By far the highest proportion of fresh, drinking water used in the modern household is used for washing, baths and showers, water for dishwashers and washing machines and for various cleaning tasks.
For many of these applications, the water is first heated. The heating and/or agitation of hard water cause the formation of limescale. Systems and equipment particularly at risk include:
» Boilers, kettles etc.,
» Washing machines and dishwashers,
» Coffee machines, showers, valves,
» All warm water pipes,
» All pipe bends and restricted areas.
The limescale layers greatly restrict the transfer of heat, and lead to a build-up of heat in electrical heating elements. This causes the heating element to overheat until it is irreparably damaged. Even a limescale layer of only 1 mm on the heat exchanger of a hot water boiler causes an increased energy consumption of approx. 12 %.
Alternative water treatment
In the case of this alternative limescale protection system (BiOSTAT 2000), the composition of the water is not affected. All the constituents remain in the water.
During treatment, seed crystals are formed, to which the excess limescale particles adhere naturally. They can then no longer be deposited on the inner wall of the pipe.
Further information on the subject:
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