Tuesday, June 16, 2015

How to Stop Sulfur Odor, Remove Iron and Neutralize Acid Well Water

Hello Folks,

We have a water well that is 480 feet deep. Our water is usually clear, but at times when filling the bath tub it will have a yellowish tint. There is a slight sulphur smell and the toilets get a yellowish coloring if not cleaned every other day. My iron level was .8 and ph was 5.1 which are not at the ideal levels from what they tell me.



An iron level of 0.8 is a little high.  The recommended maximum level in water is 0.3 PPM.  A pH of 5.1 can be very problematic and cause corrosion of copper pipes, valves, water heater and appliances.    Low pH causes copper corrosion which typically results in blue-green stains, though perhaps that’s sort of what you’re seeing there.

To raise your low pH, I would advise using a backwashing acid neutralizer, using a blend of calcium carbonate and corosex filtering medias.  We can suggest our 5900 series neutralizer which will work well for the size of home, and backwashes automatically with an easy to configure digital interface.

Since the odor is present in all the water, cold and hot, then we recommend the following Air Charge Sulfur filter to address the smell problem.  It is a self-contained sulfur filter which uses air injection directly in the filter to oxidize the sulfur out, and then passes the water through a mixed bed of filtration media specifically designed to remove odors from water.   

This is an automatic backwashing system that rinses out the media once every night or two nights in order to keep the media clean as well as maintain a head of air for the oxidation.

Calcite Neutralizer 5900 1.5 CF

Calcite Neutralizer 5900 1.5 CF 

Price includes FREE Shipping & free pH test kit to be sure of correct operation

Includes all Calcite media necessary to get up and running with shipment

Dimensions: 10" diameter x 61" height   ¾" or 1” pipe size bypass is included
Excellent warranty: 10 years on the filter tank; 5 years on the control valve.

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Air Charge Sulfur FilterAir Charge Sulfur Filter
Iron / Sulfur Air Filter Includes:
·         Eliminator Plus 115v control valve
  • ¾” pipe connectors with bypass valve
  • 1.5 Cubic foot of Centaur carbon filter media

  • Filter tank diameter: 10 inches
  • Height including control valve 61 inches
How the system works:  The AIO air filter maintains an “air pocket” in the top of the tank while the system is in service.  As water passes through the air pocket, iron and sulfur are oxidized.  The Nelsen AIO filter media bed then removes the oxidized iron and sulfur from the water.  Additionally, dissolved oxygen is added to the water.  By utilizing a patented piston in the control valve, the AIO Sulfur filter is able to put the whole oxidation process inside one tank, keeping maintenance costs and down time to a minimum.
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