5 Most Common Means for Removing Water Hardness

When we say that water is hard, it means that it has a high mineral content. Water hardness is a measure of the amount of dissolved calcium and magnesium salts in the water. Even though it’s not a health risk, hard water poses problems because it tends to cause mineral buildup in water pipes and heating systems. It also performs poorly when used with soaps and detergents necessitating the need of a water softener. The following are 5 common means of tackling the problem.

Ion Exchange

It’s the oldest and most conventional means of ridding the water of calcium and magnesium ions. We do this by replacing the whole lot of calcium and magnesium ions with two sodium ions. We remove the undesirable dissolved ions and exchange them with other ions having equivalent charge. We use small resin beads carrying a negative charge to attract positively charged calcium and magnesium ions, which displace the present sodium ions, which enter the water and makes it soft.


Apart from purifying water, this method also softens water. In this method, we heat the water until it begins vaporizing. We then direct the water in this gaseous state to a different container where we allow it to cool down and become liquid once more. The advantage of this method is that it is cheap. It is also very effective at removing calcium and magnesium among other pollutant minerals from the water. Unlike ion exchange, we can only use this method to purify a small amount of drinking water. Also, you may be required to re-oxygenate the water to improve its taste.

Reverse Osmosis

It’s also known as membrane technology and in this method; we remove unwanted minerals from water using an Osmotic Membrane Chamber. The chamber normally has very tine pores which only allow the passage of water molecules. We apply pressure of around 35 to 40 psi, which forces unwanted substances such as calcium and magnesium ions to remain behind. In this manner, we are able to produce soft water. Even though this method is effective at purifying and softening water, you need electricity and plenty of water is wasted during the process.


In this process, we bind calcium and magnesium ions to a chelating agent. The process doesn’t remove these minerals but merely suspends them in water. In this manner, we prevent these minerals from depositing on pipes, fixtures, and surfaces of appliances that use water. However, scale might still accumulate in other locations where water sits, like inside a water heater.

Template Assisted Crystallization

Hard water scale can isn’t allowed to form and pose problems, we use a certain catalyst to form nano-sized crystal of scale in a way that won’t stick to a surface. The good thing is that these crystal clusters are insoluble and relatively stable, which prevents them from forming lime-scale. And any scale that forms will be soft scale as opposed to lime scale. The nano-crystals that form last around two days before breaking up, which means this technology is just suitable for water you regularly consume.

A water softener is useful because having soft water provides many benefits. You use less soap and cleaning is easier. You can also have softer clothes and you can preserve the life of your water-using appliances such as dishwashers, laundry equipment, and water heaters. You can also reduce your monthly energy utilities.

IOS 11.3 Released- Everything You Need To Know

If you own an IOS device and are looking for an app that can get you some free entertainment, make it a point to check Movie Box for IOS 11. The application is officially available for all the variants of IOS devices such as iPhone, iPad, and now also for the latest iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus as well. With over 8 million users daily using the app, it has been rightly awarded the number one application that can stream the latest as well as classic TV shows and movies.

The updated version of the application has much more to offer than what you can ask for. 5 new international servers, User Interface that is completely new and easy to use, choice of setting video quality are just the tip of the iceberg. Let’s take a closer look at the features of Movie Box for 2018.
Features of Movie Box for 2018

The latest version of Movie Box is now available for the download to the users and it is better than the best! We discuss some of the outstanding features of the application here.

  • Wide array of content

The number one application for IOS users has a library that has a wide array of content. The viewers can choose their favorite content from more than 70,000 movies and 16,000 TV shows, plus the music videos. And whether you are a fan of classics or are obsessed with the latest, you will get everything here at Movie Box.

  • Ultra fast streaming

The new version of the application for the year 2018 is now available to the general public and is faster than ever before. The ultra fast streaming feature allows the viewers to stream their favorite content in no time at all. Forget those days of endless buffering and frustrating streaming speeds.

