Clearbrook Well Water Sink Iron & Sulfur Filter Cartridge
Clearbrook Iron & Sulfur Filter works with the Clearbrook Multi-Stage Sink Filter to remove Iron and Hydrogen Sulphide gas and Sulfur from the water, eliminating bad tastes, odors and brown and yellow staining. Clearbrook Iron and Sulfur filters ion exchange media also helps to impede some types of scale, bacteria and algae, even in hot water, by causing cellular damage to microbiological organisms.
Iron - Metallic Taste & Brown Stains
Iron is one of the earth's most plentiful resources, and it seeps into groundwater. Iron is not hazardous to the health of humans. In fact, it is essential for good health. Iron helps transport the oxygen in the blood. Iron is often not visible when present in water because it is in a dissolved state called "ferrous iron". However, dissolved iron (ferrous iron) can give water a metallic taste that is disagreeable. In addition, when iron-rich water is used to make coffee or tea, it can create a bitter taste. Vegetables cooked in water containing excess iron can turn dark and look unappetizing.
When water rich in iron is exposed to the air it turns into "ferric iron", which turns the water cloudy and causes reddish-brown stains on toilets, sinks, bathtubs, tableware and laundry. Ferric iron can build up deposits in the pipes, and when these deposits break loose it can cause rusty water to come out of the faucet.
If the source of your iron is groundwater, then a "point of use" cartridge or Clearbrook Whole House Iron & Sulfur Filter System can remove it from the water before it enters your house or lawn.
Hydrogen Sulfide - Rotten Egg Odor & Taste
Hydrogen Sulfide is a gas that occurs naturally in groundwater. It's presence is most easily determined by its "rotten egg" odor and taste. It is a weak acid that contributes to corrosion, and in high concentrations it is both flammable and poisonous.
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