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Calcite

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Calcite (for Acid Neutralization)

$61.60
$47.00

 

Calcite

Acidic waters on contact with Calcite slowly dissolve the calcium

carbonate media to raise the pH which reduces the
potential leaching of copper, lead and other metals found in
typical plumbing systems. Periodic backwashing will prevent
packing and maintain high service rates. Depending on pH
and service flow, the Calcite bed will have to be periodically
added to as the dissolved calcite de pletes.
As the Calcite's calcium carbonate neutralizes the water, it
will increase hardness and a softener may become necessary
after the neutralizing filter.

Advantages:
High uniformity coefficient for maximum contact for controlled
pH correction
Slower reacting
Inexpensive


Physical Properties:
Color - Near White
Density - 100 lbs./cu. ft.
Composition - CaCO3, 95% minimum
- MgCO3, 3.0% maximum


Conditions for Operation:
pH - 5 - 6
Bed Depth - 24 - 30 in.
Backwash Rate - 8-12 gpm. sq. ft.
Backwash Bed Expansion - 35% of bed depth
Service Flow Rate - 3 -6 gpm/sq. ft. invariably give satisfactory
results but may be modified in view of local conditions.


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