Salt-Free Water Conditioning Technology

Conditioning Water without Salt
In cold water, calcium ions (Ca+2), magnesium ions (Mg+2) and bicarbonate ions (HCO3-) are surrounded by “layers” of electrochemically – attracted water molecules, which “insulate” against the natural tendency of the oppositely-charged ions to come together and form crystals. Atomic level templates on the surface of the media act as catalysts and reduce the ability of water molecules to prevent calcium, magnesium and bicarbonate ions from coming together to form crystals of calcium and magnesium scale. This process, called Template Assisted Crystallisation, results in the creation of microscopic crystals of scale (seed crystals) which crystals), rapidly form in the treated water, not on the contact surfaces of the water system, and are carried downstream in colloidal suspension through the water system.

Tested and Proven
 The salt-free conditioning technology has been rigorously tested by some of the world’s leading equipment manufacturers, distributors, and end users. Tested and approved in tankless water heaters and boilers with AO Smith, Noritz, Takagi and Bradford White/Rinnai. Tested and approved in food services equipment with Groen combi ovens, Manitowoc ice machines and Concordia Coffee machines for which it is standard protection.

Tested and approved by restaurant groups including global approval with McDonalds, and over 1,000 outlets of Panda Express, this is a salt-free alternative to traditional water softeners that some of the most demanding and successful companies in the world rely on for the scale protection.

Coupled with Water4’s unique carbon filtration stage, Water4 offers a unique solution to hard water that not only does not introduce salt into the environment, it also does not require water-wasting backflushing. If you currently use a traditional water softener, but do not like to waste water or harm the environment with salt, Water4 has a solution for you.

  Salt-Free Salt-Using Water Softener
Maintenance Virtually none Constant replenishment of salt
Water Use None additional, with no-backflush option Periodic back-flushes, thousands of gallons annually
Electrical use None, with no-backflush option Constant
Health Retains healthy minerals. Adds nothing to water Removes healthy minerals (calcium, magnesium, copper and iron)Adds sodium to water, can lead to hypertension and weight gain
Environment Adds nothing to waste water Adds salt to waste water, affects septic and sewage treatment, adds salinity to ground water supplies
Effectiveness 99% scale prevention Varies, depending on owner maintenance
Physical Size Compact, easy to fit in available spaces Bulky, must accommodate salt storage in the home
Pain of Ownership None Hauling 40# bags of salt, dumping it in the brine tank

Confirmed by independent third party verification from Internationally recognized German DVGW testing for hard scale prevention. In this test,  Template Assisted Crystallization achieved a 99.6% efficiency rating (copy available on request)

These filtration systems are compact, easy to install and easy to maintain. The typical, once-every-5-years maintenance schedule is quick and easy and, because of a by-pass valve, your household supply of water is never interrupted. How do you pick the right system for your house? Water4 has a full range of systems to fit virtually any residential application, and most commercial and industrial applications as well.