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Swedish translation: hårt vatten


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English term or phrase:hard water
Swedish translation:hårt vatten
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11:28 Feb 20, 2009
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Science - Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng
Additional field(s): Environment & Ecology
English term or phrase: hard water
Definition from antoine.frostburg.edu:
Hard water is water contaminated with compounds of calcium and magnesium. Dissolved iron, manganese, and strontium compounds can also contribute to the "total hardness" of the water, which is usually expressed as ppm CaCO3. Water with a hardness over 80 ppm CaCO3 is often treated with water softeners, since hard water produces scale in hot water pipes and boilers and lowers the effectiveness of detergents.

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  • Some laundry detergents do not produce as many suds in hard water, these are likely to be soap-based products and do not work as well in hard-water as detergent based products. water-treatment.org.uk
  • Hard water also contributes to inefficient and costly operation of water-using appliances. Heated hard water forms a scale of calcium and magnesium minerals that can contribute to the inefficient operation or failure of water-using appliances. Wilkes University
  • Clothes washed in hard water often look dingy and feel harsh and scratchy. sciLinks
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hårt vatten
Hårt vatten har höga halter av kalcium och magnesium.
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hårt vatten

Definition from Livsmedelsverket:
Hårt vatten har höga halter av kalcium och magnesium.

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  • I vattenkokare kan till exempel hårt vatten resultera i att kalkavlagringar bildas. - Wikipedia  
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Hårt vatten

Definition from own experience or research:
Behövs väl ingen förklaring. Kan hittas i de flesta lexikon så det känns nästan som ett skämt.

Example sentence(s):
  • Hårt vatten blir mjukt i två nya Uppsala-verk - Uppsala Kommun  
  • Vattenhårdhet är ett mått på hur mycket mineraler vatten innehåller, främst är det kalcium- och i mindre omfattning magnesiumjoner som avses. Vatten med en hög halt av dessa joner kallas hårt vatten. - Wikipedia  
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