Source of Hydrogen Sulfide in Water: Hydrogen sulfide (H₂S) is a gas created by decomposing organic matter in the ground and can be found in surface water or wells. Wells dug near peat deposits or oil fields are more likely to have hydrogen sulfide in the water. These water levels will contain from 1 to 5 ppm of hydrogen sulfide. Because hydrogen sulfide oxidizes quickly, the amount in water can not be tested in a lab, it must be done in the field.
Symptoms of Hydrogen Sulfide: Although the presence of hydrogen sulfide will not cause adverse health effects, it can have a distinctive, "rotten egg" smell. Water that has large amounts of hydrogen sulfide can also taste bad and can sometimes obstruct industrial processes. Hydrogen sulfide can interfere with readings obtained from water samples. It turns hardness and pH tests gray, and makes iron tests inaccurate. This gas is corrosive to plumbing fixtures even at low concentrations; its fumes will blacken or darken painted surfaces, giving them a "smoked" appearance.
Filtration Solutions for Hydrogen Sulfide: Chlorination can be an option to eliminate hydrogen sulfide, but this involves storing and handling dangerous chemicals. For a whole house option, a whole house Filox filter can reduce hydrogen sulfide. A KD85 cartridge is also an excellent economical, point of use option. If your water has that rotten egg smell, give our customer service agents a call. They would be happy to help you select the right solution for your water needs.
2.0 cu ft. Whole House Filox Filter for Iron and Manganese Reduction Filox media with the Watts valve creates an economical Iron and Hydrogen Sufilde filtration system that out performs traditional Greensand and Birm systems. The superior...
Part Number: FILOX-50 Alternate Part Number: A8033
What is Filox-R Media? Filox-R™ is used for removing iron, hydrogen sulfide, and manganese from water supplies. It is a media that utilizes an oxidation-reduction reaction and filtration process similar to Greensand, but at a much higher...View Details