Rotten Egg Smell

a) Manganese green-sand filter up to 6 ppm H2S with pH not lower than 6.7

b) Over 6 ppm H2S constant chlorination by filtration / dechlorination

c) Open aeration followed by oxidizing-catalyst filter

The water should be tested at the source for H2S determination as the gas escapes rapidly.


Locate and eliminate seepage. Activated carbon will adsorb oil and gasoline (most hydrocarbons) on a short term basis. Airstrip with (40:1 air/water ratio) followed by 2 ft3 carbon units in series

Aromatic, Fishy, Earthy, or Woody Smell

a) Activated carbon type filter, or

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