You should consider yourself lucky if you have never encountered odorous water. It's one of the most frequent issues our clients before they switched to Netsol Water bring up. Whether you use well water or municipal water, it can still be unpleasant and unsettling to turn on the tap and smell something awful.
You might assume that your water supply has been poisoned if it smells like bleach, rotten eggs, fish, or simply something "wrong" in general. Perhaps, that is not the case. Don't worry; our water specialists can help you detect typical scents in drinking water or wastewater, evaluate what is causing them, and provide general advice on how to get rid of them permanently.
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 sources is blue-green algae. Average quantities of algae in the water provide a musty, peppery, or grassy odour. However, when concentrated more, it might emit a stronger rotten, fishy, or even medical smell.
Surface water sources typically have an odour because of decaying vegetation. Chlorine exposure to organic compounds in treated water sources might result in odour problems.
Common odours present in water
· Bleach or Chemical Odour
No one wants to drink water that tastes and smells like bleach. High quantities of chlorine, which is often not hazardous but can be unpleasant to smell,are most likely to blame for this odour.
· Rotten Eggs or Sewage-Like Odour
Typically, sulphur-bacteria that have gotten into your water supply is what causes a rotten egg or sewage-like smell, in your water.
· Earthy or Fishy Odour
Even though earthy/fishy smells are generally not harmful, many people are sensitive to them, even at very low concentrations.
· Gasoline or Fuel-Like Odour
These odours are uncommon, yet they can be dangerous. If you use public water, get in touch with the local health department and your water provider.
How to remove odour from water or wastewater?
· Water odour can be eliminated through treatment using activated carbon or oxidation-reduction.
· Another treatment option is aeration, which can be employed if the contaminants are gas sources, like hydrogen sulfide.
· The most popular oxidant for eliminating odour from water is chlorine, but it is only marginally effective.
· Potassium permanganate and oxygen are likewise only marginally efficient water treatment methods. The best oxidizers for removing odour from water are by far ozone and chlorine dioxide.
· The presence of organic compounds determines how well activated carbon treats water odour.
· A green sand filter or degasifier is a good substitute for the kind of odour control, if the stench is caused by H2S.
· Utilizing a unique manganese oxide coating, greensand filters convert hydrogen sulfide gas into hard sulfur minerals, which are then filtered away.
· Degasifiers work by eliminating hydrogen sulfide from water and reducing the odour of the water.
How can we assist?
The majority of drinking water and wastewater scents are not harmful, yet all of them are unpleasant.
In order to guarantee that your drinking water is free of silt, pollutants, aromas, and flavours, Netsol Water uses cutting-edge filtration and disinfection technology. Stop stressing and let Netsol's cutting-edge advanced technology take care of making your water fresh, clean, odour-free, and delicious.