Thursday, July 23, 2015

What is the Best Way To Remove High Amounts of Iron When pH is Low?

Dear sir,
I have a high amount of iron in our well water. We were also told our water is acid, and that is what is why our last iron filter did not work.  Do you have or know of an iron filter that will work well when the water has a low pH?   Our iron is 5.5 mg/L and our pH is 6.2.  There is sometimes a slight odor to the water, mostly from the iron we think.

Joseph B.

Thanks for emailing regarding the issues with low pH and high iron in your well water.

Low pH:  The pH is actually quite important to make note of-  because high iron can’t really be taken out very well with a low pH.  To raise your low pH, a calcite-blend Neutralizer Filter would neutralize the pH and eliminate the corrosive effects of the water.   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.

For High Iron:  Since your iron is so high, we recommend our advanced Air Charger Iron Filter.  This iron and manganese filter uses natural air to oxidize the iron and remove odors and does not require any chemicals.   We guarantee these systems with a 6 month money-back policy, and have had great results and feedback from our customers over the years.  This type of iron filter maintains an “air pocket” in the top of the tank while the system is in service.  When the iron filter is backwashed, air is drawn into the iron filter tank which creates a pocket of air at the top of the tank. As water enters the iron filter it passes through this layer of air and air is diffused into the water.

Calcite-Blend Neutralizer 5900
Calcite-Blend Neutralizer 5900 1.0 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 51" height   ¾" or 1” pipe size bypass is included

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

Pro-OX Iron Filter 5900e AIR 1.0 CF

Air Charger Pro-OX Iron Filter 5900e AIR 1.0 CF: The Air-Charger AIO Air Injection Oxidizing Filter, as a single tank system, is an efficient and cost effective system for the removal of iron and sulfur.
Pro-OX Iron Filter 5900e AIR
The Air-Charger AIO maintains an air pocket in the top of the tank while the system is in service.
As the water passes thru the air pocket, iron and sulfur are oxidized.

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Additionally, dissolved oxygen is added to the water.
·         The Pro-OX solid manganese dioxide filter media bed then removes the iron and sulfur from the water.
·         The Pro-OX 5900 AIR can remove up to 5 ppm Hydrogen Sulfide and up to 10 ppm Iron.
·         A daily backwash will remove accumulated iron and replenish the filter media bed.
·         The regeneration process also adds a fresh air pocket to the system.

POSTFILTER:  Whole-House Big Blue 50 / 5 Micron filter, 10” x 4.5

Whole-House Big Blue 50 / 5 Micron filter

Complete Big Blue Filter Assembly, 1” inlet and can filter at up to 10 gallons per minute maximum flow rate.  Excellent filter for cleaning and polishing all water for your home.

Comes with wall mounting bracket, filter wrench, one 50/5  micron cartridge, and filter assembly.