Filter Media Overview

Filter Media Operational Data


Cerapure-MAC is a proprietary blend (patent pending) of manganese dioxide, metal alloy and activated carbon permanently attached to a highly textured, ceramic granular substrate. It is ideal for iron oxidation & filtration; manganese oxidation & filtration; hydrogen sulfide removal; biologically active water; >90% removal of 5-micron particles.

Georgia Marble (Calcite) – To increase pH – In Stock

Georgia Marble is a brand name for high quality, potable water grade calcium carbonate.  Calcium carbonate increases the pH of acidic water.  The chief advantage of the Georgia Marble neutralizing media is its ability to dissolve slowly and not overcorrect the pH.

Filter Ag Plus® – Filtration Media – In Stock

Filter Ag Plus® is clinoptilolite, an environmentally friendly, all-natural media.  When used in deep bed filtration Filter Ag Plus® can reduce suspended solids down to 5 microns or less.

GreensandPlus™ – Iron Removal – In Stock

GreensandPlus is a proven technology for iron, manganese, hydrogen sulfide, and arsenic removal.  It is an exact replacement for Manganese Greensand. Unlike Greensand, GreensandPlus can regenerated with chlorine, not just potassium permanganate.

Pyrolox® Advantage – Iron Removal – In Stock

May be used as a direct replacement for GreensandPlus. Pyrolox Advantage is an engineered media which can be used to remove Ferris Iron (Clear Water Iron) and Manganese.

MetSorb® HMRG – Arsenic Reduction – In Stock

MetSorb HMRG is an effective low-cost adsorbent for the removal of heavy metals such as arsenic III, arsenic V and lead from drinking water.  Empty bed contact times (EBCT) as low as 10 seconds achieve high removal efficiencies.  There is a higher capacity and a lower level of ion interference than competitive iron and alumina based products.

Sand/Gravel – Filtration Media – In Stock

Sand is believed to have been the first filtration media.  For water treatment filtration, it must be washed, graded and certified for potable water use.   Silica sand from New Jersey is shipped world-wide.  Its sub-angular form is conducive to superior filtration.

KDF55/KDF85  – In Stock

KDF® Media are high-purity copper-zinc granules.  The REDOX, (exchange of electrons), reaction removes chlorine, hydrogen sulfide, soluble heavy metals and microorganisms from water.

Birm™ – Iron Removal –  In Birm

Birm™ is one of several medias which reduce iron and manganese.  Birm acts as the catalyst to enhance the reaction between dissolved oxygen and iron compounds.  This oxidative reaction changes soluble iron (clear water iron) Fe++ to Fe+++, insoluble iron.  Under the right conditions, there are no chemicals required for maintenance and regeneration is not required.

Anthracite –  Filtration Media

The anthracite coal used for filtration is primarily mined in Northeast Pennsylvania.  Anthracite is a harder and cleaner than bituminous coal making it an ideal component in filtration configurations.  (Bituminous coal is commonly used for the manufacture of activated carbon.)

Corosex® (Magnesium Oxide) – Increase pH – In Stock

“Mag Oxide”, on a per weight basis, can neutralize five times more acidity than calcium carbonate.  It is combined with Georgia Marble (calcium carbonate) in applications where the starting pH is lower than 5.5.  The combination of the two is generally referred to as “Low pH Mix” and comes in a variety of ratios.

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