If you have never encountered stinky water, you should count yourself lucky. It's one of the most typical problems that clients who converted to Netsol Water raise. It can be uncomfortable and disturbing to turn on the tap and smell something nasty, whether you use well water or city water.
If your water smells like chlorine, rotten eggs, fish, or just anything "off," you could conclude that it has been tainted. Maybe it's not the case. Don't worry; our water experts can assist you in identifying common odours in drinking water, determining what is producing them, and offering broad guidance on how to permanently get rid of them.
Sources of odour
Minerals that have been polluted and are present in the water can produce odours, such as salty-tasting water or hydrogen sulphide's rotten-egg odour. One of the common causes of odour in drinking water as well as wastewater sources is blue-green algae. There could be a musty, peppery, or grassy smell in the water if there is an average amount of algae present.
However, if it is concentrated more, a more rotting, fishy, or even medicinal smell may come through. Surface water sources can smell due to decomposing plants. Organic compounds in sources of treated water may develop odour issues, as a result of chlorine exposure.
Water quality issues
Water odours typically indicate the presence of hydrogen sulfide, which can damage pipes since it dissolves a variety of metals and leaves behind dark stains on fabric. Even, while it may taste unpleasant, drinking water that smells strongly like rotten eggs, usually doesn't make you sick to your stomach. Despite this, sewage or other impurities occasionally produce the stench in water, which can cause health issues when inhaled by people.
Common Water Odours
1. Odour of rotten eggs and sewage: Typically, a sulphur bacterium that has gotten into your water supply is what causes a rotten egg, or sewage-like smell in your water.
2. Fishy-Earthy Smell: Many people are sensitive to earthy/fishy scents, even at extremely low concentrations, despite the fact that they are typically not dangerous.
3. Chemical-Bleach Odour: The scent of bleach in your drinking water is disturbing. Water that tastes and stinks like a pool is not something anyone wants to drink! The most likely cause of this odour is a high concentration of chlorine, which is frequently not dangerous but can be unpleasant to smell.
4. Gasoline-like smells: Although, they are not prevalent, fuel or gasoline smells can be extremely hazardous.
How to odour control in wastewater?
Aeration is a treatment strategy that can be used if the contaminants are gas sources, like hydrogen sulfide.
1- Both activated carbon and oxidation-reduction can be used to remove water odour.
2- Chlorine is the most widely used oxidant for eliminating odour from water, however it is only moderately efficient.
3- The effectiveness of activated carbon in removing water odour depends on the presence of organic components. If the stink is brought on by H2S, a degasifier or green sand filter are suitable alternatives.
. Greensand filters transform hydrogen sulfide gas into hard sulfur minerals, using a special manganese oxide coating, which are subsequently filtered away.
. Degasifiers function by taking hydrogen sulfide out of water and lessening overall odour.
4- Both oxygen and potassium permanganate are only slightly effective as water purifiers. Ozone and chlorine dioxide are by far the finest oxidizers for eliminating odour from water.
How can we assist?
The majority of drinking water scents are unharmful, yet all of them are unpleasant. Switch to a Netsol Water filtering system if the aforementioned alternatives appear, overly difficult or time-consuming.
In order to guarantee that your drinking water is free of silt, pollutants, aromas, and off flavours, Netsol uses cutting-edge filtration and sanitization technology. Stop stressing and let our cutting-edge filtration technology, take care of making your water fresh, clean, and delicious.