Residents in some areas of New England, have experienced it, smelled and often accepted it as a way of life… but it needn’t be that way. Hydrogen sulfide gas or sulfur in water, as it is commonly referred to, usually smells like rotten eggs and can be found in underground aquifers throughout New England. Aside from the dreadful odor, the dissolved gas can also produce cloudiness and your pipes to hammer and spit gas when you open your faucets. Beverages such as coffee, tea, and others made with hydrogen sulfide tainted water may also be discolored as can the appearance and taste of cooked foods be affected.
These gases can also be quite corrosive to metals in plumbing systems, such as iron, steel, copper and brass, causing premature wear on valves, seats and washers often leaving unsightly greasy black residue. It can tarnish silverware and discolor copper and brass utensils. It can also cause yellow or black stains on kitchen and bathroom fixtures.
For nearly four decades, High Purity Water, Inc. has been dedicated to resolving the most challenging hydrogen sulfide / sulfur gas water problems throughout greater Boston, Grafton, Worcester, Newton, Auburn, Stow, Northborough, Shrewsbury, Charlton, Cambridge,
Millbury, Sutton and Wellesley areas. Our Sutton based technicians specialize specifically in resolving smelly water problems other can’t or won’t.
Given enough time Sulfur does naturally dissipate when exposed to air. For levels measuring less than 2.0 milligrams per liter, aeration treatment is an effective modality. Oxygen essentially reacts with hydrogen sulfide to form an odorless, dissolved form of sulfate. The drawback of this method is if the aerator is located near living areas, the aeration process does generate a strong hydrogen sulfide odor near the aerator. This process by itself may also not reduce hydrogen sulfide to unnoticeable levels. The addition of a granular activated carbon filter following the aeration may remove the remaining trace amounts.
In less severe cases a cartridge filter or backwashing carbon filter may solve the odor problem, if there are no more than 0.3 milligrams per liter of hydrogen sulfide in the water. Installing an activated carbon filter will reduce the unpleasant taste. However, this method has a limited capacity for odor absorption. For stronger concentrations of Hydrogen Sulfide, an oxidizing filter may be required.
An iron-removal filter containing manganese greensand may also be used for levels of hydrogen sulfide not exceeding 10 milligrams per liter. Manganese dioxide oxidizes hydrogen sulfide and the resulting oxidized particles are subsequently filtered out. The filters are periodically recharged with a solution of potassium permanganate when the manganese greensand is depleted. Water with a pH below 6.7 may need to be neutralized before this treatment method is effective.
High Purity Water, Inc. also offers the EcoWater Systems ETF 2100 PF Series as an alternative method for lighter concentrations of Hydrogen sulfide gas. The ETF 2100 PF Series features a Multi-Wrap Fiberglass Reinforced Media Tank that will not deteriorate or corrode. A full One-Inch Riser Increases flow rates, which ensures any type of home demand. Electronic Timer Controls Manage regeneration frequency with menu-driven choices. An energy Efficient 24-Volt Transformer Simplifies maintenance and reduces any electrical risks.
If you are looking for a smelly water treatment expert in and around Boston, Grafton, Worcester, Newton, Auburn, Stow, Northborough,
Shrewsbury, Charlton, Cambridge, Millbury, Sutton and Wellesley, contact High Purity Water online or by phone to solve your most challenging water problems. Our water treatment service specialists and technicians, as well as our Hydrogen Sulfide gas water experts specialize in resolving the water problems other can’t or won’t.
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