Air-Injection Iron Filters
Iron can also effectively be removed using an oxidizing iron water filter that utilizes the oxygen in the air as an oxidizer to reduce the iron. It is effective for moderate levels of iron, sulfur, and manganese. This is a chemical-free system for removing iron, sulfur, and manganese. It is also available with an ozone option. Instead of using oxygen, it uses ozone which it makes on-site, and ozone supercharges its ability to remove iron, sulfur, and manganese.
Lots of companies have air injection iron filters, but one look at ours and you will see that it is different. It is considered a poor design if the control valve is mounted on top of the tank because the oxidation of the iron occurs right at the top of the tank and huge amounts of iron “gunk” accumulate right in the valve, creating a service nightmare.
Our Oxi-Gen system has the valve mounted on the side of the tank so that the oxidation occurs in the media tank, where it can be easily filtered out. This design-change has dramatically cut service problems by as much as 90%. Again, this is for moderate amounts of iron. If you have high amounts or use a large amount of water a day, you should consider the Matrixx inFusion or the Flexx inFusion if the cost is an issue.
There are many other methods to remove iron including aeration and Greensand Plus filtration. You must first start with a good detailed Laboratory Water Analysis and only then can we confidently offer an iron removal solution you can live with. If you are not sure what system is right for you, give one of our Certified Water Specialists a call at 800-608-8792 and we will be glad to assist you.