KDF 85 process media is made of high purity copper-zinc granules
that reduce contaminants in water using oxidation/reduction (redox)
reaction. The KDF 85 unique, innovative and environmentally
responsible media consist of high purity copper-zinc granules that
use redox (the exchange of electrons) in patented products to
effectively reduce/remove iron, hydrogen sulfide and control
microorganisms in potable water without the use of chemicals.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: This system is ONLY
to be used if the total sulphur and iron are less than 2
ppm. If it's more you will need to chlorinate your well
water to remove the iron and sulphur. Call us toll free at
866-875-4386 for more information.
Making up at least 5 percent of the earths crust, iron is one of
the earths most plentiful resources. As rainwater infiltrates the
soil and underlying geologic formations, iron is dissolved and
seeps into aquifers that serve as sources of groundwater for wells.
Although present in drinking water, iron is seldom found at
concentrations greater than 10 milligrams per liter (mg/L) or 10
parts per million. However, as little as 0.3 mg/l can cause water
to turn a reddish brown color.
Iron is mainly present in water in two forms: either the soluble
ferrous iron or the insoluble ferric iron. Water containing ferrous
iron is clear and colorless because the iron is completely
dissolved. When exposed to air in the pressure tank or atmosphere,
the water turns cloudy and a reddish brown substance begins to
form. This sediment is the oxidized or ferric form of iron that
will not dissolve in water.
Iron is not hazardous to health, but it is considered a
secondary or aesthetic contaminant. Symptoms of iron in your water
If there is an iron problem with the water supply, the first
step is to determine the source by testing your water. The source
of iron may be from the corrosion of iron or steel pipes or other
components of the plumbing system where the acidity of the water,
measured as pH, is below 6.5.
You can test your water for iron and other problems with a
Watersafe Drinking Water Tests Kits, which is an affordable
revolution in home water testing. They are a fast -- results in 10
minutes start to finish -- comprehensive in-home water test method.
And they provide professional lab-quality results that appear right
before your eyes. The Watersafe Drinking Water Test Kit contains
everything you need to find out simply and accurately if your water
contains unsafe or undesirable levels of 8 common contaminants in
city water and 10 common contaminants in well water.
Sulfur water is a condition where the running water contains a
high amount of hydrogen sulfide gas. Hydrogen sulfide is not a
health hazard, but is a common nuisance contaminant whose
distinctive "rotten egg" odor makes water treatment desirable.
Hydrogen sulfide is treated and removed using the same filter as
used for iron.
You can remove the stains from your porcelain toilets, tubs,
showers and sinks using one of the solutions above, but the
stains will return until you remove the excessive iron from your
water. KDF85 Process media is most effective in removing iron and
hydrogen sulfide from water. Patented KDF process media is 100%
recyclable and contain no chemical additives. KDF media is used to
help safely reduce or remove chlorine, iron, hydrogen sulfide and
heavy metals from water. KDF85 media also controls scale, bacteria,
fungi and algae growth.
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