Aqua Conditioners FAQs
How does Aqua Conditioners work?
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What happens to the fine non-sticky deposits?
The nano-size crystals will either flow through an open system in colloidal suspension, settle at the low point of a system (can be flushed by implementing a maintenance program) or can be easily filtered downstream of the conditioner. Any residue left on a surface is easily removed.
Will the existing scale be removed and how long does it take to clean the system?
Several factors need to be taken into consideration:
- The thickness, hardness, and type of scale.
- The length of the scaled area from the conditioner.
- The volume of water flowing through the system.
In many cases, the thickness of scale in the water- carrying system, has taken a number of weeks, months and years to build up. While the water conditioner begins its work immediately in reversing the scale build-up, results are seen over a varied period of time.
After the water passes through the conditioners, nano colloid sized particles remain suspended and flow with the water.Whats the easiest way to filter them out?
The only way that you can remove minerals from water is reverse osmosis. It strips the water of all minerals and nutrients, essentially giving you water that is good for car batteries.
In a steam generating boiler when we use treated water from one of these conditioners,What will happen to the nano particles?
If the steam boiler is in a recirculating system, you should always install the conditioner in a recirculating loop. This ensures that the water is conditioned each time it is circulated through the system. This treats the water more than once which gives a better result.
Will the conditioner effect water pressure and flow rates?
No. It is important to get the size of the conditioner right, for your application. The selection is simple! You just need to know the flow rate of the system where you would like to install. A flow rate is a volume of water moving through a pipe within a given amount of time.
Does a conditioner soften water?
Yes, because of the definite change in the characteristics of the minerals (electrical charge), the surface tension of the water is reduced giving you softer, “wetter” water.
Does a conditioner alloy core need to be replaced?
No, the alloy element is not a sacrificial anode and therefore does not need replacement. We still have conditioners working today that were installed over 30 years ago!
Does a conditioner require ongoing maintenance?
No, it is a maintenance-free product!
Is it necessary to earth a conditioner?
No, a conditioner does not need to be earthed and can be installed above or below ground.
Is the conditioner easy to install?
Yes, simply remove the corresponding length of the pipe and install the conditioner.
Is the location of a conditioner in a system critical?
How long a conditioner will not require any maintenance?
If you choose the correct conditioner (depending on your needs), you’ll never require maintenance.
Does water softening and RO plants requires maintenance?
Yes, and they would also require replacement parts. In case of a salt softener, they would require regular filling with bags of salt.
What are the major advantages of installing a conditioner as compared to softening plant and RO plants?
Aqua Conditioners are a chemical-free, salt-free, maintenance-free product. It adds no electricity cost and is eco-friendly. The conditioners can also be installed as a pretreatment to softeners or RO systems to improve their performance.
What happens if the water flow rate is increased or decreased through the conditioner?
Flow rates directly affect the machine. If the flow rate drops dramatically, the conditioner reduces its efficiency. With an increased flow rate at the input, the only sacrifice would be a decrease in water pressure at the outlet.
Does the change in pressure affect the flow rate of water passing through the conditioner?
For eg: if with an X pressure pump the flow rate is 34lpm(liters per minute) then with the Y pressure pump can this LPM value change?
If the pressure is dropped from 75 PSI to 10 PSI, there may be a difference. The ideal situation would be to have a flow rate with pressure. The harder the conditioner works, the better the result.
If ‘with an increased flow rate the sacrifice would be decreased in water pressure’ but will the conditioner continue to do its function still? Will the water at the outlet still be conditioned?
Yes, as the flow rate increases, the water being forced through the conditioner will make it more effective. The downside is that if you put 60l/min through a conditioner that was designed for a flow rate of 20l/min, the sacrifice would be a pressure drop on the outlet of the conditioner. There would be higher pressure on the inlet, pushing the water through the system.
Hence, selecting a conditioner with a flow rate of 20l/min for an application that requires a flow rate of 60l/min, is inadvisable. Let us help you pick the right conditioner!
If the flow rate is between 18lpm or 34lpm, which would be an ideal conditioner to get?
If the pressure isn’t critical, you should select a model with an average flow rate of 18l/min. The advantage of that would be:
- The conditioner would work harder at a higher flow rate.
- A cheaper option for the customer
If the pressure is critical, you should select a model which would still work at the lower flow rate.
Is there a separate conditioner available for a submersible pump?
No, our conditioners can be installed on any system.
If the water is very hard at 1000 + ppm... washing hair or utensils is very difficult.. Even stainless steel doesn’t last for very long...it becomes kind of brittle and starts cracking over time... Can the conditioner make a difference even if the mineral contents are the same after treating?
The conditioner would certainly work in this situation, that’s what it is designed to do. We have our systems installed on underground mining equipment where the TDS of the water is over 400,000ppm. So, no matter how hard the water is, we know that our system will make a difference.
Are there any elements in natural hard water which cannot be conditioned by the conditioner? If yes, which ones and how do they affect the use in general?
The alloy will make a difference to all the minerals found in water. We are not aware of any that have been extremely troublesome.
Can the conditioner remove odor or color from natural water?
We have had customers who have only used our conditioner in high-iron content bore water. They had some staying, but what was there was more easily wiped away. We have used drinking water systems in the USA incorporating our conditioner and filtration to reeve odor and some color from the water stream. Installing a conditioner only may have an effect on its own.
Why crops/plants/trees would grow better if conditioned water is used and the water still contains the minerals in it in nanoparticles?
First up, just like our bodies, plants and crops need the minerals in water to survive. A plant that’s provided RO water won’t be healthy. Conditioning well-water for irrigation does the following:
- Makes the water softer
- Keeps minerals in solution
- Minerals do not form a crust on the soil surface which causes runoff of irrigation water.
- Softer water is more easily absorbed into the ground
- Softer water penetrates the soil deeper encouraging deeper root growth and more feared roots
- Better root stock improves plant health
- Fertilizers mix better with softened water