Monday, July 27, 2015

Water Analysis - TDS and Iron Issues

Hello Brent,

Your water test results have been completed and are attached for review.  Essentially each parameter came up in pretty good shape except for the Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) and the Iron being right at the staining level.  Suggested limits for TDS are 500 mg/L with a maximum recommendation of 1000 mg/L.  As TDS is a measurement of salts in the water some treatment is recommended for drinking water to reduce this level.
In regard to the reported odors, one very effective method of treatment is by way of chlorination injection, a Contact tank for appropriate retention time, along with a backwashing Carbon filter in order to catch the oxidized elemental sulfur.  Odor can come from naturally-occurring sulfur in the well water or from bacteria that release hydrogen sulfide gas. 
The following method uses chlorine injection with the use of a metering pump along with a Contact Tank which provides a couple of minutes to destroy the odors along with oxidizing the small amount of Iron from the water.  Once this process is complete the water is simply filtered by a Carbon filter which removes residual chlorine along with improving tastes and odors. 
In regard to the Total Dissolved Solids in the water one very effective method to remove them is with a Reverse Osmosis under-sink drinking water system.   This would be installed under the kitchen sink and a separate faucet would be included with the system which would provide bottled water quality water available at your fingertips. 
Please see below for images, product links, pricing on each component, as well as other pertinent information for this option.  This system will take care of the bad tastes as reported, the Iron, as well as the odors so as to provide clean, non-staining, odor-free water for use in the home.

Precision-24 Metering Pump with 15 Gallon Solution Tank:                 

Precision-24 Metering PumpExtremely versatile pump comes in either 115 or 220 volt so as to be wired to come on when ever your well or pressure system is energized.  Works with well water flow rates from 1 – 50 Gallons per Minute (GPM).

Output rating:  0.1 – 24 Gallons per Day (GPD).  Pressure rating:  Will inject into lines with up to 110 PSI.  Digital speed adjustment allows for quick changes to pump output.

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Additional features:  Degassing Valve is built in which makes this great for chlorination use.  System includes Chlorination Pump, 15 Gallon Solution Tank, Injection Check Valve, tubing and installation fittings.  25 & 35 Gallon tanks also available for additional cost. 

40 Gallon Contact Tank 40 Gallon Contact Tank 

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.  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

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Vacuum Breaker, ½” Male Pipe Thread (MPT).                 

Vacuum breaker relief valve Watts 1/2" male 200 PSI maximum.
Vacuum BreakerRequired for contact and retention tanks to prevent vacuum in system and avoid imploding vessel.

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Spectrum Free Chlorine Test Kit – TK2501                   
Spectrum Free Chlorine Test Kit – TK2501
Quickly and easily test for available chlorine using drops, 50 tests included.  Much more reliable that test strips and help in maintaining a proper residual in your system.

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Carbon Backwash 5900, 1.5 cu. Ft. 115 Volt:                           

Carbon Backwash 5900All the filter media you need for the system is included. Excellent for use in removing residual peroxide from water once injected, along with improving overall tastes and odors. Long lasting & durable this Coconut Shell Carbon typically lasts for 4 - 6 years and is easily replaced.

Much longer life and higher flow rates than standard carbon. Unlike carbon cartridges which can trap sediment and dirt causing pressure drop these systems automatically backwash out trapped sediment alleviating pressure drop.  Allows for a maximum flow of 15 GPM which is perfect for your home with 2.5 bathrooms.

Dimensions:  10” Diameter x 61” Tall with control valve.  ¾” or 1” pipe connectors and bypass is included.  We also provide full installation and start-up guides directly to you and are available for Tech-support. 

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USA High-Flow 4-Stage 60 GPD RO System
USA High-Flow 4-Stage 60 GPD RO System
  • 60 Gallons Per Day (GPD) Thin Film Composite Membrane
  • Includes faucet, tank, and tubing
  • NSF Certified Quick-Connect Fittings
  • NSF Certified Metal Bladder Tank
  • NSF Certified 10 Micron Carbon Block

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Comes complete with easy-to-follow installation instructions.