3-stage Whole House/Cottage Water Filter
Our 10” Standard Whole House is a cost effective for smaller spaces such as RV's, apartments, cottages and any other light duty applications where space is at a premium. This system will not disinfect water should only be used in areas where the water supply is biologically safe, or in conjunction with a UV sterilizer or other disinfection techniques.
If you have a larger home/cottage or have more than 2 people using the water consistently, you may want to consider looking at some of our higher capacity systems.
For more information on Iron Manganese Filter Installation, please click here to read about Iron Types and First-Time Installation.
Pre-loaded Filter Cartridges:
- 1st Stage: 5-micron Polypropylene Sediment Filter 104002
- 2nd Stage: Iron/Manganese Filter 104321
- 3rd Stage: Carbon Block (CTO) Filter 104005
About Our Iron/Manganese Filter
Manganese Sand is an efficient and economical media for the reduction of dissolved iron and manganese compounds from raw water supplies. It may be used in either gravity fed or pressurized water treatment systems like our whole system. Manganese Dioxide acts as an insoluble catalyst to enhance the reaction between dissolved oxygen (D.O.) and the iron compounds. In ground waters, the dissolved iron is usually in the ferrous bicarbonate state due to the excess of free carbon dioxide, this is generally not filterable.
Manganese Dioxide acts as a catalyst between the oxygen and the soluble iron compounds, enhances the oxidation reaction of Fe++ to Fe+++ and produces ferric hydroxide which precipitates and may be easily filtered. The physical characteristics of Manganese Dioxide provide an excellent filter media which is easily cleaned by back washing to remove the precipitant. Manganese Zeolite is not consumed in the iron removal operation and therefore offers a tremendous economic advantage over many other iron removal methods.
Other advantages of Manganese Dioxide include; long material life with relatively low attrition loss, a wide temperature performance range and extremely high removal efficiency. Negligible labor costs are involved because Manganese Dioxidedoes not require chemicals for regeneration, only periodic back washing is required.
This system reduces the possibility of damage to pipes and water heaters and reduces up to 3 ppm dissolved iron. It also helps to eliminate the orange and brown stains often found in toilets, sinks, etc.
Recycling of regenerant and rinse water will conserve KMNO4 and rinse waste water. This system is designed to provide an easy and effective method of reducing iron from water, and greatly improves the taste of your water as well.
- Sediment (silt, dirt, rust, ETC.)
- Bad Taste & Odors
- Giardia Cysts
- VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds)
- THMs (Trihalomethanes)
- MTBEs (Methyl Tert-Butyl Ethers)
- 1x 3-Stage White Steel Mounting Bracket
- 1x 10" Clear Filter Housing, ¾ NPT Inlet/Outlet
- 2x 10" White Filter Housing, ¾ NPT Inlet/Outlet
- 1x 10" Standard 5-micron Polypropylene Sediment Filter
- 1x 10" Iron/Manganese Filter
- 1x 10" Carbon Block (CTO) Filter Filter
- 1x Opening Spanner/Wrench
Approximate Life of Iron/Manganese Filter Cartridge:
Filter life depends on the contamination level (iron equivalent) and amount of water consumed on a daily basis. You can use the following chart to estimate how long a filter will last in your case.
"Iron Equivalent" is calculated as follows: (Iron level) + (2 x Manganese level) + (3 x Hydrogen sulfide level)
If you are not sure about your Hydrogen sulfide level (it is hard to accurately test for) and you have a noticeable rotten egg odor, assume a Hydrogen sulfide level of 0.5 ppm. If the rotten egg odor is severe, assume a level of 1.0 ppm.
Example: Test results are 0.8 ppm iron, 0.2 ppm manganese, and you have a rotten egg smell in your water.
Iron Equivalent = (0.8) + ( 2 x 0.2) + (3 x 0.5) = 2.7
- Filter Life: Approx. 6 to 12 months
- Maximum Operating Pressure: 125psi
- Maximum Operating Temperature: 125°F
- Recomended Operating Temperature Range: 40-100°F
- Dimensions: 15" Height x 15" Width x 6" Depth
- Total Weight: Approx. 17 Lbs with Filters
- Flow Rate: 1-10gpm* for ¾" Inlet/Outlet
*Pressure drop will be determined based on feed water pressure, filter cartridge, fluid viscosity, filter life and conditions.
Iron Filter Specifications & Operating Conditions:
|Recommended Flow Rate:||up to 4 Gallons Per Minute (15 LPM)|
|Maximum Flow Rate:||6 Gallons Per Minute (23 LPM)|
|Max. Recommended Pressure:||90 psi (6.2 bar)|
|Recommended Operating Temp. Range:||40-100F (4.4 to 37C)|
|Recommended pH level:||7.0 to 8.5 for iron and hydrogen sulfide reduction|
8.0 to 8.5 for manganese reduction
Not recommended where pH level is less than 7.0 without prior pH correction
|Maximum Recommended "Iron Equivalent":||3 ppm (mg/l) - see above|
NOTE: Some water supplies contain tannins with the iron, if you have only tannins without iron in your water supply, please let us know so we can include a different media filter type.
Tannins are astringent, bitter-tasting plant polyphenols that bind and precipitate proteins. The term tannin usually refers to the source of tannins used in tanning animal hides into leather. However, in this case we are referring to the brown discoloration in water, often caused by decaying organic matter. Tannins in well waters form from humic acid, a complex mixture of many different acids containing carboxyl and phenolate groups produced by biodegradation of dead organic matter. Tannins can also be found in peat, coal, many upland streams and ocean water.
Tannins can be removed by self-cleaning automatic tannin filters. These filters remove tannins by using anion ion-exchange media. These units regenerate using rock salt (sodium chloride) in much the same way water softeners function. Frequently, we'll see shallow-dug wells (less than 50ft deep) that fill with run-off water, develop high levels of tannins during heavy rainy periods. Ideally sealing off the well from surface run-off would solve the problem, but a tannin filter is often an excellent, relatively low-cost alternative.
Occasionally these tannins are accompanied with iron (Fe) or manganese (Mn). Water high in iron or manganese can sometimes be reddish, rust colored, brown, tan, black, or even greenish in color. Chlorination or ionization water treatment, followed by an iron filter like our Manganese Sand Whole House Filter can be very effective at removing both tannins and these oxidized iron particles.