Calcium scale is a hard thick coating or covering of calcium carbonate CaCO3 that forms on heating elements and on pipes, fixtures and water using appliances. As the calcium rich water enters into the home, the carbonic acid / calcium equilibrium becomes interrupted within the pipes. Because the hydrogen carbonate Ca(HCO3)2 is a very weak chemical compound, temperature increases or movement causes the compound to breakdown and parts of the calcium Ca2, magnesium Mg2 and bicarbonate HCO3 are no longer dissolved and attach to the surfaces of pipes, heaters, fixtures and appliances. Over time, the scale compounds and is very difficult and costly to remove.
What is Calcium Scale Buildup?
What is CHF Scale Prevention?
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The healthiest and most effective way to prevent scale. SP3 is a smarter alternative to traditional ion exchange based regenerating salt water softeners which can be harmful to human health and the environment.
CHF Scale Prevention is environmentally friendly, cost effective and completely takes care of the primary cause of scale formation via Ca2+ and Mg2+. The media eliminates scale without the need to add sodium to water and through the Nucleation Assisted Crystallisation process retains calcium and magnesium minerals which are essential for the nervous system and muscles function.
When hard water passes through the media, the calcium bicarbonate Ca(HCO3)2 is transformed into an aragonite form of calcium carbonate CaCO3 crystals which are stable, harmless and do not cause scaling or hard water damage.
Why we consider Filtersorb® SP3 to be the best
SP3 media eliminates scale without the need to add sodium to water and through the Nucleation Assisted Crystallization process retains calcium and magnesium minerals which are essential for the nervous system and muscles function.
As FILTERSORB® SP3 does not remove or add anything to the water. As no ion-exchange chemistry is used, the TDS of the water remains unchanged before and after the treatment.
The pH value of the water remains the same, which makes the treated water suitable for almost any use around the home.
CHF’s Scale Prevention System does not add sodium or any chemicals to the water. It simply preserves the Calcium and Magnesium contents of water, making the treated water arguably the healthiest mineral water available. Both Calcium and Magnesium are essential for the nervous system and muscle function.
Not only does the media prevent scale formation, it also helps to remove any preexisting scale. As the water flows through pipes, fixtures and appliances micro-bubbles lose a small amount of CO2, which diffuses rapidly in water and interacts with surface scale, as a result, the scale which is already present on these surfaces is removed slowly.
The NAC process creates the conditions that water dissolved CO2 agglomerate to form micro-bubbles. These CO2 bubbles actively destroy bacterial membranes acting as a biocide. So along with the scale prevention FILTERSORB® SP3 also helps to prevent Biofouling.