» Vertex PWC-400 PureWaterCooler™ is a sleek, upscale bottle-less dispenser that fits on countertops underneath standard cabinets (16.5 inches tall) and uses the existing water source. This space saving hot and cold cooler serves up to 30 people and offers two filter options – reverse osmosis filtration (removing 95 percent of TDS, total dissolved solids) or standard carbon filtration (removing chlorine to enhance taste and odor). The filter cartridges are side panel accessible for easy replacement. The refill opening accommodates bottles and mugs (8 inches tall). There is also a built-in moisture sensor that shuts off the unit when a leak is detected. An ultraviolet option is also available for point-of-use sterilization.
For more information, visit www.VertexWater.com or call 800-627-2146.
» Clearwater Enviro Technologies, Inc. manufactures several electronic descalers called “ScaleBlaster.” The ScaleBlaster creates a rapidly changing alternating current in a frequency range which exceeds the best estimate of the internal natural frequency of water. The current generates an oscillating magnetic field within the pipe. The rapid oscillation creates a molecular agitation in the water passing through the field. This agitation alters the effects of calcium and magnesium carbonates which contribute to lime scale formation. Scale is either eliminated completely or reduced to a fine powder which is easily wiped away.
Depending on the application and water hardness levels, the benefits include savings in chemicals, maintenance, downtime, energy, and extends the life of equipment. The units are easy to install and require no plumbing. The product is non-invasive and adds nothing to the water. For more information, contact Paul Taschler, 800-756-7946; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
» HYDRO LIFE® carries water filters that reduce chlorine and lime scale build up while eliminating bad taste and odor. Hydro Life filters are very cost effective, reducing water related maintenance costs by as much as 50 percent.
Hydro Life will provide the following benefits:
- reduce lime scale
- extend equipment life
- control bacteria growth
- eliminate bad taste and odor
- reduce chlorine
For more information call, 800-626-7130.
» Lime scale wastes 18 percent of energy costs, according to HydroCare, whose physical water conditioners are a realistic non-chemical alternative to protecting against lime scale in domestic water systems. Many water conditioners rely on water passing through the field they create to condition the water. When the water is stationary (no flow), they have no effect and the condition decays away. HydroCare is different in that it is not dependent on the use of chemicals or water flow; the signal is transmitted directly into the water 24 hours a day both up and down the system. HydroCare is a very compact unit designed for maintenance free operation. It is non-intrusive (no plumbing is required) and works on all types of pipes.
For more information, visit www.hydrocareusa.com or call 888-333-1654
As an alternative to offering bottled water in single-serve containers, a point-of-use water cooler or filtering system taps into a location’s existing water supply. One drawback to this type of installation is the build up of lime scale from hard water. To address this issue, there are many descalers on the market, some with a variety of other functions such as chlorine removal, which makes the water taste better to customers.