New device eliminates rotten egg smell from well water
Berkeley Springs resident Tom Hall has invented a device called The Eliminator that removes rotten egg smell and iron from well water.
Hall, a former Superintendent of Water and Director of Public Utilities in Berkeley Springs, and currently the Chief Facilities Operator at the Martinsburg water works, has more than 30 years experience in the field.
According to Hall, The Eliminator is a device that fits into the well head and recycles well water down a 25 foot tube with de-gassing ports causing the water to be aerated. This aeration process evaporates the hydrogen-sulfide gas that causes the rotten egg smell and precipitates iron out of the water. Hall said a patent is pending on the device.
Hall explained that the device is a piggyback system that works in conjunction with the pump that is already in the well. The aeration system hangs from the existing cap of the well head. No additional external electric power is needed.
A "T" connection is installed that allows some of the water pumped from the well to filter back down the aeration tube where gas and iron are eliminated. In addition to eliminating hydrogen-sulfide gas, radon gas is also removed from the well water, Hall said.
The system does require some routine maintenance. The aeration tube will need to be cleaned occasionally using a garden hose due to iron buildup. The timing of these cleanings depends on the amount of iron in the well water. It can vary from every two months to once a year, Hall said.
For more information about The Eliminator, call Tom Hall at H & H Technologies, LTD. at 304-676-9698 or 800-451-1472.