Solution: Use chlorine bleach, hydrogen peroxide, or ozone gas feed ahead of the iron filter with sufficient contact time by using a retention tank. After filtering with manganese dioxide iron filter, follow with an activated carbon filter.

Why does my well water smell like iron?

Iron/Manganese. The most common reason for metallic tasting water is a high concentration of iron or manganese in the water. Well water in particular is at risk for natural contamination of these minerals. It’s also possible for iron to leach into your water supply from corrosion of your pipes.

How do you get the mineral smell out of well water?

Chlorine bleach can effectively remove medium to high levels (over 6 mg/l) of hydrogen sulfide. The chlorine in the bleach chemically reacts with (oxi- dizes) the hydrogen sulfide eliminating the “rotten egg” odor. Chlorine bleach also reacts with iron or manganese, and disinfects water supplies.

Why does my well water smell rusty?

Why Your Water Smells or Tastes Metallic

The most likely reason is your water contains either iron, manganese, copper, lead, zinc or other metallic minerals. Iron frequently infiltrates well water and makes its presence known by giving the water a rusty appearance and leaving reddish-brown stains on the plumbing.

How do you remove iron from well water naturally?

Filtration is the best way to remove this while also removing: sand, mica, dirt, or sediment if present in your well water. Sometimes the Kinetico® Mach Super Kit cartridge filter can work in removing ferric iron. If levels are high a chemical-free backwashing filter is a better filtration option.

How do you treat iron in well water?

Ferrous (Clear-Water) Iron Treatment

Water softeners and iron filters (such as a manganese greensand filter) are effective at removing clear-water iron. Water softeners are the more common method. Manufacturers report that some water softeners can remove up to 10 mg/L. However, 2 to 5 mg/L is a more common limit.

How do you remove iron and sulfur from well water?

Hydrogen peroxide: Hydrogen peroxide system completely removes manganese, iron, and sulfur in well water, making it one of the most effective sulfur eradication systems. Hydrogen peroxide is made up of hydrogen and oxygen, and cannot be considered as a hazardous chemical.

How do you treat rusty well water?

One of the perfect ways to remove rust is by using a water softener. Addition of water softeners adds salt to your well water, eliminating rust and other particles that are hard to remove through filtration. Another alternative is by combining an enhancement product with a water softener.