Wednesday, July 1, 2015

How to De-odorize Water

Hello Michael,

Thank you for contacting us through our website.  You wrote:
“I have recently purchase a home with a 194ft deep well. The House water, mostly hot water has a rotten egg odor. I had it tested and the iron is 0.3 PPM, no coli-form bacteria, pH 8.1, hardness <200. I want as simple a system as I can get to deodorize the water. Our flow rate is 10 GPM”
Iron and Manganese:  One great way to remove high levels of iron is our backwashing Pro-OX iron filter.  The Pro-OX iron filter is definitely our best system for oxidizing and filtering out manganese and iron. 
It lasts a long time- usually around 6 to 8 years before needing to be replaced, and requires no maintenance.  It comes complete with all of the filtering media required, NSF-certified digital control valve, and it can oxidize and filter out high levels of iron.

Pro-OX Iron Filter 7000 1.5 CF  
Pro-OX Iron Filter 7000

Pro-OX 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 Pro-Ox 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

Click here for more information.

Excellent warranty: 10 years on the Pro-OX media tank; 5 years on the control valve.

Sulfur Smell in the Hot Water:  The sulfur smell is a completely different issue altogether though, and it’s pretty easy to fix if it’s mainly just found in the hot water.  To give you an idea of how you could pretty quickly and easily get rid of the hot water smell, see below for this kit that would allow you to disinfect your water heater:

Easy Water Heater Odor Killer Kit
Easy Water Heater Odor Killer Kit
Includes Hot Water Filter 60 mesh 3/4" NPT thread.
Stainless steel screen. Includes valve for easy flushing.
Makes it fast and easy to add hydrogen peroxide to kill water heater odors!
Safe non-toxic peroxide breaks down into oxygen and water after killing odors
* Easy To Install 3/4" strainer screen installs on inlet to water heater