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Arsenic (As) enters drinking water supplies from natural deposits in the earth or from agricultural and industrial practices. Surface arsenic-related pollutants enter the groundwater system by gradually moving with the flow of groundwater from rains, melting snow, etc. Arsenic won’t affect the taste or smell of drinking water enough to call attention to such contamination. Like many contaminants in drinking water, arsenic is potentially hazardous at levels or concentrations that do not impart a noticeable taste, odor, or appearance of the water.
Arsenic is not easily dissolved in water. Therefore, if it is found in a water supply, it usually comes from mining or metallurgical operations or from runoff from agricultural areas where materials containing arsenic were used as industrial poisons. Arsenic and phosphate easily substitute for one another chemically, therefore commercial grade phosphate can have some arsenic in it. Arsenic is highly toxic and has been classified by the U.S. EPA as a carcinogen, which was derived from toxicity considerations rather than carcinogenicity.
Information about arsenic in water can be found on the US Environmental Protection Agency website.
Single Stage Function: Water flows through King Water Filtration’s proprietary arsenic resin. Iron oxide-based selective resin media is a nano-particle based selective resin designed to remove arsenic (arsenate and arsenite) from the water. Our arsenic resin combines a unique formula based on hydrous iron oxide nanoparticles that have a very high affinity for arsenic with a durable structure that is resistant to crumbling. This media blend will enhance system effectiveness and also control scale and bacterial growth.