negative ions. Limescale, dirt, chemicals and metallic molecules then attach themselves to these clusters. These combine with harmful substances lower the water quality, damage plant and equipment, and incur costs due to the increased frequency of servicing work, or reduce the service life of equipment and piping as a result of calcification, sedimentation and increased rust formation.
Limescale deposits, in pipes, boilers, heat exchangers or domestic appliances, for example, reduce the water flow quantity and velocity – and the consequences are increased energy consumption and higher costs. A limescale layer as thin as just two millimeters in a kettle, for example, leads to an increase in energy consumption of up to 20%.