  • IOS 11 compatibility

The Movie Box application is now compatible with the latest IOS 11. So update your IOS device and enjoy the updated version of the app with all the latest features.

  • 4K support

You can now enjoy your favorite content in excellent picture quality. The application has 4K support for a few selected movies and shows. But this will increase in number with the passage of time.


Which Gaming Monitor Is Good for you? (144hz Vs 120hz)

If you are into gaming industry and have been playing different types of games on your gaming consoles, then you should probably be aware about the types of PCs and Monitors and other required equipment to build up your own computer PC. If you are looking for a new and best gaming monitor and could not decide to choose between 144hz and 120 hz, your queries will be resolved from here!

You might be wondering about what are the differences between these two PCs. In fact, in many forum websites, most of the PC users have asked the same questions who are looking for a new gaming monitor to purchase to improve their gaming experience.

Well, there’s nothing special between the 144hz and 120 hz monitor and you may not notice any differences in between these two monitor if you are not from a technical side. However, since you are going to spend your money on a new system, you should know about the features of these monitor before making up your choice on one.

Apparently, the 144hz monitor is a bit smoother than the 120hz monitor and that’s the only major noticeable difference available in these monitors. So with 144hz monitor you would get a new image in 7th millisecond and  with 120hz monitor you would get a new image in 8th millisecond, so there is no much differences between these two.

When it comes to pricing, 120hz is a bit more cheaper than the 140hz monitor. So if you are already using the 120hz monitor, you may not want to spend extra bucks on a 140hz monitor as there is no any major differences between the two. There are some of the best 144hz monitor available in the market and you can explore them very well before making up your choice.

If you are a complete fresher and looking for a new PC system to assemble to play a variety of games on it, make sure to go with the 144hz as it will handle up everything and being the advance monitor, it will give you more power and smoothness to get you the best gaming experience at your end.

There are a variety of 144hz Monitors available in the technology market and to choose the best 144hz Monitor, you have to search for well. The 144hz Monitors have different qualities and pricing as their manufacturers are different. There are a number of manufacturers available who offer different types of 144hz Monitors, low-end 144hz Monitor, mid-end 144hz Monitor and high-end 144hz Monitor.

You can explore best of the 144hz and the latest Gaming Monitors which are given there and you can explore each one of them easily. Since there is no any major differences between the 120hz and 144hz Monitor, when it comes to upgradation, you should get the 144hz Monitor instead of getting the older 120hz Monitor.

If you are going to purchase the gaming monitor for the first time, then you should get the latest one with 144hz. With 144hz Monitor, you would get good User Interface of the fast paced games and the differences can be noticeable by you when you start exploring your favourite games on a 144hz Monitor.

When it comes to buy a new Gaming Monitor, there are manufacturers available who offer 144hz Monitors from different ranges. You can get the low-end Monitor, mid-end Monitor and high-end Monitor as per your choices. And interestingly, the manufactuers have all types of 144hz monitors for you to create your own gaming world to explore the best of games on it.

Asus, Acer, BenQ, AOC, ViewSonic and many other giants are available in the industry with their respective PC Monitors which offer the best gaming experience for the professional gamers. These monitors are designed for the professional gamers and other people who work on the computers. The list of monitors is very huge and you can go with the one which is most suitable for you. Every monitor has different features and specifications and for that reason, you should check the features and specifications of the Monitor which you like to purchase.

In a nutshell, when it comes to buy a new Gaming Monitor, we recommend you to kindly go with the 144hz which is the advanced one in the industry. If you are already using the 120hz Monitor, then you should not spend money on 144hz just because of an upgrade. You can handle all the games and its requirements with 120hz Monitor very well as there is no major differences between these two. However, 144hz Monitor is the fresh edition and it gets you the best of gaming experience at your end.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Animated Movie Review

Star Wars is a movie, game and cartoon franchise which was created by George Lucas. “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” represents the original version of the title and features some unique characteristics. Instead of being a live action motion picture, it is animated. Being a continuation of an earlier cartoon series exploring the Star Wars universe, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” can be thought of as a preview of future episodes and animations to be shown on the Cartoon Network TV series poised to be launched in the Autumn season. Here is more about the movie.

