Pyrolox Media - 0.5 cu ft
- Ships within 1-2 days
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
Pyrolox is rated for 5 GPM service flow per SQUARE foot of tank area
Pyrolox requires 25-30 GPM per SQUARE foot of tank area for backwashing
Pyrolox is a granular water filtration media used for the removal of hydrogen sulfide, iron and manganese. A naturally mined ore, Pyrolox has been used in water treatment for more than 75 years. Through a natural chemical reaction, Pyrolox has the ability to help produce clean, high-quality water. Pyrolox filter media works by oxidizing iron, manganese and hydrogen sulfide in problem water. Trapped particulate is then removed from the media bed during the backwash cycle. To maintain and further augment the long-term performance and removal capacity of the media, an oxidant feed of some type is recommended. This will maintain the media and enhance removal capacity. Chlorine injection (options include chlorine, sodium hypochlorite, or calcium hypochlorite) immediately up stream of the filter feed is a simple way to meet this recommendation. Other acceptable oxidants include air injection, potassium permanganate, sodium permanganate, etc. Hydrogen peroxide is specifically prohibited for use as an oxident. It is important that Pyrolox media is backwashed properly to ensure adequate bed expansion and continued service life. It is recommended that Pyrolox be installed with an underbed and be backwashed daily.
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
|Operation Conditions||Physical Properties|
|Service Flow||5 GPM/ft²||Physical Form||Granular|
|Freeboard||40% (minimum)||Screen Size||20 x 40|
|Backwash Rate||25-30 GPM/ft² @ 60°F||Bulk Density||120 lb/cubic feet|
|Bed Depth||18" Minimum||Odor & Taste||none|
|pH Range||6.5 - 9.0||Standard Package||1/2 cubic feet bags (60 lb)|
|Removal Capacity||Life Expectancy|
|Iron||up to 10ppm||Manufacturer:||Essentially unlimited for low contaminant concentrations|
|Hydrogen Sulfide||up to 4ppm||Typical Results||4-5 years average dependant on contaminate levels, backwash flow rates, and backwash frequency|
|Manganese||up to 4ppm|
Service flow rate is the manufacturers recommendation for maximum contaminant removal at a constant flow for media alone. Intermittent flow rate and/or lower contaminant 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.