The Q&A session for this topic is Q&A 7: Reducing Chloride Contamination through Softener Optimization.
Improving salt efficiency and reducing chlorides are two sides of the same coin. This presentation offers a basic but technical review of our favorite thing – ion exchange softening. We will review softening with precise terminology of the process and science that should be a basis for all in the industry. The calculation of softening efficiency will be discussed and examples used. The common techniques of efficiency improvement will be discussed and the audience will be asked to offer their experience. The presentation is a good review of the science that we should keep in mind when talking to regulators, your municipal officials or to the media, and should also be front of mind for sales people and technicians who want their installations to offer the huge positive environmental impact of softening with the least salt consumption and chloride discharge.