Bromide - Bromate in Water


Source of Bromine in Water: Bromine (Br) is a halogen element. The compound bromide is primarily used on marine vessels, including cruise ships, as a secondary disinfectant for potable water. However, using bromide in this matter can also create harmful by-products. In these cases, special filters should be used to return the water to a potable state. Various forms are used in industrial and manufacturing processes: ethylene bromide is used as an anti-knock additive in gasoline, and methyl bromide is a soil fumigant. The presence of bromine in groundwater can indicate agricultural runoff or the improper disposal of industrial waste. 

Symptoms of Bromate: Exposure to bromide in drinking water is usually unlikely. Instead, bromine generally creates a dangerous by-product called bromate which is generally more toxic than bromide on its own. Bromate is considered a carcinogen. Bromide, on its own, has been found to be lethal in animals, and can cause damage to the kidneys and liver in humans. Because it is so dangerous, the EPA has set the MCL very low at 0.010 mg/L.

Filtration Solutions for Bromate: Reverse Osmosis Systems will remove up to 96% of bromate and bromide from drinking water. Bromide and its by-products can be removed with activated carbon water filters and ultrafiltration systems. If you are concerned about bromide and other dangerous contaminants in your drinking water, contact one of our helpful customer service agents by calling 1-877-335-3339.


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