Presence of Iron in drinking water leads to bad color, odour and appearance of water. It leads to corrosion of metal surfaces and staining of Clothes and sanitaryware. Further presence of Iron in drinking water also leads to the growth of undesirable bacteria.
Iron removal can be carried out by using a Rite Water Ferro (IRR) media. This is a commonly used media for removal of Iron. It is an efficient and economical media for removal of dissolved Iron from raw water sources. This media acts as an insoluble catalyst to enhance the reaction between dissolved Oxygen and Iron compounds. Iron is usually present in the form of Ferrous bicarbonate in dissolved form. This is not filterable. Hence the media enhances the oxidation of Fe2+ to Fe3+ and this produces fer r ic hydroxide which precipitates and can be filtered.