FKB Iron & Manganese Filter

FKB Iron and Manganese Filters

€1.300,00

Effects of Iron and Manganese in Well Water: Discoloration: Initially, the water might appear clear, but upon exposure to air, iron oxidizes, turning reddish-brown. Manganese can cause black staining. Staining: Laundry, dishes, and plumbing fixtures can develop stubborn stains due to iron and manganese. Metallic Taste: Consuming water with high iron or manganese levels can impart an unpleasant metallic taste. Clogged Pipes: High levels can lead to sediment build up and clog pipes, reducing water pressure. Here's a breakdown of...

Low/Moderate Levels: Lewatit

Lewatit
Crystal Right Cr100/200

Moderate High To High Levels: Katalox

Katalox
Pyrolox
Ecomix
Description

Effects of Iron and Manganese in Well Water:

  • Discoloration: Initially, the water might appear clear, but upon exposure to air, iron oxidizes, turning reddish-brown. Manganese can cause black staining.
  • Staining: Laundry, dishes, and plumbing fixtures can develop stubborn stains due to iron and manganese.
  • Metallic Taste: Consuming water with high iron or manganese levels can impart an unpleasant metallic taste.
  • Clogged Pipes: High levels can lead to sediment build up and clog pipes, reducing water pressure.

    Here's a breakdown of iron and manganese levels in well water, considering both aesthetic concerns and potential health effects:

    Iron:

    • Low: Less than 0.3 mg/L (milligrams per liter) - 
    • Moderate: 0.3 mg/L - 1.0 mg/L 
    • High: Greater than 1.0 mg/L - Can lead to noticeable reddish-brown staining and a metallic taste. 

       

    Manganese:

      • Low: Less than 0.05 mg/L - 
      • Moderate: 0.05 mg/L - 0.5 mg/L - 
      • High: Greater than 0.5 mg/L - Can lead to noticeable black staining and potential health concerns with long-term exposure,

     

      • Indicative Values as Safe Limits: The EU provides these indicative values for specific parameters, including iron (0.2 mg/L) and manganese (0.05 mg/L). These values are considered safe for adults from a health perspective
      • Choosing the Right Treatment:

        The best treatment for your well water depends on factors like:

        • Severity of Iron and Manganese Levels: Water test results will determine the level of contamination and guide treatment selection.

     

We offer treatment options for low/moderate to  high levels of iron and manganese in your well water

 

Low to Moderate

Lewatit S1567 is a specific type of ion exchange resin used in water treatment applications.

  • Designed to treat very hard water and  low-moderate Levels or iron and manganese.

Crystal Right is a brand of synthetic zeolite media specifically designed for treating well water. It comes in two main varieties: CR100 and CR200. These media are used in  to address various iron, manganese and hard water .

  • Iron and Manganese Removal: Both CR100 and CR200 can remove iron and manganese from well water, with capacities suitable for mild to moderate levels (generally iron up to 5 ppm and manganese up to 2 ppm).
  • Hardness Reduction: CR200 has a higher capacity for hardness removal compared to CR100. CR100 might offer some initial softening but reaches its limit faster.
  • Both CR100 and CR200 require a minimum pH of 6.0 for optimal performance in removing iron and manganese. Lower pH levels can hinder their effectiveness.

Pyrolox is a granular water filtration media that is used to remove iron, hydrogen sulfide, and manganese from well water. It is a naturally mined manganese dioxide that is processed and manufactured for use in water treatment applications.

  • Iron: Pyrolox is generally effective for iron concentrations up to 5 ppm (mg/L). 
  • Manganese: Similar to iron, Pyrolox can address some manganese, but its capacity is lower.  Suitable for moderate manganese levels, below 2 ppm (mg/L).

Moderate High  to High

Ecomix C is a multi-component filtration media designed for treating problem well water in backwashing filtration systems. Here's a breakdown of its key features and capabilities:

  • Hardness: Ecomix C can remove hardness-causing minerals like calcium and magnesium, softening your well water.
  • Iron and Manganese: It effectively addresses iron and manganese contamination, often exceeding the capabilities of single-purpose media. Maximum levels for effective treatment are:
    • Iron: Up to 15 ppm (mg/L)
    • Manganese: Up to 3 ppm (mg/L)
  • Organics and Tannins: Ecomix C can also remove naturally occurring organic matter and tannins, which can discolor water and interfere with disinfection processes.

Katalox Light is a highly regarded water filtration media specifically designed for removing iron, manganese, and hydrogen sulfide from well water. Here's a breakdown of its functionalities and advantages:

  • Iron: Katalox Light excels at removing dissolved iron, particularly effective for iron concentrations up to 100 mg/L (ppm). This surpasses the capacity of many other commonly used media.
  • Manganese: It also effectively addresses manganese contamination, potentially handling levels up to 20 mg/L (ppm), significantly exceeding the capabilities of single-purpose media.
  • Hydrogen Sulfide: Katalox Light can remove dissolved hydrogen sulfide gas, eliminating the unpleasant rotten egg odor often associated with well water.
Feature Katalox Light Crystal Right CR100 Crystal Right CR200 Ecomix C Pyrolox
Primary Function(s) Iron, Manganese, Hydrogen Sulfide Removal Iron, Manganese Removal (limited hardness) Iron, Manganese Removal (improved hardness) Hardness, Iron, Manganese, Organics Removal Iron, Manganese, Hydrogen Sulfide Removal
Iron Capacity (ppm) Up to 100 Up to 5 Up to 10-15 Up to 15 (for iron ochre) Up to 5
Manganese Capacity (ppm) Up to 20 Up to 2 Up to 2-3 Up to 3 Up to 2
Hardness Reduction No Limited Improved Yes No
Working Mechanism Catalytic Oxidation Ion Exchange Ion Exchange Multi-stage: Ion Exchange, Filtration Catalytic Oxidation
Advantages High capacity for iron, manganese, H2S, single media for multiple contaminants Simple regeneration, good for mild iron/manganese Better hardness reduction than CR100, good for moderate iron/manganese Treats hardness, iron, manganese, organics, handles fluctuations Long lifespan, good for iron/manganese, H2S removal
Disadvantages Requires proper system design, might need oxidant enhancement Limited hardness reduction, lower capacity for iron/manganese Not ideal for very hard water Specific feed water requirements, complex for some contaminants Requires proper pH level (min. 6.0)
Suitability Well water with high iron, manganese, H2S Well water with mild iron, manganese Well water with moderate iron, manganese, hardness Well water with hardness, iron, manganese, organics Well water with iron, manganese, H2S (considering pH)

 

Additional Information
Low/Moderate Levels

Lewatit, Crystal Right Cr100/200

Moderate High To High Levels

Katalox, Pyrolox, Ecomix

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