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Re: Peat softening water
> From: "Ron Barter" <mistnfrost at perth_igs.net>
> Subject: Peat softening water
> Can anyone tell me, in relatively simple terms, how filtering water in peat
> moss lowers the hardness of the water? It's fairly obvious to me that the
> addition of humic acid from the peat would lower the pH, but how is it
> effecting the change in the hardness? My only guess is that it acts as some
> sort of a natural ion exchange resin, but I'm only guessing. And will
> running the amber coloured result of the process through carbon make the
> water clear afterwards?
> Enquiring minds want to know....
It basically comes to a chemical equation were acid +base = salt + water
The acid is found in the peat and the base is the KH of the water. Hope
this helps without going into great detail.