Sulfate is a combination of sulfur and oxygen and occurs naturally in some soil and rock formations that contain groundwater. In the presence of sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB), sulfate is reduced to hydrogen sulfide as a byproduct of the SRB’s metabolic process, and the groundwater becomes contaminated with this gas.
The presence of this bacteria, and the resultant hydrogen sulfide contamination, is easily detected by the characteristic “rotten egg” taste and odor that the hydrogen sulfide imparts to the water supply. This is more than a nuisance. Hydrogen sulfide reacts with chlorine to form a yellow precipitate, so the use of bleach in laundry may leave a deposit on the clothes. Additionally, the water supply becomes acidic and is corrosive to metals. It may tarnish silverware, and it is corrosive to the metal components of one’s plumbing system.
The Sulfur Guard is a water treatment system that contains Sulfaban, an exclusive and extremely effective media used to remove hydrogen sulfide gas from your water. When your water enters the Sulfur Guard System, it comes into contact with the bed of Sulfaban media. Sulfaban eliminates the hydrogen sulfide gas, leaving you with fresh, odor-free water.
The Flag City Water Systems Air Injection Oxidizing (AIO) system maintains an air pocket in the top of its media tank while the system is in service. As the water passes through the air pocket, the hydrogen sulfide is oxidized. Additionally, dissolved oxygen is added to the water. The AIO filter media bed then removes the sulfur from the water.
The Flag City Water Systems Aeration System oxidizes the water by injecting pressurized air into the water system. During the aeration process, oxygen mixes with the hydrogen sulfide precipitating this undesirable contaminant. The final stage of the process is when the water flows through the filtration tank, producing naturally clean water.
The peroxide injection system removes the noxious hydrogen sulfide gas from your household water. The preferred method of sulfur oxidation when using a chemical is hydrogen peroxide. This versatile chemical is a better oxidant when treating sulfur than any other commonly available chemical. It takes less chemical and requires less system maintenance than any other chemical treatment method currently available.