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Water from own wells, cisterns and ponds

If your home is connected to municipal water supply, you may be relatively certain, at least within the EU, that the water quality is within the limits of the respective drinking water ordinance. In general, the drinking water suppliers treat their water using modern and complex techniques before supplying it to their customers. If you use your own water well and/or cistern, you should make sure out of self-interest that you do not catch any infections from your water supply. The times when water from wells, cisterns and lakes was harmless are definitely over, a fact that also constitutes a global problem. As an example, you may see this forum discussion on the internet.

With the new technology presented here, you are able to clean, disinfect and check your well water with the most easy-to-use and economic equipment.

What is the advantage of the most beautiful holiday home when there's only dirty, brown water coming from the tap?

Rost im WaschbeckenInstead of serving clean, odour-free and tasty water, your tap delivers a muddy blob, sometimes smelling like rotten eggs, with a metallic, moldy taste. Your formerly shining-white basin, the bathroom tiles and the shower base show ugly brown stripes and stains which can't be scrubbed away by any means. And the water outlet of the tap is edged with brown-greenish stains.

Schmieriger PoolbodenThe water in your swimming pool that also came from your well is getting more and more turbid, although you installed a sand filter and added chlorine, and a greasy brown covering is developing at the bottom of the basin.

These situations portrayed above, you can perceive directly by the senses of sight, taste, smell and touch. An invisible thread, however, especially in cases of elevated iron contents, emerges from ferro-oxidizing bacteria within the piping system. While ferro-oxidizing bacteria within drinkin water pipelines (technical term: iron ochre) are relatively harmless to humans, they still constitute a basis for biofilms, on which coliform bacteria (responsible for gastro-intestinal diseases) or even legionella may develop.

The problem with iron (Fe2+) contents in well water:
Iron is the fourth most abundant element in the earth’s crust, and is solved from the bedrock by the rainwater seeping down towards the water-bearing layers. Elevated iron contents often are not immediately visible in the tap water; the clear well water only turns yellow or brown in the sink through the absorption of atmospheric oxygen.  

The removal of iron contents from the well water is possible only with special oxidizing filter materials which convert the bivalent iron dissolved in the well water into iron[III]-oxide compounds and filter it out. 

Accompanying factor hydrogen sulfide:
Since iron ores are generally contaminated with sulfur, and the seeping rain water carries relatively high contents of carbon dioxide, often hydrogen sulfide gas develops, emitting the unpleasant smell of rotten eggs. However, there is no acute health hazard. 
Accompnying factor iron bacteria:
Iron bacteria serve as a breeding base and thus promote symbiotic communities with bacteria, fungi and other microorganisms (biofilms) which can be found at all boundaries between solid surfaces and aqueous solutions. Therefore it is appropriate, especially for pre-contaminated drinking water pipelines, to clear the well water of the iron contents as a disinfecting measure.     

The solution: Oxidative Water Treatment (AOP, advanced oxidation processes)!

ProtabsLIQUITECH FOM is a highly porous permanent filter granulate with an active AOP-coating, which acts oxidizing and catalytic with all substances entrained in the water.
AOP means that even solutes such as the heavy metals lead, copper and zinc, as well as iron, manganese, arsenic, etc. are converted into solids. In addition, all microorganisms such as bacteria, algae and fungi, are eliminated by the strong oxidizing effect of the surface coating. With a filtration fineness of 2-3 microns (compared to about 50 microns with filter sand), these impurities are filtered as well as all other suspended matter, and very high filtration rates of 95-99% are achieved over the entire pH range.

The oxidizing effect of the material is refreshed in each backwashing by adding PROTABS OXY in the rinse water, thus remaining unspoiled throughout the whole service life of the filter granulate.

ProtabsPROTABS OXY release so-called Hydroxyl Radicals (OH-groups), whose strongly oxidizing effect eliminates all sorts of bacteria, legionella, algae, amoeba, fungi, protozoa and other microorganisms. PROTABS OXY with their high oxidation potential of 2.8V have a much stronger effect than most common biocides such as chlorine (1.4V), chlorine dioxide (1.5V) hydrogen peroxide (1.8V) and even ozone (2.1V). Other than almost every other biocide, PROTABS OXY leave no disinfection by-products (DBP), and have much lower corrosive side-effects on metals, plastics and sealings.

PROTABS OXY are not subject to specific labelling obligations, neutral in handling and non-toxic!

Ihr Weg zu sauberem Brunnenwasser:

Wenn Sie bereits einen Sandfilter installiert haben, tauschen Sie einfach den Filtersand gegen das LIQUITECH FOM Filtermaterial aus, und aktivieren Sie es regelmäßig beim Rückspülen durch Zugabe von PROTABS OXY. Die Tabletten können Sie ganz einfach z.B. durch Einbau eines Filtergehäuses in der Rückspülleitung zuführen.