Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Question About Hydrogen Peroxide Systems

Question-   my well water has manganese in it (0.2 ppm) and I plan to use hydrogen peroxide to remove it.  I see you list a contact tank and a filter system, in addition to the hydrogen peroxide pump on this page: .   Do I really need all the items on
that page, such as the filter system?

Hello Don,

Thank you for contacting us regarding our water.  To answer your question, if you have problems with manganese, then yes, you do need a filter after the hydrogen peroxide system in order to take it out.  Adding peroxide to your water is fantastic for oxidizing manganese and making it easily filterable, but it doesn’t actually remove it.  It is one part of a two step process: oxidation and then filtration.

How much manganese do you have?  If it is at a low enough level, there may be another way of treating your water without using and pre-oxidation. 

Hydrogen peroxide changes the iron and manganese to a solid form that is then ideally removed by the back-washing centaur filter system.  The results are fresh, clean, disinfected water throughout the home or business.

The best way to inject the hydrogen peroxide is with a Stenner peristaltic pump.   Stenner self-priming hydrogen peroxide pump systems are easy to install by anyone familiar with basic plumbing and very easy to maintain yourself.

The Centaur Carbon 7000 filter is fully automatic and use the reliable Fleck 7000 control valve and the advanced Vortech inner distributor system which reduces backwash requirements by 30%:

Here are links to the product pages:

hydrogen peroxide pumpMetering Pump & Tank: 45MHP-10 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.

hydrogen peroxide contact tank
Tank Contact Mixing Tank 40 Gallon 1-1/4 inch inlet

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.

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.

Centaur Carbon 7000 Backwashing System

Includes ¾ or 1 inch pipe connectors and by-pass valve; 1.5 cubic feet of Centaur carbon filter media; and Fleck 7000 115v control valve. All the filter media you need for the system is included. Excellent for use in taking out hydrogen peroxide from your water and removing many tastes and odors. Much longer life and higher flow rates than carbon filter cartridges. Unlike carbon cartridges which can trap sediment and dirt causing pressure drop these systems automatically backwash out trapped sediment alleviating pressure drop.