Iron is mainly present in water in two forms 1) soluble ferrous iron or
insoluble ferric iron. Water containing ferrous iron is clear and colorless
because the iron is completely dissolved. When exposed to air the water can turn cloudy and a reddish brown color can begins
to form. This sediment is the oxidized or ferric form of iron that will not
dissolve in water.
The Dual Iron Water test will help you determine both the dissolved iron and the total iron levels in your water. This information will help water treatment professionals determine the most efficient removal of either form of iron. Determining type and levels will help to prevent fouling of resins, iron buildup in water heaters and softeners, reduce softening capacity and any unpleasant tastes, odor or staining that may occur with elevated levels of iron.
If you are performing testing to meet a regulatory requirement or if your results may be used for litigation purposes, please contact us for more information about testing packages designed for those purposes.