Catalytic Carbon Media - 1 cu ft

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Product Features

1 cubic foot Centaur Catalytic Carbon

Synthetic carbon media for hydrogen sulfide, iron, and a wide range of tastes, chemicals, and odors.

Removes up to 10 ppm Iron

Causes red/orange staining with levels as low as 0.3 ppm. Treats both ferrous (clear water or dissolved) and ferric (red water or oxidized) iron.

Removes up to 10 ppm Hydrogen Sulfide

The cause of rotten egg odor. Incorrectly referred to as sulfur most of the time.

Removes Chloramine

A chemical commonly used to disinfect municipal water supplies. Prolonged exposure can lead to health problems. Catalytic carbon provides more effective removal than standard carbon

Removes Chemicals

Removes a wide range of chemicals including chlorine, herbicides, pesticides, THM and MTBE

2-3.3 GPM/cubic feet Service Flow

Catalytic Carbon service flows vary depending on target contaminate:
Hydrogen Sulfide - 3.3 GPM/cubic feet
Iron - 2 GPM/cubic feet
Chloramine - 2.5 GPM/cubic feet

10 GPM/ft² Backwash Flow

Catalytic Carbon requires 10 GPM per SQUARE foot of tank area for backwashing

Product Description

Catalytic carbon media for treatment of hydrogen sulfide, iron, chloramine, and other tastes, odors and chemicals. Amount of media needed can be determined by tank size.

8"x44" Tank - 0.5 cubic foot

9"x48" Tank - 1 cubic foot

10"x54" Tank - 1.5 cubic feet

12"x48" Tank - 2 cubic feet

13"x54" Tank - 3 cubic feet

More Info

Operation Conditions Physical Properties
pH Range Wide Range Color black
Service Flow 2-3.3 GPM/cubic feet Physical Form Granular
Freeboard 50%(min) Mesh Size 12 x 40
Backwash Rate 10 GPM/ft² Bulk Density 28 lb/cubic feet
Bed Depth 26"-30" Moisture as packed Max 5%
Ash Content Max 4% Standard Package 1 cubic foot bags (28 lb)
Iodine Number 1,000 mg/g EBCT Min. 3 Minutes
Media LifeDissolved Oxygen 4 ppm
Typical Results 4-5 years, depending on contaminate levels, backwash flow rates, backwash frequency, water chemistry, and water use
Service Flows
Service flow rate is the rate (in gallons per minute) at which the media can effectively treat your water. The listed number is the manufacturers recommend rate for maximum neutralization. Higher flow rates MAY be possible in situations where slightly acidic water is desired/acceptable or where incoming water is not very acidic to begin with.

Backwash Flow Rates
The backwash flow rate is the minimum rate that MUST be available to ensure proper backwashing and peak system performance. The number shown is the manufacturers recommend rate. Please note that lower backwash rates MAY be used, but system performance my be reduced.
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3 Reviews

  • 5
    catalytic carbon

    Posted by robert wadkins on Jun 4 2021

    seems to be working fine

  • 5
    What a difference!

    Posted by Kirie Smith on Apr 9 2021

    After months of struggling with sulfur well water, I was recommended this product by your extremely helpful staff...and it WORKED! I can actually drink water from the faucet! After months of dealing with sulfur well water, I was recommended this product by your extremely helpful staff...and it worked! So well, in fact, that I can now drink from the faucet! Thank you!!

  • 5
    Does the job!

    Posted by ED in Florida on Aug 3 2014

    Shipping was fast and packaged well. Does an effective job with my well water system.

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