Water treatment technology - Eliminating Lime Scale Buildup

As limescale-rich water goes through the Vortex, its rapid spinning motion has an effect on the lime crystals in the water, changing them from Calcite to Aragonite. Their usual angular shapes, which easily attach to other surfaces (as well as each other), become rounder, resulting in lime crystals that no longer attach as easily to each other or to surfaces like the inside of pipes or boilers.

The Vortex does not contain any moving parts and does not need to be connected to any additional power source, using only the pressure of the water to make an impact on lime scale.

The advantages: No salt, no chemicals, no electricity, no magnets, no moving parts, and no maintenance.

The Vortex, what is it?

The system is placed directly on the water pipe.

Thanks to our patented Vortex Process Technology (VPT) system, by passing through a high pressure tube, the water changes its structure, removes air bubbles, calcite turning into aragonite is ejected (crystallization), viscosity drops (3-17%) and electrical conductivity rises (3%). In addition, VPT kills legionella (Approved in the Benelux: ISSO55.3).

Vortex Process Technology

Mixing

Cavitation

Viscosity

Mixing: As the low pressure in the vortex chamber goes below the ambient pressure, gases or liquids can be sucked into the vortex chamber. The sucked-in fluid will be efficiently mixed with the spinning medium in the chamber. This process is very powerful in mixing for example water with air or other gases, or water with oil, thus producing stable emulsions.

Cavitation: With a low enough pressure along the vortex axis, cavities (microscopic bubbles) form in the medium. As they move into high pressure zones, they will rapidly implode, producing shock waves and an extreme release of heat within a small volume. This process is called cavitation and may for example induce the formation of lime (calcium carbonate) particles.

Viscosity: A decrease in viscosity was observed between 3% and 17%, depending on water quality and temperature. As shown by Albert Einstein in 1905, gas bubble content affects the viscosity of water. As bubbles (undissolved gases) are removed, a decrease in viscosity can therefore be expected.

The benefits for a house / building

  • Removes old limestone deposits over time

  • Requires less dishwashing liquid and detergent

  • Uses less energy

  • Extends the life of hoses and other equipment

  • Kills legionella (ISSO55.3 approved in Benelux)