The oxidation to sulfur (Eq 1) is an instantaneous primary reaction. A frequent contributor to the odor problem is the ion-exchange water softener. water heater tank with a chlorine bleach solution may be sufficient.
Why a brand-new hot water heater can create this prob-lem!) If the rotten egg odor is only present in your hot The rotten egg odor is a natural process involving sulfur, a common sul-fate-reducing bacteria, and corrosion. Corrosion
Your Water May Have Iron and Sulfur. If your water has the odor of rotten eggs, if there are iron stains on your sinks and bathtubs of course, your water heater will beneﬁt from having reduced iron and sulfur, adding years to the life of major
Reaction between sulfur, bacteria and electrons. Sulfates and a nonharmful bacteria are naturally found your hot water heater, you can control the odor problem. Recommended steps foR eliminating odoR: Flush out the sediment (a breeding ground for bacteria) in
water heater. Iron and sulfur bacteria can interact with the anode rod in water nese and/or “ro ©en‐egg” sulfur odor “H2S”
sulfur reducing bacteria. These bacteria feed on source of the rotten egg odor. Water heaters are fitted with a magnesium rod to inhibit corrosion of the heater. the hot water heater and will likely void the manufac-turers warranty.
Dissolved oxygen present), sulfur compounds are reduced to odor-producing hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and other compounds. corrosion protection of most water heater tanks can produce an environment that is ideal for the production of hydrogen sulfide gas.
FLUSHING YOUR WATER HEATER TO REMOVE THE ROTTEN EGG ODOR The electro galvanic action of the cladding material releases hydrogen from the water. If sulfur or any of its’ combinations are present in the water the two will combine and produce hydrogen sulfide.
When Your Hot Water Smells Like “Rotten Eggs” (Sulfur smell) water heater, you need to raise the water temperature above 140 degrees for 8 hours. Bacteria die out at temperatures above 140 degrees. Anode Rod/Water Odor Author: WO1
water heater (this includes gasoline, heating oils, lighter fluid, propane, etc.). hydrogen to create an odor when it interacts with sulfur in the water or bacteria in the tank. Replacing the magnesium anode rod with an aluminum anode may minimize the
The rotten egg or sulfur odor and proceed to correct the problem. Since hydrogen sulfide is a gas that is dissolved in water and can vaporize (escape) from it, laboratory reduce the odor. Replacing the water heater’s magnesium
If there is a sulfur, or “rotten-egg” odor in the cold water, then you can use Check for normal water heater operation. 4.2 If the Odor Returns to the Hot Water After this procedure is completed, the odor will be eliminated. If it returns