IRONOX Water Treatment
Iron From Water
Iron is a major problem in
borehole water. Agricultural use of water with high iron content causes
irrigation equipment and drippers to clog up and eventually needs
replacement. It also suppresses crop, vegetation and plant growth.
Domestic use of water with iron content will stain walls, laundry,
baths, basins, toilets, and affect foods and beverage taste.
Water with iron content will be
seen as red discoloured water and forms insoluble rust particles.
Concentrations above 0.3 mg/litre can cause staining over time.
Recommended limit for iron in water for irrigation equipment and
drinking water is: 0.3 mg/litre. Maximum allowed limits according to
SANS 241, 2001 is: 0.2 - 2 mg /litre. Correct use of the IRONOX
system will reduce iron content in water to 0.1 – 0.4mg/lit.
The IRONOX water
treatment system works effectively to remove excessive iron. It also
improves water colour and prevent growth of algae and fungi in water.
This is an excellent system to benefit crop, vegetation, general
irrigation and drinking water.
filters to be
Installed on existing borehole system
Improves water colour
Prevent growth of algae and fungi
Enriches water with oxygen
Beneficial to crop and vegetation
Water is pumped from the
borehole through the IRONOX system for treatment and removal of
iron. Oxidation and Adsorption are used to remove excessive iron
effectively from borehole water. An automatic backwash system ensures
continuous self-cleaning of the IRONOX system. Sandfiltration
or 200 micron pre-filtration is recommended to prevent sand and big
particles from the system.
The IRONOX-xf water
treatment system can treat water with an iron content of up to 100 mg /
Standard applications Total Iron = 10: (Intermittent flow)
IRONOX-10 (Treats up to 10m³ / day)
IRONOX-48 (Treats up to 48m³ / day)
IRONOX-84 (Treats up to 84m³ / day)
IRONOX-172 (Treats up to 172m³ / day)
(Applications with high Iron content and bigger volumes are
possible, and require specialised design)