Water Treatment : Manganese

What is Manganese In Well Water?

Manganese is seldom found alone in a water supply, is usually accompanied by iron. Concentrations as low as 0.05 part per million of manganese will produce dark brown or black staining. Fabrics washed in manganese-bearing waters are almost invariably stained. Deposits collect in plumbing, and tap water frequently contains a black sediment and turbidity.

What Are The Problems With Well Water Manganese?

Manganese in water can brown to black stains on laundry, dishes, and plumbing fixtures such as sinks. In addition, iron can clog wells, pumps, sprinklers, and other devices such as dishwashers, which can lead to costly repairs. Manganese gives a metallic taste to water, and can affect foods and beverages we drink such as tea and coffee.

Manganese Bacteria form a black or dark grey slime in pipes, valves, tanks, and less frequently used water lines. This bacteria reduces Manganese and combines it with available sulfur, producing Managanese Sulfide, which has a disagreeable rotten egg smell. Well sanitation should remove this bacteria, but the underlying Manganese problem should also be addressed.

Residential Manganese Filter Systems:

Whole house manganese filter

Whole house water softener and manganese filtration system 

Commercial Iron Filters:

Commercial well water filtration systems

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