WECO A33E-1354 Backwashing Filter with FerrIX™ A33E Anion-Exchange Resin for Selective Removal of Arsenic
- Solves arsenic contamination in well and municipal water supplies
- No chemicals needed
- Heavy-duty components for commercial and residential applications
- System automatically backwashes as needed
- Touch screen control valve
- Can be combined with other WECO filtration systems
WECO Backwashing Filter with FerrlX A33E for Arsenic Removal
The WECO Backwashing filter with FerrlX A33E resin is a Point-Of-Entry (POE) arsenic removal system for municipal and well water supplies. FerrlX A33E is a highly porous hybrid anion ion exchange resin infused with iron oxide for efficient, selective removal of arsenic. The porous bead structure maximizes the effeceincy of the infused iron reaction with arsenic. Superior bead strength prevents the formation of fines during the loading and service cycles. Pressure drop remains low and backwashing requirements are minimized. This reduces water use and prevents arsenic-laden fine discharge into the sewer. WECO backwashing filters are available in a variety of sizes. Please consult with WECO Technical Support for assistance in selecting the proper size filter to meet your water purification requirements.
Arsenic is a natural component of the earth’s crust and is widely distributed throughout the environment in the air, water and land. It is highly toxic in its inorganic form. People are commonly exposed to elevated levels of inorganic arsenic by drinking contaminated water and using contaminated water in food preparation. Long-term exposure to inorganic arsenic, mainly through drinking of contaminated water, eating of food prepared with this water can lead to chronic arsenic poisoning. Skin lesions and skin cancer are the most characteristic effects. Arsenic is also linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes and infant mortality, poor childhood health, and there is some evidence of negative impacts on cognitive development.
The WECO backwashing filter consists of a Structural Poly Glass™ pressure tank and a Fleck 5810 XTR2 touch screen controller. Structural Poly Glass™ is the ideal filter media tank for residential and industrial water filtration and conditioning duty. The pressure tank has an attractive stainless-steel outer jacket for good looks, and durability. This combination provides unmatched strength and chemical resistance for years of trouble-free service. The slim diameter makes installation easy in tight locations and does not take up a lot of floor space. The Fleck XTR2 controller is constructed of a fiber-reinforced polymer valve body for superior strength and durability. It is non-corrosive and UV-resistant. The controller uses an optical sensor for precision cycle positioning. The controller is easily programmed and user-friendly due to detailed screen descriptions, color LCD display, and familiar icons. The intuitive navigation is easy with a large LCD screen. The controller has an internal memory that remembers your settings during a power failure. It has a convenient Vacation Mode to save water when not in use. The password lock-out prevents unauthorized users from changing the settings. An audible alarm sounds if there is a controller error. Diagnostics can be downloaded via USB should the need arise. The Fleck XTR2 controller has feature rich diagnostics including:
- Current Flow Rate
- Peak Flow Rate (can be reset)
- Totalizer (can be reset)
- Last Regeneration
- Daily usage for last four weeks
- Software Version
- Number of Regenerations
- Regeneration Interval
- Usage since last regeneration
- Last program change
Water enters the top of the tank through the Fleck control valve and passes downward through the FerrlX A33E filter media. The WECO backwashing filter will clean itself periodically by rinsing away solid impurities that can plug the resin bed. The control valve automatically starts the backwash process. The backwash procedure is an operation where water passes backward through the filter media at a fast flow rate. It enters the tank at the bottom through the riser tube, then flows upward through the filter medium, exiting at the control valve and sent to waste. The rapid, turbulent upward waterflow, in addition to flushing away particulate matter, loosens and resettles the media bed, preparing it for another filtration cycle. The treated and conditioned water enters the riser tube at the bottom of the mineral tank, passing upward and exiting the filter through the control valve.
- Tested and Certified by the WQA to NSF/ANSI Standard 44 for Water Softener Performance.
- Tested and Certified by the WQA to NSF/ANSI Standard 372 for Lead Free Compliance.
NSF Tank Certifications:
- Safety factor: 4:1
- Minimum burst at 600 psi
- Tested to 100,000 cycles without leakage
Residential tanks 6"-16" in diameter are Certified to NSF 44
- Maximum operating pressure: 150 psi
- Maximum operating temperature: 120° F
Vessels tested and certified by the Water Quality Association (WQA) to NSF/ANSI Std. 44 for material safety and structural integrity requirements and Std. 372 for low lead compliance.
- Certified to NSF/ANSI 61 Standard
- Non-hazardous according to OSHA 29CFR 1910.1200
Valve Material Fiber-reinforced polymer
FLOW RATES (50 PSI INLET) – VALVE ALONE
Continuous (15 psi drop) 36 GPM
Cv (flow at 1 psi drop) 5.4
Max. Backwash (25 psi drop) 28 GPM
Adjustable Cycles Yes
Time Available XTR2: 0-240 minutes per cycle
Meter Accuracy .25 - 15 GPM +/-5%
Meter Capacity Range (gal.) LXT: volume calculated XTR2: 1-99,999,999
Control Head Installation
A300E Process Medium