IFM DESIGNED A SYSTEM TO CHEMICALLY OXIDIZE THE SULFUR FROM THE WATER PRIOR TO CHLORINATION, THUS USING THE CHLORINE ONLY FOR DISINFECTION. THIS RESULTED IN CONSISTENT CHLORINE RESIDUALS, MEETING OEPA REGULATIONS.
- To incorporate all the equipment necessary for the new water systems, a dedicated water building was built at each facility.
- In preparation for the new buildings, IFM technicians were on site during tree removal, hydro-excavation and installation of the underground utilities.
- Upon completion of the site work, IFM constructed the two 10’ x 14’ x 8’ buildings, including insulation, heat, ventilation and electrical panels.
- Both buildings were inspected prior to the installation of the treatment system.
- The new water treatment system consisted of new well pumps and raw waterline meters for each facility.
- The well water is fed into the building to pressure tanks where Hydrogen Peroxide oxidizes the sulfur allowing the sulfide ions to precipitate out of the water.
- Hydrogen Peroxide is a much better oxidizer than chlorine or potassium permanganate.
- The detention tanks then feed Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) filtration units to remove the precipitate and excess Hydrogen Peroxide that is not consumed in the oxidation process.
- This is a critical step in the disinfecting process because Hydrogen Peroxide reacts with the Sodium Hypochlorite (liquid chlorine). New Water Treatment System for Sulfur Removal