Friday, October 16, 2015

Help Eliminate Annoying Reddish-Orange Stains, Iron Residue, and Odor

Hello Joe,

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

“eliminate redish orange stains and minor odor from 535 foot deep well(private)  Some iron residue”
We really would need to know just how much iron is present in your water in order to make a recommendation.  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.

Basically, it’s a two-part test kit.  It includes testing at home, on-site, that you would perform yourself for iron, pH, manganese, hydrogen sulfide, etc… and it also includes two sample bottles in a mailer that goes back to use for testing at our lab.  The lab test is quite accurate and gives results for hardness, manganese, iron, TDS, and pH. 

 Between the home testing and lab results, we should have everything we need to make a great recommendation for you on how to remove that iron and prevent odor and staining problems.
In the meantime, I can make the following general recommendation for you:

Iron and Manganese:  For very high amounts of iron (up to around 10 ppm), one excellent long-lasting and highly effective iron filter is the Iron Filter 5900e AIR.  This iron filter uses natural air to oxidize the iron and remove odors and does not require any chemicals.   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.

Pro-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.
Click here to know more about this product.

·         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.

Here's a diagram to guide you better:

iron filter diagram