Katalox Light is the perfect replacement media for Pyrolox, Filox, and other Manganese Dioxide Media. This media is based on Zeosorb (a high purity natural Aluminosilicate microcrystalline mineral) with a special process impregnated and then coated with MnO2 that can filter particles as small as 2-3 microns. The coating acts as a protective agent for the impregnated substance.
The granules have an angular shape, rough, high micro-porous surface to filter water down to 2-3 microns. The rough surface and very high porosity provide a huge surface area for efficient reduction of dirt, silt and suspended solids. Its structure features less pressure loss, high service and flow rates and high bed loading combined with lower back wash frequency. Arsenic, Iron, Manganese, H2S and other metal removal is a simple system that needs no potassium permanganate (KMnO4) or chlorine.
This media can be operated at the flow rate of 12 gmp/sq. ft (30 m/h) with a single pressure vessel with and it requires only 5 - 10 minutes backwash time with the flow rate of 5.5 gpm/sq. ft (13m/h).
• Certified to NSF/ANSI 61 standards.
• Bulk Density: 66 lbs/Cubic Foot.
• pH Operating Range: 5.8-10.5
• Filters Down to 2-3 microns
• Service Flow: 6-12 gpm/Sq. Foot