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Iron Removal system “De-Iron”

The “DE-IRON” system is designed to remove high levels of dissolved iron, dissolved gases (hydrogen sulphide, carbon dioxide, methane, radon, etc), suspended and colloidal particles from groundwater without the use of chemical reagents and without any consumables.

The “DE-IRON” is the most economical, effective and environment-friendly groundwater treatment system on the market place with a proven track record of over 700 installations in Europe, North and South America, Australia, New Zealand and Africa.

The “DE-IRON” system has the following advantages over other iron removal systems:

  • No chemical reagents are used in the process
  • No electricity consumed in the process (only borehole pump runs)
  • No operating cost
  • Very low failure factor due to absence of mechanical or electrical devices
  • Very low maintenance
  • A very small amount of water is required for backwash
  • No sheltering required

The “DE-IRON” system has a number of unique features:

  • The system utilises a combination of three natural iron-removal techniques: oxidation by atmospheric oxygen, catalytic oxidation and biological oxidation – all performed in a single process, in a single unit.
  • The system uses polystyrene filtering media which does not need to be replaced.
  • There are no backwash pumps. Backwash is performed with a small volume of treated water within only a few minutes. Backwash process is based on gravity force.

Berkshire Golf Club, England, UK

The club uses groundwater for irrigation. High levels of iron in the water were blocking pipes and sprinkler heads, were causing unsightly rusty discolouration of the club equipment, and negatively affecting turfgrass.

The club installed Iron Removal System “De-IRON” in 2005 and has been enjoying the benefits of the successfully operating system.


The system provides reduction of iron from 5.6 mg/l down to 0.2 mg/l –satisfying drinking water standards.

The system treats 150 m3 of groundwater per day throughout the irrigation season. The use of groundwater for irrigation offers significant cost savings compared to water mains supply.


Coca-Cola Beverages, Belarus

Coca-Cola Beverages plant in Minsk uses groundwater for the production of bottled beverages. The quality of groundwater was suffering from high levels of iron and dissolved acidic gases.

Coca-Cola installed a 500 m3/day “De-IRON” system, which removed iron from 6.7 mg/l down to 0.1 mg/l.


The system is comprised of five standard 100m3/day units arranged in a modular parallel set-up to suit customer’s space considerations.

The systems operate in automatic mode, where backwash process is triggered by changing levels of water within the system and  is carried out by gravity force without any pumps or air blowers.

Infinity Fish Farm, Bargo, NSW, Australia

Infinity is the largest Barramundi fish farm in Australia. For many years the farm unsuccessfully tried various technologies and methods to deal with extremely high levels of iron in the groundwater. The farm had to truck in municipal water on a daily basis.

100 m3/day combined “De-IRON” and “De-MAGNUM” systems were installed at the site and instantly resolved the problem of clean safe water supply to the farm.


The systems remove 75 mg/l of iron and 4.2 mg/l of manganese from groundwater to non-detectable levels.

The systems were fabricated in Australia at a local plastics fabricating workshop from easily available materials within a very short period of time.

The systems do require any sheltering and perform well in all weather conditions.


Dairy Farm, Mount Vernon, WA, USA 

The dairy farm required safe clean water for the livestock and production processes.

The farm tried oxidation and ion-exchange technologies in the past, which failed to provide reliable, cost-effective solution to the problem of high levels of dissolved iron and dissolved acidic gases in the groundwater.

The farm installed a 500 m3/day Iron Removal “De-IRON” system, which was fabricated at a local metal workshop.

The system consistently removes 45 mg/l of iron down to 0.2 mg/l and also removes hydrogen sulphide, which very poisonous, corrosive gas with the characteristic foul odour of rotten eggs.

After a few months of system operation, the farm noticed an increase in milk production which was directly attributed to the significantly improved quality of water used for cattle feed.

Clean water also resolved the problem of unsightly rust stains in the process of equipment and barns washing.