Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Toilet and Dishwasher Discoloration: What's the best solution?

Hello Mr. K,

Thank you for contacting us through our website.  You wrote:

“I currently have a 1.5 cuft filox iron filter that is handling the iron for us now.  I am getting some pass through on the iron because we still get some staining in the toilets over time and we see orange on our dishwater filter regularly.  I have a grundfos 22SQE15-220 submersible pump.  This is a variable speed pump.  I am considering a hydrogen peroxide and active carbon filter to add to my system and need to talk about what all is needed and the best approach to resolving these remaining issues.  On a side note, we observed some bluing under the toilet rim, but i am not sure if that is from cleaning or the water.   I would like a call on Tuesday to discuss a plan for my system.  Thanks.


We can definitely help. Here are the main points to consider here when planning a peroxide injection system:
·       Since it is a variable-speed pump, you would specifically need what is referred to as a proportional injection system.  This is would use a water meter plumbed in-line that would detect what the flow rate is, and then it would send a signal along to a pump control module, which would in turn send a command to the injection pump telling it just how much to inject into your water to match the changing flow.
·         For peroxide, we always recommend not just activated carbon, but catalytic carbon, which is better-suited for peroxide removal as well as iron.  We would recommend that this all be place in-line prior to the iron filter system.
·         It would be best to use either an inline mixer or a contact tank to ensure that the oxidation reaction is taking place.  For best results, it would be good to go with a contact tank.





See below for an initial recommendation:
45MHP-10 Metering Pump & Solution Tank 
45MHP-10 Metering Pump & Solution Tank
Stenner Pump with 15 gallon heavy-duty polyethylene solution tank; Pump output 0.5 to 10.0 gallons per day (1.9 to 37.9 liters per day); voltage 115 or 220V; 60 Hz. This is a complete system that comes with everything you need: solution tank; metering pump; tubing; fittings; and injection check valve.

Excellent Warranty:  1 Year on the metering pump
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CWS Pulse Water Meter w/ Reed Switch 1"Pulse Water Meter with Reed Switch 1"
           

For variable speed injection of chlorine
Plugs into Stenner PCM control

Allows Stenner pump to pump solution based on flow of water 
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Pump Control Module 0.5 - 5.0 Sec
Pump Control Module 0.5 - 5.0 Sec                                              

Allows for variable speed control of Stenner pump.
Voltage: 120v Plugs into any standard wall socket  
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Hydrogen Peroxide NSF Grade for Drinking Water 
Hydrogen Peroxide NSF Grade for Drinking Water


Safe 7% solution.
Case of 4  1-gallon containers   

Average use is 1/2 gallon to 2 gallons per month depending on level of odors and amount of water used. 
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40 Gallon Contact Tank 40 Gallon Contact Tank 


The CT-40 tank is a durable easy-to-install retention tank designed to provide optimum contact time during chemical treatment. These lightweight seamless totally non-corrosive retention tanks are ideal for new and replacement installation where durability is at a premium. 100% non-metallic polymer materials. Impervious to chemical attack.  Comes with  1-1/4 inch inlet. 



2 sizes to choose from, same price  Either 16”Diameter  x 58”Tall or 21” Diameter x 36” Tall
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Vacuum Breaker, ½” mpt.   
Vacuum Breaker 
Vacuum breaker relief valve Watts 1/2" male 200 PSI maximum.
Required for contact and retention tanks to prevent vacuum in system and avoid imploding vessel.

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Catalytic Carbon Filter 5900-E 1.5 CF (10 x 54)
Catalytic Carbon Filter 5900-E 1.5 CF (10 x 54)
Includes 1.5 cubic feet of catalytic carbon filter media; and Digital 5900-E control valve.

All the filter media you need for the system is included. Excellent for use in de-chlorinating water, taking out hydrogen peroxide and removing many tastes and odors.
Much longer life and higher flow rates than carbon filter cartridges.

Catalytic carbon is the absolute best filtration media to use for removing chloramines.


Excellent Warranty:  5 Years on Control Valve & 10 years on the media tank.

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