There are plenty of types of water contaminants and can be categorized in different ways. Contaminants can be group together according to rarity, types and severity of health effects or by their chemical structure and bases.
Lime is one of the most common water contaminant. Lime is an inorganic material that contains calcium. Rarely does the level of lime contamination become high enough to pose a significant health risk.
The problem of lime contamination has more to do with pipe and equipment damage. The lime in the water can slowly build up on the side of pipes and instruments. Overtime, the buildup can cause blockage of the pipes and hinder the supply of water.
Dishwashers, water heaters and washing machine are appliances at home that are at risk of the effects of lime buildup. At first, the effects of lime contamination might be negligible or totally inexistent. If left ignored, it can result to damages and expensive repairs later.
In the production industry, water needs to meet strict standards for quality. This is not only for the protection of equipment but a requirement of certain production procedures that can be affected by contaminants in the water. Operations that require high-quality water often have water filter systems for this same purpose. Similar water filter systems but in a much smaller scale can be installed inside homes to remove lime in water.
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