Sulfur Filter chemical feed tanks

Sulfur Filter System (Chemical Free)

Sulfur filter chemical feed tank

A Sulfur filter chemical feed tank is essential to keeping your sulfur filter clean from sulfur bacteria.

Sulfur filters are called many things… The Sulfur Eliminator, Sulfur Egg Beater, Sulfur Filter, Gen 5 Sulfur Eliminator.

Sulfur Bacteria in sulfur filter

All sulfur eliminators pretty much do the same thing. Remove sulfur with the combination of air injection and sulfur filter media that is in the system. All require a daily backwash and air charge for oxidizing the sulfur gas. Some sulfur eliminators use less water and are more efficient than others. None usually come with a chemical feed tank. They focus on “chemical free” with their advertising.  Where our generation 5 sulfur filter is chemical free as well. However with out a chemical feed tank we leave our system exposed and you at risk for prematurely replacing your media.  We can add a sulfur filter chemical feed tank on any of our systems after a well disinfection.

Sulfur filter Cape Coral with chemical feed tank-A sulfur filter eliminator Is a powerful sulfur removal system that oxidizes the sulfur and backwash’s out the gas daily the drain. However over time sulfur bacteria builds up in the sulfur filters and will cause fouling of the media prematurely. Crystal Clear Water’s Sulfur filter chemical feed tank will force our chemical solution into the sulfur filter. So It not only will oxidize the sulfur with the oxygen it has injected into itself, It will remove the sulfur and sulfur bacteria coming from the well once the well is sanitized.

Once you have a sulfur filter chemicals feed tank, you will have to add chemicals into the tank every couple of months.

Sulfur-oxidizing bacteria produce effects similar to those of iron bacteria. They convert sulfide into sulfate, producing a dark slime that can clog plumbing. Sulfur-reducing bacteria live in oxygen-deficient environments. They break down sulfur compounds, producing hydrogen sulfide gas in the process

Is sulfur bacteria or hydrogen sulfide harmful?

high sulfur stains on faucets

In most cases, the rotten egg smell does not relate to the sanitary quality of the water. However, in rare instances the gas may result from sewage or other pollution. It is a good idea to have the well tested for the standard sanitary tests of coliform bacteria and nitrate. Sulfur bacteria are not harmful, but hydrogen sulfide gas in the air can be hazardous at high levels. It is important to take steps to remove the gas from the water, or vent the gas to the atmosphere so that it will not collect in low-lying spaces, such as well pits, basements, or enclosed spaces, such as well houses. Only qualified people who have received special training and use proper safety procedures should enter a well pit or other enclosed space where hydrogen sulfide gas may be present.

sulfur bacteria and algae in pipes

Are there other problems associated with sulfur bacteria or hydrogen sulfide?

Yes. Sulfur bacteria produce a slime and can promote the growth of other bacteria, such as iron bacteria. The slime can clog wells, plumbing, and irrigation systems. See right photo of growth in the pipes.

Bacterial slime may be white, grey, black, or reddish brown if associated with iron bacteria. Hydrogen sulfide gas in water can cause black stains on silverware and plumbing fixtures. It can also corrode pipes and other metal components of the water distribution system.

In addition to the chemical feed tank you can add an uv light to neutralize the bacteria from reproducing .

A UV sterilizer is used to control infections by stopping the spread of microorganisms from one fish/coral/invertebrate to another through the water. It is also used in pond applications to control free-floating algae. When operated correctly, free-floating microorganisms will be killed by the UV light. Note that the organisms must be in the water that flows to the UV sterilizer. The UV light has no residual effect and will not kill organisms attached to fish (e.g., adult stage of ich) or rocks (e.g., algae).

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