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soft wa·ter

water lacking those ions, such as Mg2+ and Ca2+, that form insoluble salts with fatty acids, so that ordinary soap will lather easily in it.

soft wa·ter

(sawft wawtĕr)
Water lacking ions that form insoluble salts with fatty acids, so that ordinary soap will lather easily in it.
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The process principle is based on a calcium-magnesium-selective electrode, which constantly determines the difference in water hardness between hard and soft water and evaluates to a predetermined threshold value.
Soft water can irritate some skins too, "leading to dryness and redness due to impurities in the water", added Phillips.
Epidemiological studies linking hypertension and cardiovascular diseases with "soft water" and its protection by the use of "hard water", hypertensive patients who are hypomagnesaemic requiring greater number of antihypertensive medications, role of magnesium in pre-eclampsia are highlighted.
Scientists compared how well very hard, moderately hard, and soft water rinsed away different bacteria--including Campylobacter, Staphylococcus, and Pseudomonas--from the skin of broiler chicken carcasses.
The system combines reverse osmosis and continuous electro-deionization technologies to produce consistent pure water quality from a soft water source.
These lubricants are designed for applications where soft water or process requirements make foam control difficult.
The study, which began in 2007, and will run until this summer, will also look at the differing effects of hard and soft water on the condition, which leads to dry and itchy skin.
Using soft water for the laundry ensures that our clothes remain in good condition.
Rain water is great for laundry, hair washing (naturally soft water), and crop irrigation.
And water that has few or no minerals in it is called 'soft water,'" said Todd.