Hydrogen Peroxide – Natures perfect water cleaner!

Muskoka Clean Water Hydrogen Peroxide Water Treatment SystemHydrogen peroxide is classified in microbiology as a “high level disinfectant”, which translates to a maximum level of destruction of most microbial forms.

  • Hydrogen peroxide is used by immune cells (white blood cells) in a process known as the oxidative burst to effectively eliminate micro-organisms in the body.
  • These are then safely neutralized by enzymes such as catalase and SOD.

Reference: see Hydrogen Peroxide in the Immune System
Reference: Medical Microbiology, 3rd Edition, Mosby-Year Book Inc., 1998.

It has always been widely believed that chlorine was the best way to treat water for safe human use however. the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has funded and published studies demonstrating significant inhalation and dermal (skin) absorption of carcinogenic chlorine by-products found in drinking water and bath (swimming pool) water.

So how will this be useful in treating my well water you may ask? Well the answer is that properly installed Hydrogen Peroxide Water Treatment Systems can:

• Remove iron, manganese and odours.

• Kill iron bacteria.

• No chemical residuals.

• Enjoy low maintenance.

Get great, crystal clear water with a Hydrogen Peroxide and Iron Filter Combination System! Hydrogen peroxide (“H2O2”) is a powerful oxidizing agent, much more powerful than aeration, chlorine or potassium permanganate. Hydrogen peroxide decomposes into oxygen and water leaving no trace of chemical residues. For problem well water containing iron, iron bacteria, manganese and/or “rotten-egg” sulphur odour “H2S” (hydrogen sulphide gas) hydrogen peroxide systems are an excellent choice.

When peroxide is added to water a large amount of dissolved oxygen is released and a powerful oxidizing effect occurs. Coliform and iron bacteria are killed, and some tannins are oxidized. This type of iron filter system handles the absolute worst type of water reliably and effectively.

Peroxide oxidizes the iron, manganese and sulphur odours to a solid form that the catalytic carbon can remove. For many applications no contact tank is required, and the hydrogen peroxide is effectively removed by the catalytic carbon media.

At Muskoka Clean Water we have had great success with Hydrogen Peroxide treatment for iron and would love to talk to about how this may be the best solution for you.

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