OF LENEXA, KANSAS - WATER LIME REMOVAL COMPLAINT
HEALTH HAZARD And WATER- IONIZER MALFUNCTION
ANALYSIS And SOLUTION
We have triple-checked the R.O. system and even replaced
it with another R.O. system to verify it is functioning properly, however the Water-Ionizer ($3,000 purchase) fails to develop
any negative ORP water as a result of excessive lime placed into the city water system.
The initial tap water is 9.3 to 9.9 pH with a general hardness (GH) level of 3 or 4.
After the R.O. the water hardness level decreases
to 1 or 2 (GH) grains of hardness (65 – 130mg Calcium Carbonate), but the pH is still 9.3 to 9.9.
Note One pH increase in ionized water requires 2GH; 130 mg Calcium Carbonate, consequently the water ionizer can not function
In other words, the Calcium Carbonate and Calcium Bicarbonate has been largely removed, but
the Calcium Hydroxide (Lime) is not removed by filtration through use of any R.O. system and the water-ionizer will not develop
The city of Lenexa, Kansas water
department lab has confirmed they used the Lime to stabilize the water
pH between 9.3 and 9.9 in order to preserve the piping (see WaterOne.com technical water report).
Lime is defined as Calcium oxide dissolved in water to form Calcium Hydroxide.
Carbon Dioxide is required in order to precipitate the Calcium Hydroxide into a
Calcium Carbonate or Calcium Bicarbonate to enable removal by filtration. That is why the city systems use Lime to increase
the pH level so high that it is practically undrinkable but preserves their piping.
the city water is put through an RO, then a water ionizer, the initial water at a pH of 9.3 to 9.9 is increased to a pH of
10.0 to 11.0 with a negative ORP
of zero to 20.
by placing a Pentex GS-10als in-line water filter after the R.O. system, then a Calcite remineralization
filter (to replace 130 mg. of Calcium Carbonate or Calcium Bicarbonate) this enables the water ionizer to obtain up to a negative 700 ORP reading, but the pH is still 10.0 to 11.0 (depending upon
the level of amperage applied by the Ionizer).