Sulfur & Iron Removal
- Does Your Water Smell Like Eggs?
- The FWA S.I.R. Neutralizer is Your Granular Filtration Media for Hydrogen Sulfide, Iron and Manganese Reduction
- Our Mineral Bed for the S.I.R. Neutralizer, is a Mineral Form of Manganese Dioxide, Which Has Been Used in Water Treatment for More Than 75 Years.
- No Chemical Regeneration is Required
- Can Be Used in Conjunction With Aeration, Chlorination and Other Pretreatment Methods for Difficult Applications
- Proudly Made In the USA
- Built to Last – Lifetime Warranty
How Does Sulfur Get Into My Water?
Sulfur, or Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S), is what is responsible for the “rotten egg” smell found in many Florida wells. Because the water is below ground and not exposed to the atmosphere, the subsurface environment is generally classified as anaerobic or chemically reducing. This provides ideal conditions for the formation of H2S. Oxidized forms of sulfur (primarily sulfates and bisulfates) tend to be reduced back toward its elemental form, where H2S is an intermediate step. It can cause corrosion in the plumbing system, and in many cases is accompanied by sulfur eating bacteria.
Our Neutralizer media works on a principle whereby the Hydrogen Sulfide, Iron and Manganese are oxidized and trapped on the media while simple back washing cleans the bed. During the backwash process, the oxygen sucked into the system helps with oxidizing and then removal of the undesired minerals from the mineral bed.
It is widely accepted that sulfate may promote the production of toxic methylmercury (MeHg) by a process known as methylation under conditions when sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) are thriving. There is also increasing evidence that other types of bacteria can methylate mercury, namely iron-reducing and methangenic bacteria, though it is believed that SRB are the dominant mercury methylaters in natural systems. Because of this, it may be more than just the smell that you need to be concerned about. With the FWA S.I.R. Neutralizer, you now have that problem solved.
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