Monday, August 10, 2015

How to Remove Manganese and Iron Under $1000


I am looking into the Pro-ox iron filter. I do have manganese in my water as well. Is it necessary to have a chlorine feed with a retention tank? Or will this filter remove some of the manganese. I do also have a water softener.

Also, how do I figure out the flow rate? I am deciding between the model 0.75 or 1.0. There is only one bathroom in the home and there are currently just two of us, but we are expecting a baby in September. I had someone locally come out to look at the water, but the iron/manganese filter they recommended is over $1000 so I'm looking into others that may be cheaper. Thank you for your help.


Hello Jennifer,

Thank you for contacting us to treat your well water. 

Pro-OX 5900 AIR diagram

Well, it certainly sounds like it might be iron, so we really would need to know just how much iron is present in your water in order to make a recommendation.  Have you had it tested?  If not, I would suggest you either get the water tested locally, through a lab or by purchasing a simple test kit locally.  Or, here is a link to a test kit that we offer, that you can use to cover the basic mineral content of your water. 

This kit includes two sample bottles sent to you at no charge in a mailer that goes back to us (again at no charge shipping) for testing at our lab.  The lab test gives results for Hardness, Manganese, Iron, TDS, Tannins, ORP, and pH.  Once the test is completed we send you the results and discuss proper recommendations. 

Chlorine injection before the Pro-OX iron filter is  recommended when manganese is present.  However depending on the water chemistry and levels of manganese, an air injection system before the iron filter could work well.

  This is sized for a flow rate of 8 GPM which is ideal for your application.

Pro-OX Iron Filter 5900e AIR 1.5 CFPro-OX Iron Filter 5900e AIR 2.0 CF

Air Charger Pro-OX Iron Filter 5900e AIR 2.0 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.
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.