Water Filtration System Ideal for Private Well Owners

August 15, 2016 | Comments

I may be biased, but as someone who grew up in the countryside, I can truly say that water from a private groundwater well tastes much better than tap water in the city.

If you are a private well owner, however, then you may have dealt with high levels of iron, manganese, sulfur odors or sediment. Recognizing these common impurities in groundwater, Clean Water Systems has released an improved version of its aeration iron filtering unit.

The PRO-OX 5900e-AIR Iron Filtration System treats metals and hydrogen sulfide without using chemicals, and it has a water-saving maintenance feature.

Iron, manganese, sediment, and hydrogen sulfide are not considered to be a health threat by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), but they are downright unpleasant. Sediment makes your water murky, iron and manganese creates a metallic taste, and hydrogen sulfide makes your tap water smell like rotten eggs. Not to mention metal build up can clog and break down household appliances.

 

The System That Filters Water and Saves Water

The Pro-OX-5900-AIR Iron Filtration System is easy to install for private well owners. (Image courtesy of Clean Water Systems.)
The Pro-OX-5900-AIR Iron Filtration System is easy to install for private well owners. (Image courtesy of Clean Water Systems.)

The Pro-OX 5900-AIR uses a specialized mechanism that combines aeration and a manganese dioxide filter media. This filter media and components have been approved by the health standards of the National Sanitation Foundation.

Air charger–type iron filters typically must be backwashed and rinsed every night so that the air pocket inside the filter can be refreshed, but this version is different.

The PRO-OX 5900e-AIR Iron Filtration System replenishes its air pocket, not by using water, but through a control valve on top of its tank, allowing new, filtered air into the system.

 

 

How the Filtration System Works

Like most air-charged filters, water enters the PRO-OX 5900e-AIR Iron Filtration System through the top of the tank and passes through an air pocket. When this happens, the air pocket oxidizes the metals and odor-causing compounds like hydrogen sulfide.

The oxidized iron and manganese particles are then removed when the filters undergo their routine backwash and rinsing.

To learn more about products from Clean Water Systems, visit its website.

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