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How Hard Water Could Affect Your Health standard

Water is a good solvent and picks up impurities easily. As water moves through soil and rock, it dissolves minerals and holds them in solution. So what health effects could possibly spring up when you come into contact with “hard water”? Calcium and magnesium dissolved in water are the two most common minerals that make water "hard." The degree of hardness becomes greater as the calcium and magnesium content increases. Although leading an active outdoor life in a beautiful environment can be very desirable, it is important for consumers to be aware of the challenges they face and ensure that the water they use promotes good health. So, What is Hard Water? Hard water is the source of many problems ...

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Case Study: Rio Tinto Trial Ecosoft Water image

Rio Tinto (Hope Downs) – Ecosoft Water Conditioner Trial In February 2014 the Mobile Equipment Maintenance (MEM) department at Rio Tinto (Hope Downs) instigated a trial of an Ecosoft Water Conditioner on one of their Caterpillar MD6240 drill rigs. Problems associated with the build up of scale included: Reduced system pressure and flow Premature system failure Increased maintenance Over heating Figure 1 shows the build up of lime scale in one of the holding tanks that feed the flushing water system. It can be seen that the walls of the tanks are almost completely encrusted with scale. The floor of the tanks also show significant scale build up with approximately 50% coverage. Figure 1: 50% coverage, Day 1 of trial Prior to installing the Ecosoft Water Conditioner ...

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