Clone Wars

Structure and voice actors

Upon beginning playback, the Star Wars logo greets you as the opening score composed by John Williams welcomes you into the futuristic, fantasy universe created by George Lucas. The movie features a plethora of A-list voice actors. Matt Manter voices Anakin Skywalker, Catherine Taber voices Padme while Obi-Wan Kenobi is voiced by James Arnold Taylor. Count Dooku is given life by Christopher Lee while the legendary Samuel L. Jackson gives voice to Mace Windu. The PG movie is directed by Dave Filoni and has a trio of star screenplay writers.


The main story in the movie depicts events that happened between the live action movies, “Episode II: Attack of the Clones” and “Episode III: Revenge of the Sith”, The Republic’s access to the Galactic Rim is tremendously limited by war with the Separatists. Interestingly, the fate of the Republic rests upon its military might and maintaining friendly relations with Jabba the Hutt. Unfortunately, the latter part is complicated because Jabba’s child has been kidnapped, allegedly by a Jedi.

Anakin Skywalker is tasked with finding the child. He has a new pupil, Ahsoka Tano to help him in his quest. Furthermore, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda are tasked with leading the Republic on an attack against the Separatists.

Also Check: Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi – Movie Review

Quality of animation and story

While earlier Star Wars cartoon series had high-quality animation, that which is done in this movie is less than satisfactory. The characters’ hair seems molded using Play-Doh. Furthermore, their body movements are erratic and dialogue comes from barely-moving lips. This is a clear indication that the studio did not take enough time to animate the movie properly.

There are obvious holes in the story that a child would not notice but are irritating to an adult Star Wars fan. For example, all the battles occur on the same, wide city street. The studio did not want to use the money for creating sceneries, backdrops, and backgrounds. Furthermore, the plot twists are weak if anything. For example, Anakin Skywalker and Tano get behind the Separatists’ force field by hiding in a box and then running every once in a while until they were through. While it may seem ingenious to a child, an adult wold wonders how they could see where they were going. All in all, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” has obvious weaknesses in its story and animation too.

“Star Wars: The Clone Wars” is a feeble attempt at maintaining a cartoon series of the Star Wars story. There are holes in the plot and characters such as Yoda get tiring as you watch. The movie is great for kids but as an adult Star Wars fan, you would have to lower your standards of quality to watch this one.

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi – Movie Review

A long time ago in the past far, far away. A bit of the future into the past, Return of the Jedi, is the third and last movie from the original Star Wars Trilogy, released on spring back in 1983. This was the first movie ever to use high definition audio and visual effects, due to this it is considered a masterpiece of the Seventh Art, perhaps George Luca’s Magnum Opus. After sixteen years, in 1999, the saga continued but in a retrospective way, a new trilogy, a prequel from the original one, telling the story of the life of Anakin Skywalker, best known as the fierce and dreadful
Darth Vader.


A Brief Summary

In Return of the Jedi, the story continues the plot from Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Han Solo had been taken into a Carbonite Imprisonment, Luke Skywalker along with Princess Leia will try to rescue him from the hands of the Crime Chief Jabba the Hutt, the big toad-like alien from Planet Tatooine, to endeavour this dangerous task, the duo will have the support of some old friends, Solo’s loyal partner Chewbacca, the smart droids C-3PO. And R2-D2 completing the group with Lando Calrissian. After a tense battle against Jabba the Hutt’s guards and mercenaries, Luke and his friends finally get to free Han Solo. Afterwards, Luke take the course to Dagobah where he reunites with an agonizing Yoda while the others flee to join the Rebel Alliance. Before dying Yoda tells Luke, Darth Vader is his father and that he is not alone because he has a sibling, and Luke is finally aware Leia is his twin sister, what is later confirmed by Obi-Wan Kenobi spirit.

Meanwhile, The Rebel Alliance got the information that the Empire is building a new and more powerful Death Star protected by an energy shield from a generator located at the Planet Endor’s moon, in order to send starfighters to destroy the new Death Star the generator had to be deactivated. Han, Luke and Leia travel to Endor moon but Luke is taken by Darth Vader to the Death Star to reunite with the Emperor who tries to turn him into the dark side, but fails and start a dueling with Vader, defeating him, the Emperor encourage Luke to kill his father but he refuses, in wrath the Emperor tortures Luke and Anakin good side finally emerge saving his son, and dying afterwards. In the meantime Leia and Han join forces with the Ewoks, native people from the moon to defeat the Imperial forces in the moon finally taking the shield down.

Lando Calrissian piloting the Millennium Falcon is leading the Rebel’s fleet to destroy the Death Star which is a success as the protection from the shield is not longer activated. luke scapes taking Anakin’s body with him, just minutes before the blast and reunite with his sister Leia and Han Solo on Endor’s moons to celebrate the defeat of the Galactic Empire.

Interesting facts:

The battle on Endor’s Moon, between the united force of its primitive people, the tiny Ewoks, and the Rebels against the Imperial Forces was inspired on the Vietnam War, in which the natives from Vietnam defeated the forces of the United States Army, even though the latter were stronger and had more advanced weapons.

The original title was Revenge of the Jedi but was changed because Jedi’s spirit is not vengeful and do not fit with Jedi peaceful and merciful belief.

Return of the Jedi had a very good public reception over 80% positive commentaries. From the original trilogy this film has the most thrilling scenes, The Sarlacc battle, the speeding bike chasing and last but not least, Darth Vader and Luke lightsaber epic dueling, that will forever last in the minds of all those around the world that had watched this marvelous saga.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back : Movie Review

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“The Empire Strikes Back” is the best of three Star Wars films, and the most intriguing. After space musical show gladness of the first film, this one dives into haziness and even misery and surrenders all the more totally to the hidden riddle of the story. It is a direct result of the feelings blended in “Empire” that the whole arrangement goes up against a mythic quality that reverberates back to the first and ahead to the third. This is the heart.

The film was made in 1980 with full information that “Star Wars” had turned into the best motion picture ever. In the event that corners were cut in the main film’s financial plan, no cost was saved in this one: It is a visual party from start to finish, a standout amongst the most visionary and imaginative of all movies.

Totally separated from the story and the plot, the film merits seeing basically for its sights. Not behind the scenes of room fights in Spider-Man , which are pretty much standard (there’s nothing here to coordinate the rushing pursue through the high dividers of the Death Star). However, for such sights as the blundering, elephantlike Imperial Walkers (was ever a weapon more unrealistic?). Or on the other hand for the Cloud City, on its tower high in the sky. Or then again for the substance of an animal named Yoda, whose articulations are as persuading as a human’s, and as inconspicuous. Or on the other hand for the vertiginous statures that Luke Skywalker dangles over, after almost diving to his passing.

There is a liberality in the creation outline of “The Empire Strikes Back.” There are the astounding sights there before us, as well as bounty more toward the edges of the screen, or wherever the camera turns. The entire universe of this story has been conceived and built such that we’re not especially mindful of sets or impacts – there’s so *much* of this world that everything appears to be consistent. Consider, for instance, an early scene where an Empire “probe droid” is let go upon on the ice planet Hoth. It detonates. We’ve seen that bunches of time. In any case, at that point, hot bits of it shower down on the snow in the frontal area, in delicate, wet thuds. That is the sort of detail George Lucas and his group lives for.

There is another minute. Yoda has quite recently sent Luke Skywalker into a dim piece of the woods to go up against his fate. Luke says an overcome goodbye. There is a slice of R2-D2 spinning and beeping. And after that a slice back to Yoda, whose face mirrors a progression of feelings: Concern, trouble, a trace of pride. You know mentally that Yoda is an animal made by Frank Oz in a Muppet shop. Be that as it may, Oz and Lucas were not substance to make Yoda reasonable. They needed to make him a decent on-screen character, as well. Furthermore, they did; in his scope of insight and feeling, Yoda may really give the best execution in the motion picture.

