Friday, November 2, 2012

Get Rid of the Red

AD26 system in Corona, N.M.
At AdEdge, we’ve found that the number one issue our customers have is dealing with iron and manganese contaminations. And it’s easy to see why.

Although iron and manganese are secondary contaminants and not a health risk, they manage to offend most of the senses. Water contaminated with iron has an unpleasant metallic taste. The water itself is typically clear as it comes out of the faucet, but if left exposed to oxygen, it can turn an unappealing rusty color.

The water can also leave an ugly red-brown stain on appliances, plumbing fixtures and clothing. An iron and manganese contamination can damage pipes, causing corrosion and discoloration. When used in cooking, it can turn vegetables a dark color, and it can turn your coffee and tea black, with unpleasant flavors all around.

If you’re not a fan of bitter tea and rusty clothing, AdEdge has some options to rid your water supply of iron and manganese. 

While effective at removing hydrogen sulfide, the AD26 and ADGS+ media are also useful in removing iron and manganese.  We’ve implemented hundreds of systems with both types of media and have had incredibly successful results.

The AD26 system we installed for the Village of Corona, N.M. drastically reduced the iron and manganese levels that were making washing dishes, doing laundry and taking a shower difficult. Another AD26 system, at the McGraw Hill data center in East Windsor, N.J., receives water nearly 22 hours per day to treat up to 110 gallons of water per minute to reduce the iron and manganese levels below the treatment goals.

In Aurora, Ore., AdEdge started up a system using ADGS+ media to treat an iron and manganese contamination, as well as elevated arsenic levels. The system has since reduced all three contaminants to well below the treatment goals.

Let the proven success of one of AdEdge’s systems work for your water supply, to get rid of iron and manganese for good.