How Limetron® Works
Limescale forms in hard water areas most notably when water is heated. Scale is a result of super-saturation… As water heats up the capacity to hold calcium in solution reduces and the water can become super saturated with calcium ions. This results is the calcium falling out of solution as calcium carbonate and adhering to the nearest surface usually where the heat is generated. If you take a water heater for example this scale will form on the heating element or heat exchanger leading to a reduction in heat transfer efficiency, energy wastage and eventually leading to equipment failure.
Limetron® utilises the catalytic method of water treatment, it has no wires, requires no power source or salt and does not add or remove anything from the water.
Inside Limetron® is the unique patented Fluid Dynamics catalytic alloy. It is made from a combination of semi-precious metals that react with water.
When water flows through Limetron® the natural conductivity of the water causes the metals to react with one another generating an electrical field on the surface of the alloy.
This electrical field causes the calcium and bicarbonate ions to precipitate from the water forming an insoluble microscopic calcium carbonate crystal called aragonite.
The smooth surface of this aragonite crystal cannot adhere to surfaces in the same way as limescale and is washed through the system and exits down the drain. If aragonite deposits for example through evaporation on surfaces such as shower screens the deposits are much easier to remove and do not require chemicals or aggressive cleaning actions.
In most cases water treated by Limetron® will absorb existing limescale deposits. This is caused by the increase in solubility as a result of the precipitation of calcium ions during treatment. The descaling impact varies depending on water quality and the volume of existing limescale deposits within the pipework