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Iron in Well or Ground Water- Iron is a major problem in many rural water supplies. It stains laundry, bathroom fixtures and water-using appliances a reddish- brown colour and gives an objectionable taste to foods and beverages.

Iron in Water can damage Utensils, Floors, Tiles, Pipes, Machines and much more besides your Health

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In well water, iron usually occurs in its ferrous state. The water is clear when freshly drawn, but once exposed to air the iron will oxidize and go into a ferric state. It will be seen as red discoloured water and forms insoluble rust particles. Concentrations above 0.3 mg/litre will cause staining.

Iron bacteria feed on iron from the water and on water system components, and add iron to the water. These living organisms can be identified as a rusty coloured slime in toilet tanks. They do not present a health hazard, but they can clog pipes and valves.

Iron in Water – Can It Harm You?

There is nothing as good as a glass of refreshing pure water. It is a known fact that for leading a healthy life, we all including animals need fresh water free from unwanted stuffs such as iron. But unfortunately, water in several of the states in the country especially in Kerala is at high risk. Water found in these areas tends to taste very bad.

There are lots of reasons behind the increasing amount of iron in the water especially in several areas of Kerala. The biggest reason behind this issue is unplanned development and massive removal of green trees and besides this, the biggest reason is the natural geographical reasons.

Apart from drinking, water is also used for several other essential purposes, including washing clothes, utensils and other everyday-used materials and by using the dirty water all the utensils, surroundings near the water flow becomes dirty.

Having realized this massive problem in Kerala, Government and private sector are trying to solve this problem by removing iron and other impurities from the water to make the water safe for drinking, good for household work and industrial purposes. In short, iron removal plant in Kerala is the need of hour and we, as a manufacturer of iron removal plant in Kerala, Mahima Pure are designing the quality plants to deliver the best results and quality water.

How Iron Gets Into Water

There are basically two ways of infiltrating water i.e. corrosion and seepage. Are you still confused? If yes, then have a detailed look at both the means.

  • Corrosion: The wide exposure to an amalgamation of oxygen and water causes iron to get worse. Further, pipes and casings of a water supply system have a passing way associated with both factors. If pipes and casings contain excess quantity of iron, the available acquaintance leads to the deterioration. Corrosion, the organic by-product of iron rust, flakes off the pure water supply equipments as well as into the pure water passing through the pipes to taps at our homes.
  • Seepage: The natural water in the form or structure of melted snow or rain passes from the surface of ground and via the soil to be an essential part of a contemporary water supply system. Remember, if there is iron in the soil then it could dissolve into the travelling water and merge with it. This is certainly the most usual way through which iron merge into a natural source of water.

Is Iron in water Unsafe?

Our bodies need iron to perform naturally, but iron just like all other substances, is certainly a toxic at very high dosages. But it is also a known fact that you aren’t supposed to drink such amount of water to drink or consume toxic standards of iron.

The environmental protection organizations consider iron in natural resources of water as a impurity, which means this does have a direct harmful impact on human health. The Environmental protection authorities have established secondary pollutant level about 0.3 milligrams in one liter water, but it is just a rough guideline and not a standard rule. Kerala’s natural water resources contain higher amount of iron in ground water and could harm human physically.

Iron in Water – What It Can Damage?

However, iron in water in certain standard won’t harm your physical health, but certainly iron in water can destroy your food and valuable property.

  • Food: Iron in water resources in Kerala can affect both food and beverages. Iron in water sources causes it to taste metallically offensive, harshly, and certainly the taste carries into tea, coffee and other organic beverages cooked with water incorporated with iron. Apart from unpleasant taste, iron also includes an inky, bad and of course blackness to various beverages. Meals, especially green vegetables, made or cooked in water contain excessive amount of water turns blandly dark as well as thoroughly absorbs the natural taste of pure water.
  • Stains: Iron in water can harm our health indirectly through various everyday tasks or utensils such as dishes, laundry and other water receptacles, say for instance tubs and sinks. Hence, if you wash these equipments using water incorporated with iron then it leaves brown, yellow and red colored stains, which are certainly difficult to eliminate.
  • Clogs: When iron strolls with water, it often stops for enhanced stays wherein it is least required. Hence, iron stays can clogs washing machines, dishwashers, sprinklers, water pumps, wells and various other similar devices and accessories. Therefore, due to this unwanted condition, you need to look for expensive repairing services.

2 and 3 Stage Iron Removal Plant

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Solution - 3 Stage Iron Remover

With our 3 Stage and 2 Stage Iron Remover depending on the iron level in the water you will get the iron free water for your house hold needs.

Activated Carbon - Our granular activated carbons and filtration systems remove organic and inorganic contaminants from groundwater, surface and process water, wastewater and air/vapor streams. With permanent or removable absorber equipment options and carbons backed by an industry-leading quality assurance program, we give customers the right configuration for their application and flow rate, while also assuring optimal carbon utilization.

Sand Media - These filters use a specially formulated filter media made from a naturally mined form of glauconite greensand. The greensand filter media has a special coating of manganese oxide, which oxidizes iron, manganese and iron in water, upon contact with the filter media.

Before purchasing iron removal equipment it is important to have a proper water chemical analysis done and to properly select and size treatment equipment required. Backwash rates and the proper operating water pressures are important for the proper operation of the filters. Filter capacity is important to ensure a sufficient supply of iron-free water.