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Pyrolox (for Iron Removal)

For iron, manganese and hydrogen sulfide removal. No regenerates required, backwash only. Will not remove orange iron, tannins or sulphur bacteria. 60 pound 1/2 cubic foot bag.



A naturally mined ore, Pyrolox is a mineral form of manganese
dioxide which has been used in water treatment for
more than 75 years. Pyrolox is a granular filtration media for
hydrogen sulfide, iron and manganese reduction. Pyrolox
functions as a catalyst, but itself remains relatively

Pyrolox works on a principle whereby the hydrogen sulfide,
iron and manganese are oxidized and trapped on the media
while simple backwashing cleans the bed. No chemical
regeneration is required, nothing is imparted into the drinking
water and Pyrolox has a high capacity for low contaminant

Pyrolox can be used in conjunction with aeration, chlorination, ozone or other pretreatment methods for difficult applications. Chlorine or other oxidants accelerate the catalytic

Because of its heavy weight, it is very important that Pyrolox filters are backwashed properly to insure adequate bed expansion and continued service life.

Effective reduction of iron, sulfur and manganese
Durable material with long service life and low annual
attrition of bed
No chemical regeneration required only periodic backwashing

Physical Properties:
Color: black
Bulk Density: 120 lbs./cu. ft.
Mesh Size: 8” x 20”
Effective Size: 0.51 mm
Uniform Coefficient: 1.7
Specific Gravity: 3.8

Conditions for Operation:
pH: 6.5 – 9.0
Bed depth: application dependent
Backwash flow rate: 25 – 30 gpm per sq. ft.
Backwash expansion: 15 – 30% of bed depth
Service flow rate: 5 gpm/sq. ft.
Freeboard: 40% of bed depth (min.)

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