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Big Iron Drilling Ltd

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1-800-Big Iron (244-4766)

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NOTE 1

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NOTE 2

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Give us a call and one of our local representatives will test your water for free and recommend a viable solution.

NOTE 3

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Water Treatment or Water Wells, please call our toll free number at:

1-800-Big Iron (244-4766)

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Facultative bacteria

Bacteria that can live under aerobic or anaerobic conditions.

Fermentation

The conversion of organic matter to methane, carbon dioxide and other molecules by anaerobic bacteria.

Ferric Iron

Iron that is oxidized in water and is visible. Also called red water iron.

Ferrous Iron

Iron that is dissolved in water. Also called clear water iron.

Filter medium

The permeable material that separates solids from liquids passing through it.

Filtrate

A liquid that has passed through the filter medium.

Filtration

Separation of a solid and a liquid by using a porous substance that only lets the liquid pass through.

First draw

The water that comes out when a tap is first opened. It is likely that is has the highest level of lead contamination from weathering of pipelines.

Fission

Reproduction of microrganisms by means of cell division.

Floc

A flocculent mass that is formed in the accumulation of suspended particles. It can occur naturally, but is usually induced in order to be able to remove certain particles from wastewater.

Flocculation

The accumulation of destabilized particles and micro flakes, and subsequently the formation of sizeable flakes. One must ad another chemical called flocculent in order to facilitate the formation of flakes called flocs.

Floodplain

The flat or nearly flat land along a river or stream that is covered by water during a flood.

Flotation

A solids-liquid or liquid-liquid separation procedure, which is applied to particles of which the density is lower than that of the liquid they are in. there are three types: natural, aided and induces flotation.

Flow

The discharge rate of a resource, expressed in volume during a certain period of time.

Flow augmentation

The addition of water to meet flow needs.

Flux

The rate at which a Reverse Osmosis Membrane allows water to pass through it.

Fouling

The deposition of organic matter on the membrane surface, which causes inefficiencies.

Fragmentation

The subdivision of a solid in fragments. The fragments will then adhere to the nearest surface.

Freezing

The change of a liquid into a solid as temperature decreases. For water, the freezing point is 0 degrees Celsius.

Freshwater

Water containing less than 1 mg/l of dissolved solids of any type.

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Big Iron Drilling Ltd
4450 Eleniak Road NW
Edmonton, AB T6B 2S1
TEL:(780) 433-2555 | TOLL FREE: 1-800-BIG-IRON (24 Hours) | FAX:(780) 431-1091

HOURS

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday – Closed

Sunday – Closed

Statutory Holidays - Closed

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