Pure water is crystal clear, has no taste or smell. This is the kind of moisture the residents of all houses and apartments dream of. But what a disappointment can be when a rusty liquid starts flowing from an open tap or, what is much worse, a boiler.
The brown color and specific taste of water is due to the excess content of iron and its companion, magnesium. When entering the water supply network, these impurities cause damage to pipes, water heating equipment and other objects. Due to the deposits formed on the walls and the bottom and the beginning of corrosion, rusty water from the boiler can disable it in a few months.
Causes of rusty water
If, when using both cold and hot water supply, rusty water comes from the taps, then the reason its appearance lies in worn out and already corroded pipes. In this case, one cannot do without replacing them, which will completely solve the problem.
But often the water supply system presents surprises. The owners of new private houses also face the appearance of rusty footprints in the water. At the same time, sometimes only the flow passing through a flow-through water heater, column or boiler is colored brown. In this situation, it is reasonable to assume that iron enters the water from a well or other source of water supply used. This means that a high-quality iron removal and demanganation filter is needed to solve the problem. Only this method of water purification will allow to obtain clear water and ensure a long service life of household appliances and water heating equipment, including boilers, boilers with a heating circuit and columns.
Methods for removing iron from water from a boiler
Preventing the appearance of rusty water is based on physical and chemical processes and comes down to converting iron compounds into an insoluble form, so that they can be completely removed without letting them enter the water supply and the boiler.
There are three ways to remove iron and manganese from water.
The physical method is based on modern filtration capabilities.
The chemical method involves the oxidation, including catalytic, of iron compounds.
Biological oxidation by bacteria allows you to convert ferrous iron to a ferric form and precipitate effectively.
Bulk mesh filters for protecting boilers from rusty water are not effective as they quickly become overgrown with iron compounds and become useless. To protect the water supply network, boilers and other equipment from rust, filters are often mounted on the water in the house. Inside, it is advisable to use replaceable cartridge-type membrane filters or regenerable membranes that carry out micro- and ultrafiltration. If you need help with water heater repair San Jose, call us right now!