Iron Filters

Iron Filters are designed to remove iron from water. Iron is a common contaminant in water and can cause staining, taste problems, and clogging. Iron Filters are often effective in removing other contaminants as well.

A backwashing whole house iron water filter is one of the most common ways of treating water that’s high in this metal. A backwashing filter will remove the iron from your water supply and keep it clean for drinking, cooking, and bathing.

A good iron filter can be very effective in removing iron and many other contaminants. If you have concerns about the quality of your drinking water, an iron filter may be a good option for you.

Why Remove Iron In Water?

Iron is one of the most common minerals in the world and it’s also found in water. Iron can cause staining and bad taste from tap water or well water that has high iron content.

Iron can form in different states. It can come in the form of ferrous ferrous iron (Fe++), which reacts with oxygen to form ferric iron (Fe+++). Ferric iron cannot dissolve into the water so the next step of oxidation releases two hydroxyl ions per one Fe++, turning insoluble ferric iron back into soluble ferrous ions. This process creates hydrogen gas bubbles as part of what we call “rusting”. And these bubbles can give off an unpleasant odor when they release through drinking faucets or clothes washers.

Organic iron comes from the breakdown of organic matter in water, such as decaying leaves and animal waste. This iron is considered non-toxic but it does not dissolve well so it often forms black particles that can clog a filter cartridge or other parts.

If you have iron in your drinking water, it’s probably causing some kind of negative impacts on your health. So that’s why you’re considering an iron filter for your well water.

What Is The Permissible Level Of Iron In Drinking Water?

The permissible level of iron in drinking water is 1-5 parts per million. This is the level that is considered safe for human consumption by the EPA. Iron levels of 1-5 parts per million can be treated with a water softener. If you have higher iron levels than that, you’ll need an iron filter.

Iron filters come in a variety of sizes and styles, and they can be used in combination with other pieces of water treatment equipment, such as a water softener or reverse osmosis system. To remove iron from your drinking water, more than likely you’ll need an iron filter in combination with another piece of water treatment equipment.

How Do Iron Filters Work?

Iron filters work by converting the soluble ferrous iron to an insoluble state. This is done by passing the water through a bed of media that has been coated with a special compound.

The media bed is then periodically backwashed to remove the precipitated iron. Regeneration needs to happen to refresh the oxidizing ability of the media bed, but this is not as frequent as the backwashing.

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McGowan Water Conditioning Iron Filters

McGowan Water Conditioning iron filters are a great option for high quality drinking water in Missoula, MT. We provide these iron filters for both residential and industrial purposes in Missoula. and are a great option for removing iron from drinking water.

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