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Iron & Manganese Removal Whole House Water Filtration System, Size - 10” x 2.5" with 3/4" Inlet/Outlet

$225.00 $260.00
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The Iron Manganese System, crafted from processed ceramic zeolite granules, efficiently eliminates soluble iron (Fe), manganese (Mg), and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) from well water supplies. Continuous regeneration is recommended, especially for predominantly iron-laden water. For optimal performance, use a sediment filter as a pre-filter and a CTO filter as a post-filter. This prevents rapid clogging of the Iron Manganese replacement cartridge. If a refill is needed, we offer Iron/Manganese Water Filter Media (104122) for purchase.

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Iron and Manganese - Whole House Water Purification System

Are you concerned with the quality of your rusted well water. Introducing our 3-Stage Whole House Iron and Manganese Filtration System, specifically designed to be cost-effective and space-efficient. This system is ideal for smaller spaces like RVs, apartments, cottages, and any other applications where space is limited and light-duty filtration is needed.

1. Purpose: This system is designed to provide clean and safe water for your entire household. It effectively removes various contaminants, ensuring you have access to high-quality water for all your needs.

3. Filter Stages:

Sediment Filter: The first stage removes tiny particles like silt, dirt, and rust that may be present in your water.

Iron and Manganese Filter: The second stage focuses on iron and manganese removal, ensuring your water is free from these elements.

Carbon Block Filter: In the third stage, a carbon block filter takes care of remaining impurities, including chlorine, bad tastes, and odors.

4. Monitoring: We've included a vertical hydraulic gauge to help you keep an eye on water pressure and filter health. When pressure changes are detected, it's a sign that filters may need replacement.

5. Effective Removal/Reduction:

Sediment, Iron, and Manganese: Say goodbye to particles and substances that can make your water look and taste unpleasant.

Hydrogen Sulfide and Sulfur: Eliminate the notorious "rotten egg" smell and associated issues.

Pesticides and Contaminants: Keep potentially harmful chemicals out of your water.

Giardia Cysts: Ensure your water is free from harmful microorganisms.

Chlorine, Turbidity, and More: Enjoy water that's not only clean but also tastes great.

6. About Our Iron/Manganese Filter:

We use Manganese Sand, an efficient and economical media, to remove dissolved iron and manganese. This media acts as a catalyst, enhancing reactions that remove these elements. The best part? It's low maintenance and doesn't require chemicals for regeneration.

Upgrade your water quality effortlessly with our 3-Stage Whole House Iron and Manganese Filtration System. It's a reliable solution for ensuring your family has access to clean, safe, and great-tasting water for all your daily needs.

Methods of Operation

For wells primarily focused on iron removal, especially with or without the presence of manganese, the recommended mode of operation is continuous regeneration. In this process, a predetermined quantity of potassium permanganate (KMnO4), often combined with chlorine (Cl2), is introduced directly into the untreated water prior to the unit containing Iron manganese for continuous regeneration. It is advisable to feed chlorine upstream of KMnO4, allowing for a contact time of 10 to 20 seconds if possible. Sufficient chlorine should be administered to achieve the desired residual in the filter effluent. The introduction of KMnO4 should be ample to produce a "just pink" color in the filter inlet, ensuring the continuous regeneration of the Iron manganese media.

The quantity of Cl2 and KMnO4 required can be estimated as follows:
mg/L KMnO4 = (0.2 x mg/L Fe)(2 x mg/L Mn)
Without Cl2 the KMnO4 demand can be estimated as follows:

Suggested Operating Conditions

  • Backwash: Employ a sufficient rate using treated water to achieve an approximate 30% expansion of the bed.
  • Rinse: Conduct a rinse at the normal service flow rate for a duration of 5 minutes or until the effluent meets acceptable standards.
  • Capacity: The capacity ranges from 350 to 500 g/m2 of bed area, based on the demand for potassium permanganate. For continuous regeneration of iron/manganese, a minimum bed height of 70cm composed of specially sized iron/manganese media is essential. The pressure drop should not surpass 0.70 to 0.85 kg/cm2.
  • Flow rate: In continuous regeneration operation, maintain normal flow rates within the range of approximately 5 to 12 m/hr. Higher concentrations of iron and manganese typically necessitate lower flow rates for equivalent run lengths. While rates exceeding 12 m/hr can generally be tolerated, it is recommended to operate a pilot unit to assess effluent quality and run length.

The run length between backwashes can be estimated as follows:

Example:What is run length on a water containing 1.7 mg/L iron and 0.3 mg/L manganese at 10m/hr operating rate?
=(1 x 1.7) + (2 x 0.3)
= 2.3 mg/L
At 500 g/m2 loading ÷ 2.3 mg/L = 217 m
At 10 m/hr service rate, 217/10 = 21.7 hr
Therefore the backwash frequency is approximately every 20 ~ 24 hours of operation.

General Notes

pH Considerations:Raw water with a pH of 6.2 or higher can traverse through iron/manganese media without necessitating pH correction. However, water with a pH lower than 6.2 should undergo pH adjustment to fall within the range of 6.2 to 6.5 before passing through the iron/manganese media. If a pH exceeding 6.5 is desired in the water system, any additional alkali should be introduced after the filters. This precaution is taken due to the potential adverse reactions involving a colloid that may occur with both iron and alkali when the pH surpasses 6.5.

KMnO4 Solution Strength:In continuous regeneration operation, the concentration of KMnO4 can be as high as 30 g/L.

Solubility of KMnO4 in Water:

Temp. C° g/100 ml
0 2.78
20 6.51
40 12.53

Estimated Life of Iron filter Cartridge for 20" x 4.5" Cartridge:

If you have a 10"x2.5" cartridge, divide by 5

Iron Equivalent Level in Water Total Gallons Water Used 250 GPD (946 LPD)(four people) 125 GPD (473 LPD)(two people) 75 GPD (284 LPD)(one person)
0.5 ppm 160,000 gal (605,670 L) 640 days 1280 days +2,000 days
1 ppm 80,000 gal (302,830 L) 320 days 640 days 1280 days
2 ppm 40,000 gal (151,420 L) 160 days 320 days 640 days
3 ppm 26,000 gal (98,420 L) 104 days 208 days 416 days
4 ppm 20,000 gal (75,710 L) 80 days 160 days 320 days
5 ppm 16,000 gal(60,570 L) 64 days 128 days 256 days

Material Safety Data Sheet

Hazards Identification

  • Inhalation: Elevated concentrations of a nuisance dust can lead to conditions such as coughing, sneezing, and nasal irritation.
  • Ingestion: Considered non-toxic; however, significant oral doses may result in irritation to the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Skin Contact: Unlikely to pose a health hazard through skin exposure, though it may cause mild irritation and redness.
  • Eye Contact: Although specific information is not available, it is presumed to cause mechanical irritation.
  • Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions: No relevant information is available.

First Aid Measures

  • Inhalation: Move to an area with fresh air. Seek medical attention if experiencing difficulty breathing.
  • Ingestion: First aid measures are not typically necessary. In the case of significant ingestion, provide water to drink and consult with medical professionals.
  • Skin Contact: Promptly rinse the affected skin with abundant water for at least 15 minutes. Remove contaminated clothing and footwear. Launder clothing before reuse and thoroughly clean footwear before wearing again. Seek medical attention if irritation develops.
  • Eye Contact: Immediately flush the eyes with ample water for at least 15 minutes, intermittently lifting upper and lower eyelids. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.

Fire Fighting Measure

  • Fire: Deemed not to pose a fire hazard.
  • Explosion: Not identified as an explosion hazard.
  • Fire Extinguishing Media: Utilize any appropriate method to extinguish the adjacent fire.
  • Special Information: In the event of a fire, wear complete protective clothing and use a NIOSH-approved self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece, operated in the pressure demand or other positive pressure mode.

Accidental Release Measure

  • Ventilate the area affected by the leak or spill. Use the suitable personal protective equipment outlined in Section 8. For spills, gather the material by sweeping and place it in a container for reclamation or proper disposal. Consider using vacuuming or wet sweeping methods to prevent the dispersal of dust.

Handling and Storage

  • Store in a tightly sealed container, in a cool, dry, well-ventilated space, and safeguard against physical harm. Empty containers may pose hazards due to retained product residues (such as dust or solids), so adhere to all warnings and precautions outlined for the product.
  • Exposure Controls and Personal Protection

    • Personal Respirators(NIOSH Approved): For instances where the exposure limit is surpassed, and engineering controls are impractical, individuals can use a half-facepiece particulate respirator (NIOSH type N95 or superior filters) for a duration of up to ten times the exposure limit or the maximum use concentration specified by the relevant regulatory agency or respirator supplier, choosing the lower value. Alternatively, a full-facepiece particulate respirator (NIOSH type N100 filters) may be worn for up to 50 times the exposure limit or the maximum use concentration specified by the appropriate regulatory agency or respirator supplier, again opting for the lower value. If there are oil particles present (such as lubricants, cutting fluids, glycerine, etc.), it is advisable to use a NIOSH type R or P filter. In situations of emergencies or when exposure levels are unknown, opt for a full-facepiece positive-pressure, air-supplied respirator.
    • WARNING: Air-purifying respirators do not protect workers in oxygen-deficient atmospheres.

    • Skin Protection: Wear protective gloves and clean body-covering clothing.
    • Eye Protection: Use chemical safety goggles. Maintain eye wash fountain and quick-drench facilities in work area.

    Physical and Chemical Properties/ Characteristics

    • Appearance: Black Nodular Granules, Sand-like in Appearance
    • Odor: No Odor
    • Boiling Point: None
    • Specific Gravity: 2.6
    • Vapor Pressure: N/A
    • Percent Volatile by Volume: None
    • Solubility in Water: 0%
    • Vapor Density: N/A 10.

    Stability and Reactivity

    • Stability: Stable under ordinary conditions of use and storage.
    • Incompatible Material: Avoid contact with hydrochloric acid as gaseous chlorine may be produced.
    • Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.
    • Incompatibilities: Strong acids, fluorine, ammonium salts, magnesium with hydrogen.
    • Conditions to Avoid: Avoid contact with concentrated hydrochloric acid (HCl).

    Toxicological Information

    • Effects of Overexposure: Inhalation – normal nuisance dust symptoms
    • Eye Contact: Will act as irritant
    • Ingestion: Non – toxic
    • Skin Contact: No acute effects
    • Threshold Limit Value: None

    Ecological Information

    • Environmental Fate: No information found
    • Environmental Toxicity: No information found

    Disposal Information

    • Items that cannot be salvaged for recovery or recycling should be handled at a suitable and authorized waste disposal facility. The options for waste management may be influenced by the processing, use, or contamination of this product. It is essential to recognize that state and local disposal regulations might vary from federal disposal regulations. Dispose of the container and any unused contents in compliance with the relevant federal, state, and local requirements.
    • Transport Information: Not regulated
    • Regulation Information: Not regulated

    Important NOTE

    • The information presented is offered in good faith and reflects our current knowledge.
    • This document is not intended as a technical guide for product usage.
    • The user is not relieved of the responsibility to be familiar with and adhere to all applicable regulations and to implement all pertinent safety measures.

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Iron & Manganese Removal Whole House Water Filtration System, Size - 10” x 2.5" with 3/4" Inlet/Outlet

$225.00 $260.00
The Iron Manganese System, crafted from processed ceramic zeolite granules, efficiently eliminates soluble iron (Fe), manganese (Mg), and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) from well water supplies. Continuous regeneration is recommended, especially for predominantly iron-laden water. For optimal performance, use a sediment filter as a pre-filter and a CTO filter as a post-filter. This prevents rapid clogging of the Iron Manganese replacement cartridge. If a refill is needed, we offer Iron/Manganese Water Filter Media (104122) for purchase.

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