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Ion exchange resin, for the water softner, where to find it?

 
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Hello permies!
I've just discovered Dr. Cho from Jadam published a video about building an homemade water softner. He suggests to use the soft water to enhance the effects of the Jadam solutions. He uses the ion exchange resin to soft the water but i cannot understand how it works and where is used. I live in Italy and i would like to find it in my country.

Thanks and ciao from a very wiiiindyyyy Italy.
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You should be able to find sources for IE resins, any water treatment company would probably sell it in bags.
In the USA Culligan water treatment company is a good source.
Another place to look is any chemistry supply company, the IE resin is used to make pure water for chemistry tests.

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Okay thanks for the tips.

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you're very welcome Fabio, If  I should find the name(s) of any companies in Italy, I will post them here for you.

Water that has been run over the IE resin is usually termed "ionized" water as opposed to distilled water, the end result is that ionized water is considered more pure because it contains charged water particles.

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Bryant RedHawk wrote:you're very welcome Fabio, If  I should find the name(s) of any companies in Italy, I will post them here for you.


Grazie!


Water that has been run over the IE resin is usually termed "ionized" water as opposed to distilled water, the end result is that ionized water is considered more pure because it contains charged water particles.

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Okay, and why does ionized water affect the Jadam solutions? What does it mean exactly with charged water particles?

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I've found some Ion Exchange Resin on Amazon, I've created a public wishlist, if someone can be interested:

https://www.amazon.it/hz/wishlist/ls/2OYVI1U0O7SL2/?ref_=lol_ov_le

(tell me if it works!)

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water that has free ions (H+ or O+) can grab and hold onto other minerals this makes for "ready food" for the microorganisms that jadam grows (bacteria), that keeps the jadam going until you use it in your soil.
Once you put the material into your soil the organisms will spread out and process minerals in the soil through the enzymes the bacteria produce for freeing up the minerals they use for food.

 
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Bryant RedHawk wrote:water that has free ions (H+ or O+) can grab and hold onto other minerals this makes for "ready food" for the microorganisms that jadam grows (bacteria), that keeps the jadam going until you use it in your soil.
Once you put the material into your soil the organisms will spread out and process minerals in the soil through the enzymes the bacteria produce for freeing up the minerals they use for food.



I'm not sure of what i'm saying, but: I believe Jadam suggests a water softner because the homemade pesticides can adhere better to the surface of the plants. If the water is "hard" means the little molecules of water are already bonded to any minerals present in the water..so they poorly act as a 'surfactant'.

I don't know if Jadam suggests the water softner also for producing the JMS / JLF(Jadam Microbiological Solution/Jadam Liquid Fertilizer)..but it could, because water is mixed into phyllite (rich of minerals), and the water bonded to the minerals can transport a bigger mass of food to the microorganisms. It's however expensive to soften the water for a big production of the JMS/JLF if you have to use for a big surface, IMO. The Ions Exchange Resin produces about 10.000-20.000 liters of soft water and it costs 100€/25kg bag. But you can regenerate it until 15 times for what I've read..

Ciao from a rainy Italy,
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