Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Precision Chlorination for Iron Bacteria Problem

Hello Dwight,

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

have high iron with iron bacteria in our well for our house water... Need a precision chlorinator to auto treat at depth of well prior to pumping entry of water into plumbing house. chlorination has solved iron bacteria problem.”

Do you have any questions?  How much iron do you have?  Do you have any filtration in place? These are the type of questions that need to be answered before we can provide a personalized system recommendation. However, here's a general recommendation I can give you for iron bacteria problems:

One very effective way to treat heavy iron, heavy manganese, and strong sulfur odors is with the use of the Precision chlorination injection system that you mentioned, and a contact tank followed by a backwashing filter.  This system also provides disinfection, providing you with clean water, void of bacterial contamination.  The chlorine would then feed into either a contact tank or an inline mixer to provide enough time and contact for the solution to react with the sulfur, iron and bacteria in the water, and then it could go through a backwashing iron filter.

Our best iron filter is the Pro-OX system.  Our 5900 series of professional-grade iron filter systems feature high-flow rates with a minimum of pressure loss and are completely automatic, very maintenance free.  Pro-OX Manganese Dioxide is an NSF Certified natural high purity mineral that is used for removing iron, hydrogen sulfide, and manganese from water supplies.

Precision-24 Chlorinator Package with Solution Tank:   

Precision-24 Chlorinator Package

Can be either 110 volt or 220 volt plug; can be hardwired to a pressure switch to come on with a well pump.  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. 

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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.  25 & 35 Gallon tanks also available for additional cost. 
40 Gallon Contact Tank 
40 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. 

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2 sizes to choose from, same price  Either 16”Diameter  x 58”Tall or 21” Diameter x 36” Tall

Excellent Warranty:  5 Years from date of installation.
Vacuum Breaker, ½” 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.

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Pro-OX 5900e Series        

Pro-OX Filters are the longest lasting and most powerful system for removing iron, rust and sediment from well water.

Contains a unique blend of high-purity manganese dioxide (Pro-OX) and naturally mined Zeolite for filtration down to 3 microns for maximum filtration and iron removal.
Pro-OX Filters include: pipe connectors; by-pass valve; filter gravel, Pro-OX Manganese Dioxide NSF Certified filter media; Zeolite Turbidity Filter media, filter gravel, filter tank; heavy-duty automatic backwash control valve.

System automatically backwashes based on days (time clock version) OR with the optional Backwash On-Demand Flow Sensor. Reliable heavy-duty 5900e control valve is easier to program than other valves and features an optional built-in flow sensor that tracks water usage and backwashes iron filter based on gallons used, and/or by days of the week!
Backwash Flow Rate and Quantity: uses 50 - 100 gallons of backwash water 1 to 3 times a week depending on water use. Compared to other iron filters, the Pro-OX filter uses 50% less! Safe for septic tanks.

Pro-OX Manganese Dioxide is an NSF Certified natural high purity mineral that is used for removing iron, hydrogen sulfide, and manganese from water supplies. Removes up to 30 PPM iron and 15 PPM manganese. Higher levels possible with injecting air, chlorine or hydrogen peroxide ahead of filter. Iron bacteria, hydrogen sulfide and tannins can also be removed, contact us for more details.

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You can also check out the diagram below for more information about the installation: