Ferris iron is not oxidized and has to be oxidized before it can be removed. Ferris iron will pass through a normal water filter without being oxidized. If your water iron content is extremely high, we have a specific system that we have designed just for iron.

How to Detect the Presence of Iron in Drinking Water

Iron affects the quality of tap water and influences the taste of drinking water. It also changes the taste of food and beverages even in small amounts. Unlike with other contaminants, iron in water can be detected since it affects the taste of drinking water. Since iron leaves a bad taste and unattractive residue in drinking water, the chemical element must be removed through proper water treatment.

Another way to detect the chemical element in tap water is by conducting a complete water test. You can purchase a water test kit and use it to get data regarding the quality of your drinking water and its possible pollutants. If you don’t want to do it yourself or don’t have the time to run the water test on your own, you can hire a professional to gather the data for you.

Is Drinking Iron-Contaminated Water Safe?

Iron in your drinking water is not considered a health hazard by medical experts. However, it doesn’t mean you don’t need to take action in removing the chemical element. The chemical element is essential in human nutrition in the right amount. According to the EPA, iron is considered a secondary contaminant in small amounts.

In high levels, iron in drinking water may cause negative effects to one’s health. Exposure to high levels of iron may cause serious health problems. The early signs and symptoms of iron overload are fatigue, joint pain, and weight loss. Prolonged exposure to iron in unacceptable amount may damage skin, hair, and eyes. Iron overload may also lead to hemochromatosis which may result to liver, pancreatic, and heart damage. In serious cases, it may lead to diabetes.

Iron Water Treatment Solutions

Iron removal with water softeners is a more common approach due to its success in removing both iron and hardness in tap water. Unlike with other approaches, water softeners eliminate iron with a higher success rate. The treatment approach uses salt to help eliminate iron and other unwanted minerals in the drinking water. Therefore, it is considered the best treatment system when it comes to the removal of the chemical element in the water. However, there are cases where iron escapes and passes through the water softeners due to the fouling of the softener bed. ​

​Water filters use filter media that collects, traps, and flushes out the iron and other chemical contaminants in the water to improve and maintain the aesthetic quality of drinking water. A whole house water filter designed to remove iron is another great choice in eliminating the contaminant. AquaOx’s whole house water filter removes iron and other water pollutants with great success. The water filter system is designed with the latest treatment system to remove iron and other minerals.

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