Do sediment filters remove iron?
The answer would be yes and no. Sediment filters generally Will remove red water iron. But Clearwater iron will go right through them.
Red water iron is iron that has been oxidized and presents itself in a sediment form. If you hold up a glass of red water iron, you can actually see the color of iron in the glass. Clear water iron is iron that is dissolved into the water and has not yet been oxidized. There is still just as much iron in the water. But if you hold up a glass of clear water iron, the water appears to be clear. There are a number of things that can oxidize clear water iron including air and chlorine.
Please keep in mind that you will usually find both types of iron together. Even if you think that you have only clear water iron, you will likely have a certain amount of red water iron as well. And the opposite is true. This is why you should be very wary of any company that would use only a sediment filter to remove iron. You should also keep in mind that you should never ever use a water softener to remove iron. You should be very careful when dealing with companies that use this tactic. It is your first sign that they do not have your best interest in mind.
How do I remove both types of iron?
The best way to remove both types of iron, would be to use an iron filter that both oxidizes and filters at the same time. And while we carry a number of different filters that can do this. The very best filter we sell for removing both clear water iron and red water iron his our Terminox® iron, sulfur and manganese filter. The reason this is our most popular filter is that it requires no Salt, no chemical for maintenance of any kind. You can see them here: Terminox®
Ferrous iron – Ferrous iron is often referred to as clear–water iron. … Ferric iron is called red water iron because it gives the water a cloudy reddish/orange appearance. Ferric iron is rust and is the result of oxidizing ferrous iron. This form of iron can be filtered.