For removal of iron, hydrogen sulfide (sulfur), and manganese
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.
The cause of rotten egg odor. Incorrectly referred to as sulfur most of the time.
Can cause black slime buildup in toilet tanks and may impart a metallic taste to the water
Filox* is rated for 6 GPM service flow per FULL CUBIC foot of media
Filox* requires 12-15 GPM per SQUARE foot of tank area for backwashing
Highly refined manganese dioxide provide the highest removal capabilities of iron and hydrogen sulfide without the use of air or chemical injection. Excellent flow rates make Filox* one of the best medias for iron, sulfur, and manganese removal. 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
Note: Sizing not applicable to Air Injection systems. For sizing air injection systems, remove 0.5 cubic foot for your tank size, e.g. a 10"x54" Air Injection system only uses 1 cubic foot of media
|Operation Conditions||Physical Properties|
|Active Ingredient||Min. 75% Manganese Dioxide||Color||grey-black|
|Service Flow||6 GPM/cubic feet||Physical Form||Granular|
|Freeboard||30%-50%||Screen Size||12 x 40|
|Backwash Rate||12-15 GPM/ft² @ 60°F||Bulk Density||114 lb/cubic feet|
|Bed Depth||20" Minimum||Odor & Taste||none|
|pH Range||6.3 - 9.0||Standard Package||1/2 cubic feet bags (57 lb)|
|Removal Capacity||Life Expectancy|
|Iron||up to 15ppm||Manufacturer:||Essentially unlimited for low contaminant concentrations|
|Hydrogen Sulfide||up to 7ppm||Typical Results||4-5 years average dependant on contaminate levels, backwash flow rates, and backwash frequency|
|Manganese||up to 3ppm|
Service flow rate is the manufacturers recommendation for maximum contaminate removal at a constant flow for media alone. Intermittent flow rate and/or lower contaminate levels MAY allow higher treatment flow rates.
Backwash Flow Rates
The backwash flow rate is the minimum rate that MUST be available to ensure proper backwashing and adequate media life. While lower flows can be used and MAY provide adequate results, media life may be significantly reduced.
Filox is the most widely known brand name for filtration media containing a minimum of 75% manganese dioxide. Other brand names shipped may include (but are not limited to): Catalox, Terminox, and MangOx, all containing a minimum of 75% manganese dioxide.
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This media is amazing. I have a high iron content in my well water. It would stain everything and tasted terrible. Now it is as clear as bottled water and I can taste my coffee again.
The Filox media works very well at removing iron from our water. We have between 15 and 20 ppm iron and never have iron problems. I give it only 4 stars because it is so finely ground that after about 24 months, it has traveled through the garnet and plugged up the intake. Which requires cleaning the tank and replacing the media.
We have 15ppm iron in our water. This means we need a robust system. This system is the first (and NOT the most expensive) that has cleaned our water. The filox medium is good for about three years. Most definitely a five star investment.
This media seems to be the best and Abundant Flow has it priced the best of any place I could find.
We have been using this and it works great. It's time to replenish, and I have no problem buying and using it again.