Well water often contains Iron, which may stain plumbing fixtures, bath tubs, shower walls and doors. Iron can also stain sidewalks, driveways and add a metallic taste to your water. Manganese may also be a problem, leaving black spots on plumbing fixtures. Iron Filter systems remove Iron, Manganese and small amounts of Hydrogen Sulfide without using chemicals in most installations. This installation has a VIQUA UV light to remove E.coli and coliform bacteria When iron bacteria is present which looks like dissolved orange particles, chlorine assistance may be needed to guarantee the removal of the iron bacteria.
Well water often contains Hydrogen Sulfide, resulting in “rotten egg” or Sulfur odors. Well water may also contain pesticides, Radon, VOCs and harmful chemicals. Sulfur Shield systems are designed to remove Hydrogen Sulfide and these other impurities without using chemicals in most installations. However, if your water contains immensely high levels of sulfur or bacteria, water treatment chemicals may be required for disinfection. If you have “rotten egg” odors without Iron, a Sulfur Shield system is for you! (With Iron, see Iron Filter systems.)
pH Acid Neutralizers utilize a blend of Calcite and Corosex media to neutralize the free carbon dioxide in water, rendering it less corrosive. Calcite has “self-limiting” properties. When properly applied, it corrects pH only enough to reach a non-corrosive equilibrium. It does not overcorrect under normal conditions. Upon contact with Calcite, acidic waters slowly dissolve the calcium carbonate to raise the pH which reduces the potential leaching of copper, lead and other metals found in typical plumbing systems. Acidic water will sometimes give a metallic taste to the water because of its aggressiveness with any metal that may be present in the plumbing system. Periodic backwashing will reclassify the bed which will prevent packing, channeling, and maintain high service flow. Some plumbing application where copper is present may require polyphosphate cartridges (which is pictured along the wall). These cartridges slowly dissolve and create a thin lining inside the copper to prevent further etching of the copper pipe.
The process whereby hardness minerals (Calcium and Magnesium) are removed from your water is described below:
AdEdge’s POE Medallion Series treatment systems offer a new level of quality and convenience. These packaged residential and light commercial systems, specifically designed for arsenic treatment are the culmination of years of experience. The systems utilize AdEdge’s AD33 adsorption media for reliable, simple, and cost-effective treatment. No other technology can compare to its simplicity and ease of use. The media can operate over a wide range of water quality and utilizes no regeneration chemicals, salt or additives. Only periodic backwashing is required. The spent media, upon exhaustion, is easily disposed as non-hazardous waste (for specific detailed information on this system contact us today).