Thursday, April 11, 2013

What is the Best Way to Treat Extreme Iron and Manganese?

Hi Folks - We had to dig a new well after our original one ran dry. Please see the attached water analysis on the new well.  The water not only stinks, but stains our clothes. Help!

Wheeling, West Virginia

Hello Terri,
Your water has extreme levels of iron, manganese and odor, not to mention high levels of water hardness.  On top of that, the water is contaminated with coliform bacteria.

The most economical and effective way to remove your extremely high levels of iron, manganese, bacteria, odors and hardness is to use a Stenner chlorine injection pump, followed by a MangOX media iron filtration system, a carbon backwash filter, and finally followed by an efficient water softener to remove hardness.

The chlorine bleach kills the bacteria and removes the odors, and allows the MangOX iron filter to remove much higher levels of iron and manganese.  The 40-gallon contact retention tank allows for enough contact time for the chlorine to react with the iron and manganese and bacteria.  This provides clean, disinfected, odor-free, chlorine-free water throughout the house.  These Stenner self-priming chlorine pump systems are easy to install by anyone familiar with basic plumbing and very easy to maintain yourself.

MangOX is a media that utilizes an oxidation-reduction reaction and filtration process similar to Greensand, but does not require any potassium permanganate.  MangOX media lasts a long time, typically 4 - 5 years. These filters are fully automatic and use the reliable Fleck 7000 control valve and the advanced Vortech inner distributor system which reduces backwash requirements by 30%:


45MHP-10 Metering Pump & Solution Tank

45MHP-10 Metering Pump & Solution TankStenner 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.


40 Gallon Contact Tank

40 Gallon Contact TankThe 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.


MangOX Iron Filter 7000 1.5 CF 

MangOX Iron Filter 7000 1.5 CF  MangOX is a media that utilizes an oxidation-reduction reaction and filtration process similar to Greensand, but at a much higher level of performance.  Uses the Enpress tank with Vortech distributor which allows the MangOx media to be backwashed at lower flow rates with less water, saving water and energy.

Dimensions: 10" diameter x 61" height   1” or ¾" pipe size

Excellent warranty: 10 years on the MangOX media tank; 5 years on the control valve.

Carbon 165 Series Filter – 1.5 Cubic Foot Size

Carbon 165 Series Filter – 1.5 Cubic Foot SizeIncludes 1.5 cubic feet of Carbon filter media; and Digital 165 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.


Softener 165 Series- 48K Size  
Softener 165 Series- 48K Size  Includes 1 inch or 3/4 inch pipe connectors; by-pass valve; 1.0 cubic feet of high-grade softener resin; heavy-duty brine tank with salt-grid; and 165 Series NSF Certified digital metered-regeneration control valve.


Here is a diagram of the system: