Iron is a common element in groundwater and typically seen as a nuisance contaminant that can cause discoloration and taste issues. In addition to the effects iron has on drinking water, this contaminant can create headaches in many industrial and commercial process applications, including boiler feeds, cooling towers and industrial remediation among others.
When naturally occurring, iron is commonly found in water sources along with manganese, and both are typically handled concurrently in treatment solutions. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lists iron as a secondary contaminant and sets its maximum contaminant level (MCL) at 0.3 mg/L.
AdEdge uses AD26 oxidation/filtration media or ADGS+ coagulation/filtration media for the removal of iron contamination. These processes allow for significantly higher flow rates per square foot of media, less backwashing and small footprint systems, which lead to lower capital and operating costs.
We also offer a line of packaged, pre-engineered APU systems, which are the ideal solution for public water systems, schools, subdivisions and more. We also have a line of modular treatment systems that arrive unassembled, ready for hook-up when they are installed on site. These solutions can incorporate the oxidation/filtration and/or coagulation/filtration treatment processes with pre-and-post treatment for a complete integrated system.
Advantages of Iron Treatment Solutions
- High filtration rates while maintaining a small footprint
- Capable of treating water with flow rates ranging from 10 gpm to over 12 MGD
- Hundreds of iron solutions installed throughout the United States, Canada and Latin America
- Superior handling properties, stability and NSF 61 certification
- Long media life—typically more than 10 years before replacement
- Highly catalytic/oxidative activity for co-precipitation
If you have iron in your water, contact us or fill out a site profile form, and we’ll start working on a customized solution for you to help you accelerate regulatory compliance with less risk than is possible any other way.