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Hydrogen Sulfide is a colorless gas that has a very disagreeable odor, much like that of rotten eggs and slightly soluble in water. Dissolved in water, it forms a very weak dibasic acid that is sometimes called hydro sulfuric acid. Hydrogen sulfide is flammable; in an excess of air, it burns to form sulfur dioxide and water, but if not enough oxygen is present, it forms elemental sulfur and water. Immediate symptoms from the gas may include dizziness and an upset stomach; lengthy expose may led to loss of consciousness and/or death. Although many impurities are regulated by Primary or Secondary Drinking Water Standards set by the EPA, hydrogen sulfide is not regulated. A concentration high enough to be a drinking water health hazard also makes the water unpalatable.

Iron is one of the earth's most plentiful resources, making up at least five percent of the earth's crust. Rainfall seeping through the soil dissolves iron in the earth's surface and carries it into almost every kind of natural water supply, including well water. Iron is not hazardous to health, but it is considered a secondary or aesthetic contaminant. Essential for good health, iron helps transport oxygen in the blood. Most tap water in the United States supplies approximately 5 percent of the dietary requirement for iron. The maximum contaminant level for Iron is .3 milligram per liter. When the iron combines with tea, coffee and other beverages, it produces an inky, black appearance and a harsh, unacceptable taste. Vegetables cooked in water containing excessive iron turn dark and look unappealing. Concentrations of iron as low as 0.3 mg/l will leave reddish brown stains on fixtures, tableware and laundry that are very hard to remove. When these deposits break loose from water piping, rusty water will flow through the faucet.

AlkaViva is using a compound called KDF that has long been used in water treatment industry for the removal of Iron, Manganese, and Hydrogen Sulfides. This filter removes Heavy Metals and also utilizes carbon for the reduction of Chlorine, Taste, and Odor. (Rated for 1000 Gallons)



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