Filed under Acid Water, Calcite Neutralizer A Calcite Water Neutralizer Can Treat Acid Waters From pH 5.0 up to pH 6.9. A calcite water neutralizer will work best for treating acid well water if the pH of the water is between 5 and 6.9. Over 6.9 no neutralizer is needed. For pH levels below 5.0, … Continue reading Choosing a Calcite Water Neutralizer for Acid Well Water
Filed under Uncategorized When treating well water, you might want to know how wells and groundwater systems work. Here is a short article on how your well system works. Treating well water? Kind of amazing to think about it, According to National Groundwater Association, Forty-seven percent of the U.S. population depends on groundwater for … Continue reading Treating Well Water
Filed under Chlorination How much chlorine to inject? A common question we often get is, how much chlorine do I need to inject before my iron filter to treat iron, manganese and hydrogen sulfide (rotten egg odor)? The short answer is: 0.62 mg/l of chlorine per mg/l of iron; 1.29 mg/l of chlorine per mg/l … Continue reading How Much Chlorine To Inject to Treat Iron & Manganese Before Iron Filters?
We often get questions about iron filter media here at Clean Water Systems. It seems many people are overwhelmed by the breadth of options available when shopping for an iron filter, and with all sorts of tanks, valves, and filter media available, it’s not hard to see why. Iron filters contain iron filter media, which … Continue reading What is the Difference Between Pro-OX,Filox, MangOX, Pyrolox, and Greensand Iron Filter Media?
Filed under Filter Media 0 Wondering how to select a water filter cartridge for whole house sediment removal? Cartridge filters have the advantage of being low cost, easy to install, don’t require electricity, and generate no waste water. The first step is finding out what type or size of filter cartridge you need. Filter cartridge … Continue reading How to Select a Filter Cartridge for Whole House Sediment Removal
Filed under Iron Filters, Well Water Treatment 0 Birm, Greensand, and MangOX Iron Filters The three most common systems available to remove iron from well water are backwashing iron filters that use one of three different media: Birm, Greensand, and MangOX (manganese Oxide such as Pro-OX). Iron makes up 5% of the Planet’s crust and … Continue reading Birm, Greensand, and MangOX Iron Filters: A Primer
Filed under Bacteria, Coliform Bacteria, Health Problems & Well Water, Hydrogen Sulfide, manganese, Odor, Uncategorized, Water And Health, Well Water Odor Water containing hydrogen sulfide gas (“H2S”), has a distinctive “rotten egg” odor, which may be especially noticeable when running hot water. Such water can discolor coffee, tea, and other beverages, and alter the appearance … Continue reading How to Tell if Odors From Well Water Are Coming from Well or Inside the House
Filed under Hydrogen Sulfide, Odor, Well Water Odor To fix well water that smells bad, use one of these approaches: Aerate water and/or inject air/oxygen Chlorinate well water to eliminate both sulfur and bacteria Use ozone gas in a closed tank or atmospheric tank Inject hydrogen peroxide Follow aeration, chlorination, ozone or peroxide injection with … Continue reading How To Fix Well Water That Smells Bad? Simple Actions to Take.
Filed under Iron Filters, manganese How To Size Commercial Filtration Systems for Iron and Manganese Removal Iron and manganese are some of the most common elements found in the Earth’s crust and are widely found in groundwater worldwide. These metallic contaminants are commonly found dissolved in water in a clear state. The water may appear … Continue reading How to Size Commercial Filtration Systems for Iron and Manganese Treatment
Filed under Iron Filters, manganese, Water Testing, Well Water Treatment This article is the second in a series on “How To Remove Iron Manganese And Odor From Well Water”. You can review the first part, Step 1 here. In this section, learn what to test your well water for, and how to do a quick … Continue reading How to Remove Iron Manganese And Odor From Well Water, Step 2