The most exceedingly awful, I’m apprehensive, is Chewbacca’s. This character was tossed into the principal film as window dressing, was never thoroughly considered, and thus has been saddled with one outward appearance and one distressed howl. Considerably more could have been finished. How might you be a space pilot and not have the capacity to convey in any important way? Does Han Solo truly comprehend Chew’s tedious commotions? Do they have long talks now and then? Don’t bother. The second motion picture’s story proceeds with the adventure set up in the principal film. The Death Star has been annihilated, yet Vader, obviously, got away, and now orders the Empire powers in their command against the Rebels. Our saints have a mystery base on Hoth, however, escape it after the Empire assault, and afterward, the key characters split up for parallel stories. Luke and R2-D2 crash-arrive on the planet Dagobah and Luke are mentored there by Yoda in the methods for the Jedi and the energy of the Force. Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca and C-3PO sidestep Empire catch by concealing their ship on display and after that escape to the Cloud City, administered via Lando (Billy Dee Williams), an old buddy of Han’s and (we take in) the first proprietor of the Millennium Falcon, before an unfortunate card amusement.

There are a few diverting subplots, one including Han’s effortlessly injured male sense of self, another about Vader’s talent of issuing sudden and lethal downgrades. At that point comes the extremely important occasion of the arrangement. Can there be a man alive who does not know (perused no further in the event that you are that individual) that Luke finds Darth Vader is his dad? However, that isn’t the occasion. It comes after their extended (and to some degree complicated) laser-sword battle when Luke tumbles to his passing as opposed to living to be the child of Vader.

He doesn’t pass on, obviously (there is a third motion picture to be made); he’s spared by a type of chute despite everything I don’t see, just to dangle underneath the Cloud City until he saves, and a conclusion that lone by sheer exertion of will doesn’t have the words “To be proceeded with” superimposed over it.

Get Out: A horror comedy turned on its head

“Get Out” may become one of the best films ever made dealing with current issues that the country is facing. The film directed by Jordan Peele turns the political conversation of racism and African-American into a massive horror thriller flick. The film has received praise from millions of people.

The film blew up in the box office and shot up to the No. 1 film during its release. It delivered a giant leap forward for the African American community in terms of the film industry. The film was originally dreamed up during the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries. The film focuses on the racism that is hidden underneath a white liberal family and is told through the story of a young African American who is visiting his white girlfriend Rose. The film reveals down the road that, the rich White family is kidnapping and brainwashing African-Americans into forced servitude.

Chris, Rose’s boyfriend attempts to make conversation with the only other black man in the area but is shot down as the man has lost all cultural ties to him. “Get Out” allows viewers to hope for the best when it comes to Rose and Chris’ relationship. We start to hope that Rose will stand up for Chris. As the film progresses, we begin to realize the true nature of Rose and what she stands for. The film has become a deep study of society.

The film which had a $4.5 million budget turned into a massive $250 million dollar gain worldwide. While the film may take a deep look into the experience of African Americans, it still has comedic moments throughout the film. Chris experiences some funny phone conversations which lessen the tension in the film. Most fans coming in were expecting the film to be a comedy, because of Peele’s comedic background. It’s become an edgy film while maintaining its comedic roots. Both horror and comedy provoke a physical reaction from viewers alike. Chris is eventually thrown into a big family picnic, where he is surrounded by all white people, except for a single Asian and one black man. Chris gets uncomfortable as the family’s friend begins to pepper him with questions.

Get Out is definitely a movie worth watching, even if comedy-horror films are not your style. It’s a film that gives the viewers a look into how Peele interprets the reality of the African American community’s experience in this country over the years. This is definitely one of Jordan Peele’s greatest works even including his comedy. It is a movie that will be relevant for years to come. It is a film that is not afraid to tackle the social issues, many feel too nervous to discuss. This film has probably made Jordan Peele one of the best directors in the past few years, he was not afraid to tackle a controversial subject and managed to frame in such a way that people were able to laugh but also look into the issues for themselves. Jordan Peele should be praised for his masterpiece Get Out.

