Industrial Water Softener Plant

An Industrial Water Softener Plant is an effective way to treat hard water for various industrial processes. Unlike the standard home softener, the system doesn’t require electricity and is very efficient. The plant uses a cation resin bed to remove hardness, resulting in softer water. It works by exchanging calcium and magnesium ions with sodium ions. After the hard water passes through the resin, the salts turn up to dissolve them.

The process of industrial water softening involves using negatively charged resins to absorb and bind the metal ions in water. The resins start with univalent hydrogen or potassium ions and exchange these ions with the calcium and magnesium ions in the water. The hardness ion in water replaces the hydrogen ions released by the resin as the water gets harder, the hydrogen ion-exchanged with the resin increases. As the hardness increases, the hardness ion is replaced by calcium and magnesium ion. Eventually, the process removes the water’s iron-rich carbonate, sulphate, and hydroxyl ion content.

The industrial water softening process is a multistage process. The water is pumped from the sump to the resin vessel at a pressure of 2 to 3 kg/cm2. The sodium ions replaced the calcium and magnesium ions in the water. The result is softened water with a hardness range of zero to 10 ppm as CaCO 3. As the resins wear out, they need to be replaced. The regeneration process involves brine solution.

Water Softener Plant Uses

Several different applications are possible with a Water Softener Plant. These applications include extending the life of household appliances, pipelines, solar heating systems, and air conditioning units. In addition, softening the water helps reduce the number of hard minerals in the water, which increases its softer qualities.

How Water Softener Plants Work?

If you’re unsure how a water softener works, let’s start with an explanation. A water softener plant has two main components. One is the mineral tank. This is a tall, narrow tank that contains porous plastic beads. The positively charged calcium and magnesium ions are attracted to the negatively charged resin beads, trapped. This exchange helps soften the water. The resins must be replaced periodically to maintain proper softening and regeneration.


The second component of a water softener plant is the ion exchange resin. This resin is charged with sodium and potassium ions, which exchange with the hardness ions. The resulting water is free of calcium and magnesium ions. In this process, hard water passes through the resin bed, with two-thirds of the resin bed filled with sodium ions. The softened water flows through the rest of the resin bed, causing the softened water to be much softer than before.

Another part of the water softening system is the brine tank. The brine tank contains a highly concentrated salt solution. The salt in the brine tanks replenishes the resin beads’ negative charges. The process requires backwashing, which adds a salt solution to the water. After the backwashing cycle, the water softener can be used. Many water softeners automatically switch to the regeneration cycle, while others require manual

Specification Water Softener Plants

The water softener system shall be capable of treating a minimum of six GPM and a peak flow rate of eighty-two GPM. Its tanks shall height four inches and are hydrostatically tested at a maximum pressure of 150 psi. A molded polypropylene structural base shall support its tanks. The internals of the softener shall have a single strainer and be capable of uniform distribution. The underdrain system shall consist of a central hub and laterals.

The water softener includes three components: 1. a mineral tank that receives the hard water, 2. a monitoring device that continuously monitors the flow of the water, 3. an automated regeneration system

A mineral tank contains a resin bed, removing minerals from hard water. The resin bed absorbs minerals from the water supply line and deposits them on the resin’s surface. The softened water flows through pipes and into household appliances. RWT Series Water Softener Plants are designed to produce water with consistent quality and low residual hardness. They are composed of high synthetic resin, which exchanges the hardness ion with calcium and magnesium ions to produce soft water. After regeneration, the resin is replenished by a diluted Sodium chloride solution. The RWT Series units come in various sizes, capacities, and models. They are easy to operate and maintenance-free, and they can process up to 200 Cu—meters per hour.