Thursday, October 29, 2015

Getting Rid of Rotten Egg odors Within a $1500 Budget

Hello Ron,

Thank you for contacting us through our website.  You wrote:

“My water has a rotten egg smell that I would like to remove. I would like to spend up to $1500 to improve my water. What would you advise?”

The following method uses hydrogen peroxide injection with the use of a metering pump, which provides extra strength oxidation for strong odors and high levels of hydrogen sulfide and bacteria (which can be linked with sulfur odors).  This system also provides disinfection, giving you bacteria free water. 

The hydrogen peroxide would feed into a small inline mixer to provide enough mixing for the solution to react with the sulfur and sulfur-reducing bacteria in the water.  Finally, the water would pass through a carbon filter to take out oxidized particulate matter and any lingering hydrogen peroxide.

We think this will be the absolute best combination of components you could use without going over your budget.

45MHP-10 Metering Pump & Solution Tank
45MHP-10 Metering Pump & Solution Tank

Stenner Pump with 15 gallon heavy-duty polyethylene solution tank; Pump output 0.5 to 10.0 gallons per day (1.9 to 37.9 liters per day); voltage 115 or 220V; 60 Hz. This is a complete system that comes with everything you need: solution tank; metering pump; tubing; fittings; and injection check valve.

Hydrogen Peroxide NSF Grade for Drinking Water 

hydrogen peroxide solution

Safe 7% solution.
Case of 4  1-gallon containers   
Average use is 1/2 gallon to 2 gallons per month depending on level of odors and amount of water used. 
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Inline Mixer 1" with 1/2" Injection Port for injecting chlorine
Inline Mixer 1" with 1/2" Injection Port

Allows rapid mixing of chlorine solution into the water 

Carbon Filter 5700-E 1.5 CF 

Carbon Filter 5700

Includes 1.5 cubic feet of carbon filter media; and Digital 5700-E control valve.

All the filter media you need for the system is included. Excellent for use in de-chlorinating water, taking out hydrogen peroxide and removing many tastes and odors.
Much longer life and higher flow rates than carbon filter cartridges. 

Excellent Warranty:  5 Years on Control Valve & 10 years on the media tank.
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Here is a helpful diagram for this kind of setup:

Stenner - Peroxide  > Contact Tank  > Carbon Filter