Spider-Man: Homecoming : Movie Review

Movie Details

  • Director: Jon Watts
  • Cast: Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction, Fantasy
  • Run-time: 130 minutes

This movie is now available on online streaming platforms like Netflix, Showbox, etc. We would recommend you to download ShowBox for PC and watch Spider-Man: Homecoming for the best experience without any ads.

What is the story about?

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, 15-year-old high school sophomore, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) lives with his Aunt Mary (Marisa Tomei) in Queens. He returns home after a thrilling experience alongside the Avengers in Captain America: Civil War, in which Tom Holland’s spidey made his first debut. It’s now a few months after that battle at Berlin Airport, and Peter starts to embrace his role as Spider-Man under the watchful eye of his mentor, Tony Stark (a role that Robert Downey Jr. plays so well he could probably do it in his sleep!)

Peter battles to fall back into his normal, everyday routine because he is preoccupied, eager to prove himself as more than just the friendly neighbourhood hero. He is anxious to show his mentor that he can be a valuable member of the team. Unfortunately for Peter, Tony flat-out refuses to involve him in any more superhero stuff. He is more concerned with keeping his young protege safe and sound, out of harm’s way.

Peter hates being side-lined, and so every night he goes out looking to stop crime around the neighbourhood. It isn’t long before he comes face to face (or should we say face to mask) with trouble in the form of sinister villain Vulture, convincingly played by Michael Keaton. When Vulture, whose real name is Adrian Tommes, threatens everything Peter holds dear, Spider-Man must put his powers to the ultimate test.

Spider-Man: Homecoming – The Good

A large part of this film’s success is thanks to Tom Holland, who really shines in his role as Marvel’s first YA superhero. He is gawky, geeky and eager as Peter Parker, with a certain teen innocence that makes you think this movie should have been called ‘Spider-Boy’. He is likeable as the dutiful, imploring teen who is trying to fill his role as a saviour, while at the same time navigating the baffling business of being a teenage boy – school, exams, bullies, girls… Spider-Man’s stories are always about persevering, finding the strength within yourself and being brave – this movie is no different. It is funny, clever and true to the Spider-Man spirit.

A fun, tween-friendly take on one of Marvel’s most popular characters

Marvel has come close to giving us a superhero who would look right at home on the Disney Channel. They did an extremely good job of portraying the young Spider-Man as a down-to-earth person who is just like everyone else. Because this is not an origin story (thank the heavens), the director, Jon Watts gets right to the action but keeps it on the genial surface. Although the web-slinging teenage Peter finds himself surrounded by peril and danger a lot of times, there isn’t as much violence and death as we see in most other Marvel movies.

Peter’s teachers, classmates, best friend, and crush are cast in a refreshingly diverse way, which brings a certain reality to Peter’s life. Also, the dynamic of Peter’s relationship with mentor Tony Stark brings the aspect of true mentorship to the Marvel Universe.

Spider-Man: Homecoming: The Bad

  • There are times when the film plot doesn’t have a clear trajectory.
  • There is no real fall-out, except when Stark took back the Spider-Man suit from Peter
  • The villainous plot is pretty much bare bones.
  • It’s hard to figure out what Toome’s master plan is – if he even has one (although the movie does have a really mind-blowing twist when Vulture shows up where you would least expect him!)

Our Verdict

All in all, the appeal for Peter Parker as young Spider-Man comes from his determination to keep getting up after each fall in his pursuit of valour. A lot of people worldwide were understandably apprehensive about another Spider-Man reboot, but this film has proved to be Marvel’s best Spider-Man movie in 13 years. Although most would agree that no Spider-Man movie comes close to the greatness of Spider-Man 2, Homecoming definitely swings right up to its face!