Manganese Removal System
If your water has high levels of manganese you’ll likely see brown or black stains. This coloring should not be confused with mold or mildew. The brown or black stains of excess manganese are mostly visible in dishwashers and on white clothing.
Benefits Of A Manganese Removal System:
Abundant levels of manganese in your water can leave damaging and hard to remove stains as well as affect the taste and odor of your water. A removal system will reduce the risks of staining as well as get rid of any unpleasant tastes, odors and color.
How A Manganese Removal System Works:
A manganese removal system consists of a tank filled with manganese removal media (calcium carbonate, magnesium oxide, sand, and gravel), distributor tube, valve, and aspirator. As water passes through the aspirator it comes in contact with air and converts the manganese in solution to a solid. The water then travels through the manganese system and the manganese is physically trapped in the tank. Every 4-6 days the system automatically backwashes the trapped manganese down the drain and leaves a clean tank to continue removing additional manganese. A water softener can also remove manganese.
Manganese Removal System Maintenance:
A manganese system should be serviced once a year by a professional by cleaning and replacing some of the material inside of the tank.