iron removal

 

Iron Removal

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Iron In Your Water

Iron in your water can be a troublesome chemical. Making up at least 5 percent of the earth’s crust, iron is one of the earth’s most plentiful resources. Rainwater as it infiltrates the soil dissolves iron, causing it to seep into aquifers that serve as sources of groundwater for our wells. As little as 0.3 mg/l of iron in your water can cause water to turn a reddish brown color.

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Health

Iron in your water is not hazardous to your health, therefore it is considered an aesthetic contaminant. Essential for good health, iron helps transport oxygen in the blood. Most tap water in the United States supplies approximately 5 percent of the dietary requirement for iron.

Taste and Food

Dissolved iron can give water a metallic taste and when the iron combines with tea, coffee and other beverages, it produces an inky, black appearance and a harsh, unacceptable taste. Vegetables cooked in water containing excessive iron turn dark and look unappealing.

Stains and Deposits

Very low concentrations of iron in your water are capable of leaving reddish brown stains on fixtures, kitchenware and laundry that are terrible hard to get rid of. When these iron deposits break loose in the piping, it will turn the water rusty and will flow through the faucet.

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Iron Bacteria

Certain kinds of bacteria that can live in water with iron in it can cause a smelly biofilm to form. To survive, the bacteria use the iron, leaving behind a reddish brown or yellow slime that can clog plumbing and cause an offensive odor. This slime or sludge is noticeable in the toilet tank when the lid is removed. The organisms occur naturally in shallow soils and groundwater, and they may be introduced into a well or water system when it is constructed or repaired.

Organic Iron and Tannins

Iron can combine with different naturally-occurring organic acids or tannins. Organic iron occurs when iron combines with an organic acid. Water with this type of iron is usually yellow or brown, but may be colorless. As natural organics produced by vegetation, tannins can stain water a tea color. In coffee or tea, tannins produce a brown color and react with iron to form a black residue. Organic iron and tannins are more frequently found in shallow wells, or wells under the influence of surface water.