Iron and manganese removal

Katalox-Light®: Advanced Catalytic Filter Media


Media Description: High content 10% gamma Manganese dioxide (MnO2) coated ZEOSORB

Katalox-Light® Removal methods:
1. Mechanical Filtration (fine particles, TSS, Turbidity etc.)
2. Catalytic precipitation and sorption (Fe, Mn, Cu, Pb etc.)
3. Adsorbtion (flocculant formation and adsorption of As, Heavy Metals, Radionuclides)

Filtration (≤ 3 µm) of:
♦ Total Suspended Solids
♦ Sediments
♦ Turbidity
♦ Organics
♦ Colour (some, organic)
♦ Odour
Removal of:
♦ Iron (Inlet conc. up to. 100 mg/L)
♦ Manganese (Inlet conc. up to 20 mg/L)
♦ Arsenic
♦ Hydrogen sulfide
♦ Uranium, Radium
♦ Heavy Metals
♦ Radionuclide
Best features:
• WQA Certified to meet ANSI/NSF 61 standard for Drinking Water applications
• Very high surface area
• High MnO2 coating (10%)
• Contains NO crystalline Silica
• No mandatory dosing required
• Light weight media – saves backwash water
• Replacement frequency every 7-10 years


Breakthrough in Iron removal Technology!
No Chemical Dependency !

Real installations from different part of the world have been reported to remove high amounts of iron. In a few extreme cases multi-stage Katalox-Light filtration systems have been used without the use of any chemicals to remove iron with inlet concentration of as high as 60 – 100 mg/L (ppm).

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    Our high efficiency iron/manganese removal technology  is based on Manganese Dioxide catalytic  conversion  into higher valence insoluble oxy-hydroxides that are then filtered out with an automated backwash filter. The filtrationmedia used for that purpose is DMI-65.

    The DMI-65 is the most sophisticated catalytic water filtration media that has extremely high capabilities of removing both Iron (Fe) and Manganese (Mn) simultaneously through low cost catalytic oxidation and retention of precipitate.  The DMI-65 will also remove arsenic from a water supply given the correct conditions.

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