Friday, October 30, 2015

Effective Ways on Removing High Levels of Sulfur

Hello Joe,

Thank you for contacting us in regard to treating your water.  From the form on our website you have reported the following information that you would like help with:

“I need some help designing a system to handle high level of sulfur”

One very effective method at destroying high levels of sulfur in well water is to implement a Chlorinator to inject a diluted mixture of chlorine & water.  Once injected the 40 gallon Contact Tank allows for the required retention time to oxidize and destroy the sulfur to an elemental form.  Finally filtration being done by a backwashing Carbon filter to remove the oxidized sulfur, sediment, residual chlorine, as well as improving the overall tastes & odors.   

The Precision-24 self-priming chlorine pump systems are easy to install by anyone familiar with basic plumbing and very easy to maintain yourself.  Settings for the pump will be provided as well as the ratio of Clorox : Water to be used.


Check out this diagram:
chlorination diagram

The following will show images, a brief description of each, system cost, warranty specifics, along with product links for more information.  I’ve sized the following for a home with 3 – 3.5 bathrooms however smaller and larger sizes are available.

Precision-24 Metering Pump with 15 Gallon Solution Tank:                    

Precision-24 Metering Pump Extremely versatile pump comes in either 115 or 220 volt so as to be wired to come on whenever 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.

Check out this link for more details.

Additional features:  Degassing Valve is built in which makes this great for chlorination use.  System includes Chlorination Pump, 10 Gallon Solution Tank, Injection Check Valve, tubing and installation fittings.  35 Gallon tank also available for additional cost. 

                                      Excellent Warranty:  1 year on the Metering Pump

40 Gallon Contact Tank40 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

Check out this link for more details.

Excellent Warranty:  5 Years from date of installation.

Vacuum Breaker, ½” Male Pipe Thread (MPT)

Vacuum Breaker

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

Check out this link for more details.

Spectrum Free Chlorine Test Kit – TK2501                

Spectrum Free Chlorine Test Kit

Quickly and easily test for available chlorine using drops, 50 tests included.  Much more reliable than test strips and help in maintaining a proper residual in your system.

 Check out this link for more details.

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


All 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 5+ 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. 

Dimensions:  10” Diameter x 61” Tall with control valve attached.  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. 

Check out this link for more details.