PUR2o Iron Buster
PUR2o Iron Buster - Non-Chemical Iron, Manganese and Sulfur Reduction
The Whole House Iron Buster utilizes an air injection system to remove iron (ferrous or clear water), manganese and sulfur via both filtration and oxidation. Unlike other iron filters, the PUR2o system uses a single tank and valve system, reducing the overall cost of the system and its maintenance while providing years of trouble-free operation. Because of the Iron Buster’s advanced design and state-of-the-art technology, it does not require any chemicals or air compressors during its operation or regeneration.
During system regeneration, air is drawn through an injector in the brine port creating an air pocket. Untreated water passes through the air pocket. Any iron, manganese or sulfur present in the water is oxidized into physical particles. The solid particles are then trapped in the filter media bed. Once the air pocket is depleted, the particles are removed. The Iron Buster’s regeneration cycle refreshes the bed replacing the oxygen and allowing the process to begin again.
Air is injected into the tank creating a bubble of air at which time water is running to the drain. There is a delay at the start of the cycle while air pressure in the tank reaches atmospheric pressure. At this point no air is being drawn into the tank. Once pressure is equalized air can be heard being drawn into the tank.
During the rapid Rinse cycle the media bed will re-settle in advance of the next service period. Any small/loose contaminants will be flushed.
The Iron Buster the returns to the In-Service Position. At this time water continues to enter the tank, compressing the air into a bubble at the top of the tank.
Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S)
Water containing hydrogen sulfide is commonly called “sulfur water”. In high concentrations, H2S is flammable and poisonous. When dissolved, hydrogen sulfide can contaminate the bed of an ion exchange water softener. H2S is corrosive to most metals and tarnishes silver. The offensive “rotten egg” odor associated with hydrogen sulfide is noticeable in concentrations as low as 0.5 parts per million (ppm)
Iron (Fe++ / Fe+++)
Iron is found in ground water supplies in varying amounts and in various forms. It occurs most frequently in ground water supplies as ferrous bi-carbonate. Iron causes a metallic taste to water and will stain just about everything with which it comes into contact. Even at 0.3 ppm, iron will stain.
Manganese (Mn++ / Mn++=)
When manganese is found in water, it is usually accompanied by iron. Manganese produces dark brown to black stains at concentrations as low as 0.04 ppm. At levels more than 0.05 ppm, manganese is toxic to the human body, adversely affecting respiratory and neurological function.