Manganese is the "M" in Terminox™ ISM. Manganese is a naturally occurring metal found in the earth's crust. It is often found in combination with iron and when it isn't causing issues with your water it's used as an industrial alloy to make stainless steel and it's also used in some pesticides.
As stated above, manganese is usually found in combination with iron and gets into your water the same way, through seepage into aquifers and wells. It can also find its way into water sources through pesticide pollution and other types of pollution from products that use manganese, such as industrial metal operations. Manganese is more commonly found with iron, finding manganese by itslef is much less common.
Terminox™ removes manganese. The Terminox™ media oxidizes and traps manganese, thus pulling it out of your water. The trapped manganese (along with iron, sulfur, etc) is then purged from the system through the scheduled backwashing.
0.05mg/l of manganese in your water is where you get staining, smells and tastes and it's the point where we recommend treatment. The Environmental Protection Agency's MCL (Maximum Contaminant Level) for manganese is also 0.05mg/l.
Manganese will turn your water to a black or brown color and will leave black stains on your water using appliances. Manganese will also have a "rotten egg" smell that's usually attributed to sulfur. If the "rotten egg" smell is present when the water is hot, then you most likely have a manganese problem. If manganese is present in the water it will taste bitter and metallic.
As stated above, the Terminox™ Iron Filter is the BEST way to remove manganese from your water. Check out some testimonials from actual Terminox™ customers. For more information check out the links on the right side of the page or if you'd like to, buy Terminox™ online or over the phone.Remember, Terminox™ is THE iron filter...
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