Trouble Free Well Water!
Is Iron discoloring your water and staining your water appliances?
Iron, Manganese, and rust particles will discolor water and add a metallic taste to it. They will also leave brown, orange, or black stains on sinks, toilets, and other water appliances. They can also stain clothing and leave hair discolored. The O2Hydro can effectively remove up to 20 ppm of iron and 7 ppm of manganese.
Does your water smell like
Hydrogen Sulfide in the water can emit a sulphur odor that smells like rotten eggs. The O2Hydro can effectively remove up to 11 ppm of hydrogen sulfide, getting rid of the bad odors in the water.
Stop paying costly service and maintenance calls!
The O2Hydro is easily maintained. All parts and components are included so there are no hidden costs. The O2Hydro has a built in bypass so backwashing is simple and worry free. Save money by protecting your appliances from the negative effects of iron and manganese.
Get IRON FREE, Clean, Great Tasting Water
FROM EVERY FAUCET IN YOUR HOUSE!
For a more detailed explanation on how the O2Hydro works, please see the Tecnology page
How It Works
In a specifically designed sequence the O2Hydro processes the water using a patented mass transfer tube, multiple oxidation processes, multi -media depth filtration, and a customizable post filter.
Mass Transfer Tube
Aeration is the process of mixing air into water, causing dissolved materials such as iron and manganese to oxidize so that they can be readily filtered. The O2Hydro incorporates a patented mass transfer tube activated by a flow switch which allows the system to oxidize in real time, so that the aeration process occurs when water is in demand. In other systems the aeration process is only activated when the well pump is running, which may not necessarily cycle on when water is flowing to the home, and as a result not all the water is aerated.
The mass transfer tube injects air directly into the water and agitates it, creating countless, micro air bubbles. These micro air bubbles provide increased surface contact area, resulting in more rapid and thorough oxidation.
After being injected with air via the mass transfer tube, the water enters into the aeration tank where it undergoes a second oxidation process. Our aeration tank is equal in size to the media tank to further increase oxidation as opposed to systems using a smaller aeration tank, which reduces the contact time between oxygen and water.
In the aeration tank harmful gases (such as hydrogen sulfide, VOC's, radon, and methane) are expelled. Unlike many other aeration tanks, the O2Hydro aeration tank is fitted with an air vent on top which allows for continuous, real time air exchange. There is no need to drain the aeration tank.
The O2Hydro aeration process is designed to minimize the clogging of valves and reduction in water pressure.
Filtration Tank Housing Depth Filtration Media
Upon exiting the aeration tank the water enters the filtration tank which incorporates a proprietary depth filtration media package. The O2Hydro utilizes 4 different media with different filtering properties that are layered in a unique manner. It allows the water to saturate throughout the entire media package. In other system designs once the top level of media has been saturated with pollutants the water can no longer flow all the way through the entire media bed, preventing effective filtration.
The proprietary blend of media used in the O2Hydro will remove high levels of iron, manganese, sediment, and other contaminants to extremely low levels, providing clean, fresh water.
An additional benefit is that during the backwashing cycle the O2Hydro media package will automatically resettle in the same configuration, maintaining the integrity of the filtration process.
After the media tank there is a 5 micron post filter for further filtration. Alternatively, the post filter can house specific media to address additional concerns and provides the capability to chlorine shock the plumbing system.
If there is already a noticeable odor in the home’s water, upon installation of the O2Hydro, the 5 micron filter can be temporarily removed and a measure of chlorine can be added to the post filter. Once the water is running without any unpleasant odor, the 5 micron filter can be reinserted.
|O2Hydro||Crystal Quest||Aquasana Rhino
|Pelican (WF4)||Pure Water Products
|Max Iron (ppm)||20||10||2||10||Not given||15|
|Max Hyrdrogen Sulfide (ppm)||11||Not given||2||Not given||Not extra media||7|
|Max Manganese (ppm)||7||5||Not given||Not given||Not given||3|
|Removal of Radon Gas||Yes||Not given||Not given||Not given||Not given||Not given|
|Removal of Methane Gas||Yes||Not given||Not given||Not given||Not given||Not given|
|Operates in pH Range||5.0 - 9.0||7.5 - 8.5||Not given||Not given||6.8 +||6.8 +|
|Effective Flow Rate (gpm)||10||11||7||Not given||Not given||6|
|Depth Filter Media Package||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|Real Time Air Injection Pump||Yes||No||No||No||Yes||No|
|Mass Transfer Tube||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|Chemicals Needed||No||No||No||Yes, chlorine||No||No|
|Includes Post Filter||Yes||Yes||No||No||Add-on||No|
|Continuous Air Turnover||Yes||No||No/td>||No||Yes||No|
Warranty & Specifications
• The O2Hydro carries a 5 year manufacturer’s warranty on tanks and components.
O2Hydro Dual Tank System
• Each tank is 10" x 54".
• The completely assembled system is 46"w x 16"d x 62"h.
• Includes everything depicted int the "Overview" tab.
O2Hydro Single Tank System
• Each tank is 10" x 54".
• The completely assembled system is 10"w x 16"d x 62"h.
• Includes One tank, Mass Transfer Tube, Control Valve, and Bypass.
|Max Iron (ppm)||20||12|
|Max Hydrogen Sulfide (ppm)||11||7|
|Max Manganese (ppm)||7||4|
|Operates in pH Range||5.0 - 9.0*||6.0 - 8.5*|
|Effective Flow Rate (ppm)||10||10|
* In the presence of gases, the effective pH range of operations is 6.0 - 8.5.
** No Aeration tank included.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are some of the most common problems with well water?
While private wells are unique and may have specific contaminants; iron, hydrogen sulfide, and manganese are common contaminants present in a predominant number of private wells.
What does aeration mean?
Aeration is the process of mixing air into water. The aeration process oxidizes the iron particles and other contaminants within the water so that they can be readily filtered.
What are the most important factors in the aeration process?
The more surface contact there is with the air bubbles the more effective the aeration process. Through the use of the mass transfer tube, the O2Hydro injects countless, micro air bubbles into the water in real time so there is an abundant amount of surface area for the aeration process to be highly effective. Utilizing extremely small bubbles increases the rate of gas transfer (aeration) due to the higher contact surface area.
How does the O2Hydro know when to turn on/off?
The O2Hydro contains a flow switch which automatically activates the air pump when there is a demand for water in the house and shuts off the air pump once water has stopped flowing. This allows for oxidation in real time.
How does the system backwash itself?
Just set the timer on the control head for the desired time to backwash and the O2Hydro will automatically backwash itself at that specific time.
What are some of the features that differentiate the O2Hydro from the competition?
The mass transfer tube which oxidizes the water in real time, provides for more surface contact, and creates a “scrubbing” which causes the air bubbles to continuously move throughout the water. The O2Hydro’s aeration tank is just as large as the media tank, which again, allows for more effective aeration. The proprietary depth filtration package automatically resettles and layers properly after backwashing. The media get 100% bed expansion during backwashing so that they are thoroughly backwashed and cleaned. The O2Hydro contains a built in bypass system and a customizable post filter.
How do I get more information?
To receive more information on the O2Hydro please fill out the form on this webpage and a local dealer will gladly respond as soon as possible.
How do I purchase an O2Hydro?
To purchase an O2Hydro, call 1.888.234.9376 to speak with one of our knowledgeable and friendly sales representatives.