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Hydrogen Peroxide Water Treatment

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Banishing Odors, Preserving Quality

Unpleasant odors in well water, especially the notorious “rotten-egg” scent from hydrogen sulfide gas (H2S), can disrupt daily life. While chlorine may seem like the go-to solution, consider the cleaner, more efficient alternative – hydrogen peroxide. Here’s why hydrogen peroxide stands out in eliminating odors and maintaining water quality.

Why Choose Hydrogen Peroxide Over Chlorine?

Faster Odor Elimination: 

Hydrogen peroxide systems outpace chlorine in neutralizing rotten-egg odors, providing a quicker and more effective solution.

Oxidizing Power: 

When injected into water, hydrogen peroxide liberates abundant dissolved oxygen, acting as a potent oxidizer. This process efficiently eradicates odors and oxidizes contaminants like iron.

Chemical By-Product-Free: 

Unlike chlorine, hydrogen peroxide introduces only oxygen and water into your drinking water, leaving no harmful chemical by-products.

Extended Carbon Filter Lifespan: 

Water treated with peroxide can be effortlessly filtered with activated catalytic carbon, ensuring a prolonged lifespan compared to carbon used for chlorine removal.

How Does Hydrogen Peroxide Water Treatment Work?

Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is a naturally occurring compound found in rainwater and some springs. In water treatment, it is injected into water pipes to combat odors effectively. The process involves precise injection levels at the wellhead or incoming water pipes to your home.

After injection, the water undergoes a catalytic carbon backwash filter system, removing hydrogen sulfide gas, residual peroxide, sediment, and oxidized particles. This meticulous process ensures the elimination of unpleasant odors and the preservation of water quality.

Safety and Environmental Benefits

Hydrogen peroxide emerges as a safer alternative to chlorine bleach, devoid of harmful chemicals that could jeopardize your family’s health or the environment. It efficiently breaks down hydrogen sulfide gas molecules into water and minimal sulfur dioxide.

Important Considerations

While hydrogen peroxide effectively addresses odor issues, it is not suitable for drinking water disinfection, especially in the presence of coliform bacteria. In such cases, we recommend employing an ultraviolet sterilizer and a nano-ceramic bacteria filter as the final stage of water treatment.

Make the switch to hydrogen peroxide water treatment for a fresher, cleaner water supply without compromising your health or the environment.

What causes the “rotten egg” smell in water?

Hydrogen sulfide gas (H2S) can give water a “rotten egg” taste or odor. This gas can occur in wells anywhere and either be:

  1. Naturally occurring – a result of decay and chemical reactions with soil and rocks or
  2. Produced by certain “sulfur bacteria” in the groundwater, well, or plumbing system.

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Our rental options cover all equipment, a trouble-free maintenance agreement, plus all filter media for the rental term.