Primarily nuisance contaminants, iron and manganese can cause a headache for residents, industrial customers and even municipalities. Here’s how AdEdge Water Technologies can help.

In the United States, iron and manganese are some of the most common culprits of groundwater contamination. Typically considered nuisance contaminants, these naturally occurring elements can cause staining, discoloration and taste issues for municipal residents as well as problems with boiler feeds, cooling towers and industrial remediation for industrial and commercial customers. Even municipal wastewater systems can experience buildup of these elements in waterlines and pumps.

Although problematic in other respects, neither element causes adverse health problems, even in high concentrations. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considers both elements as secondary contaminants, and has recommended secondary maximum contaminant levels of .3 mg/L for iron and .05 mg/L for manganese.

The AdEdge treatment solution
AdEdge Water Technologies uses AD26 oxidation/filtration media or ADGS+ coagulation/filtration media for the removal of these contaminants. These processes allow for significantly higher flow rates per square foot of media, less backwashing and small footprint systems, which leads to lower capital and operating costs.

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AdEdge has installed hundreds of systems with both types of media throughout the country. In the village of Corona, New Mexico, the AD26 system drastically reduced iron and manganese levels that were making washing dishes, doing laundry and taking a shower difficult. Another AD26 system, at the McGraw Hill data center in East Windsor, New Jersey, receives water nearly 22 hours per day to treat up to 110 gpm, which keeps iron and manganese levels below treatment goals.

In Aurora, Oregon, AdEdge started up a system using ADGS+ media to treat an iron and manganese contamination, as well as elevated arsenic levels. The system has since reduced all three contaminants to well below the treatment goals.

What is the AdEdge advantage?

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  • High filtration rates while maintaining a small footprint.
  • Capable of treating water with flow rates ranging from 5 gpm to 5 mgd.
  • Hundreds of iron and manganese solutions throughout the United States, Canada and Latin America.
  • Superior handling properties, stability, and NSF 61 certification.
  • Long media life – typically more than 10 years before replacement.
  • Highly catalytic/oxidative activity for co-precipitation.

About AdEdge Water Technologies
Headquartered just north of Atlanta, Georgia, AdEdge Water Technologies specializes in the design, development, manufacturing and supply of innovative water treatment solutions that remove contaminants from process or aqueous streams. AdEdge offers a full range of conventional and innovative treatment technologies to achieve trough standards including adsorption, coagulation, ion exchange, biofiltration and membrane-based solutions. For more information, call 866/8ADEDGE or visit

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