Thursday, December 13, 2012

Hydrogen Peroxide Water Treatment

Dear sir,

My well water smells and is high in tannin and iron. I have had it tested and I was told I also have iron bacteria.  I am interested in using hydrogen peroxide, can you make a recommendation?

Jane L.
High Ridge, MO

Dear Jane,
Hydrogen peroxide (“H2O2”) is a very powerful oxidizing agent, much more powerful than aeration, chlorine or potassium permanganate. Hydrogen peroxide decomposes into oxygen and water leaving no trace of chemical residues. For problem well water containing iron, iron bacteria, manganese and/or “rotten-egg” sulfur odor “H2S” (hydrogen sulfide gas) hydrogen peroxide systems are an excellent choice.

Some further testing will be done to determine if hydrogen peroxide will oxidize the tannin, but depending on the type and concentration of your tannins, peroxide combined with a carbon filter can be very effective.  Please send us a liter of your water for testing at no charge.

When peroxide is added to water a large amount of dissolved oxygen is released and a powerful oxidizing effect occurs. Coliform and iron bacteria are killed, and tannins are oxidized. This type of iron filter system handles the absolute worst type of water reliably and effectively.

Peroxide oxidizes the iron, manganese and sulfur odors to a solid form that the catalytic carbon can remove. For many applications no contact tank is required, and the hydrogen peroxide is effectively removed by the catalytic carbon media.

This system also provides disinfection, giving you bacteria free water.  The hydrogen peroxide would then feed into a contact tank to provide enough time for the solution to react with the sulfur, iron and bacteria in the water, cleaning it up for good.  Finally, the water would pass through a carbon backwash filter to remove the peroxide and remaining VOCs, tastes and odors.

Please take a look a the equipment below:

45MHP-10 Metering Pump & Solution Tank

45MHP10 StennerStenner 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


40 Gallon Contact Tank

Tank Contact Mixing 40 GallonThe 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


Hydrogen Peroxide NSF Grade for Drinking Water

Hydrogen Peroxide
Safe 7% solution.
Case of 4  1-gallon containers   $60
Average use is 1/2 gallon to 2 gallons per month depending on level of odors and amount of water used.


Carbon 7000 Backwash Filter 1.5 CF for Your Home

Carbon 7000-SXT 1.5 CFIncludes 1.5 cubic feet of Carbon filter media; and Fleck 7000 115v control valve.

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

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

hydrogen peroxide water treatment