Arsenic Filtration + Iron/Manganese/Hydrogen Sulfide
Commercial Arsenic Filtration
Commercial Arsenic Filtration

Arsenic is Number 33 in the Periodic Table of Elements. It is a naturally occurring carcinogen found in drinking water supplies all across North America. Long term exposure to arsenic has been proven to cause serious disease, including cancer. For this reason, the USEPA has set a very stringent Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) of 10 parts-per-billion (10μg/L) of arsenic in potable water. WCC’s AF Series Commercial Arsenic Filtration Systems effectively reduce arsenic to low or non-detectable levels, making water safer for human consumption. They also remove low levels of other nuisance contaminants, including iron, manganese, and hydrogen sulfide (sulfur/rotten egg smell).

Effective treatment of:

  • Arsenic III (Arsenite)
  • Arsenic V (Arsenate)
  • Iron + Manganese + Hydrogen Sulfide

Features:

  • Effective removal of arsenic without harsh chemicals or additional equipment
  • Long lasting media regenerates with air and water alone
  • Improves water quality by removing additional nuisance contaminants
  • Heavy-duty brass control valves and fiberglass-reinforced media tanks

AF Series – Arsenic Filtration Design

Arsenic Found in Ground Water
Arsenic Found in Ground Water

AF Series systems feature a proprietary, catalytic filtration media capable of removing high levels of both arsenic III (arsenite) and arsenic V (arsenate), in addition to low levels of dissolved iron, manganese, and hydrogen sulfide (sulfur/rotten egg odor). The media is long lasting (typically 7 years) and requires no chemicals for regeneration, instead relying solely on a nightly backwash cycle. The oxygen dissolved in the backwash water effectively oxidizes and cleans the media bed.

NOTE: ARSENIC IS A KNOWN CARCINOGEN. IT IS CRITICAL THAT USERS TEST THEIR WATER NO LESS THAN 4X PER YEAR TO ENSURE PROPER SYSTEM OPERATION.  WCC CAN PROVIDE NON-CERTIFIED ARSENIC TESTING SERVICES AND CAN HELP IN LOCATING CERTIFIED LABORATORIES FOR OFFICIAL TESTING.  ALWAYS FOLLOW FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL GUIDELINES FOR COMMUNITY WATER SYSTEMS (WHERE APPLICABLE).

Resources

Arsenic Filtration Systems Brochure

Minnesota Department of Health Arsenic Fact Sheet

NGWA – National Ground Water Association

WQA – Water Quality Association