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Descriptor English: Water Softening
Descriptor Spanish: Ablandamiento del Agua
Descriptor Portuguese: Abrandamento da Água
Descriptor French: Adoucissement de l'eau
Entry term(s): Softening, Water
Tree number(s): N06.850.860.510.910
SP4.021.202.133.719
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014880
Scope note: Processes by which minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and certain metal cations are removed from hard water, making it more compatible with soap and safer on appliances and plumbing.
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
EC economics
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
DeCS ID: 15284
Unique ID: D014880
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/11/24
Water Softening - Preferred
Concept UI M0022896
Scope note Processes by which minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and certain metal cations are removed from hard water, making it more compatible with soap and safer on appliances and plumbing.
Preferred term Water Softening
Entry term(s) Softening, Water



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