How does the Scale Stopper work?
The Scale Stopper product relies on a technology called Template Assisted Crystallization (TAC). TAC produces a catalyic reaction that converts calcium and magnesium in the water into harmless, inactive microscopic crystals.
The diagrams below show calcium and magnesium ions attaching to nucleation sites on a Scale Stopper bead (green). A crystal forms at each of the nucleation sites with the accumulated ions. Once this crystal reaches the nanometer size range, it will be released back into the flow as an inactive particle in the water. These inactive particles are unable to form scale. The treated water will actually then gradually work away at the existing hardness deposits.
Comparison methods included: Electromagnetic Treatment, Electrically Induced Precipitation, Capacitive Deionization, and No Treatment. A table of the results is below, as well as a graph to visually represent the results from the study. Pictures to the right show how much scale remained after each treatment.
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