Salt-Free Water Softener
Water Travels Through 4 Stages of Filtration
- Stage 1: Water flows through a 20” sediment filter cartridge that removes sediment, silt, sand, and dirt.
- Stage 2: Water flows through a Crystal Quest Eagle Anti-Scale media tank.
- Stage 3: Water flows through a 20” solid carbon cartridge for removing volatile organic carbon compounds (VOCs), insecticides, pesticides and industrial solvents.*
- Stage 4: Water passes through a 20” 0.2-micron ultrafiltration (UF) membrane. Ultrafiltration (UF) is an important purification technology used for the production of high-purity water. UF is effective for the removal of colloids, proteins, bacteria, viruses, parasites, protozoa and pyrogens (e.g., gram-negative bacterial endotoxins), other organic molecules larger than 0.2-micron, and most other water contaminants known today.
* If present in the water
Salt-Free Water Softener
Crystal Quest® Saltless Water Softener is a new technology which transforms the calcium (hardness) of the water into mechanically stable and heat resistant calcite crystals (nanometer size) which no longer cause lime deposits. The calcium is simply rinsed away.
Calcium (hardness) creates scale in pipes, on appliances and other plumbing surfaces. This leads to higher heating and energy costs and expensive repairs to appliances. Scale can also be a source for bacteria to grow, which can be a health concern in drinking water applications. It also removes the already existing scale from pipes and heat exchanger surfaces (descaling effect) and further protects the system from the future formation of scale (scale protection effect).
When hardness levels appear at 25 gpg (grans per gallon) or higher pre-treatment or additional media may be required. Please consult a specialist for this condition.
Removal of Existing Calcium Deposits
The calcium crystals which are rinsed away by the water cannot attach to any surfaces but, due to the nanostructure of the crystals, they have a function similar to the Crystal Quest® Eagle® Anti-Scale Media. It binds additional calcium to itself and therefore breaks the grid binding structure of the calcium deposits. The result is that even after a short time large pieces of deposits are removed. This process continues until the surface is free from deposits.
Formation of a Corrosion-Preventing Layer
After the old calcium deposits are removed, a 30- to 80-micron thick corrosion-preventing layer is formed. This layer forms because of the reaction of the nano surface of the crystals and the metallic surface of the pipes. This is comparable to the green layer of verdigris on a copper roof. As soon as the protective layer is formed it can no longer grow bigger, but it creates complete protection.
Softener media may be required as a pretreatment for anti-scale in some hard waters. With a softener, you will totally eliminate the use of salt and waste water that comes along with backwashing, while still providing your home with comfortable, soft-feeling water. Used as an alternative to salt-based softeners, Eaglesorb ES3 scale control media prevents the negative effects of calcium and magnesium while allowing the positive health benefits to remain.