Katalox Light



Media Description

High content(10%) gamma Manganese dioxide (MnO2) coated ZEOSORB

Katalox-Light® Removal methods:

1. Mechanical Filtration (fine particles, TSS, Turbidity etc.)
2. Catalytic precipitation and sorption (Fe, Mn, Cu, Pb etc.)
3. Adsorbtion (flocculant formation and adsorption of As, Heavy Metals, Radionuclides)

Filtration (≤ 3 µm) of:

♦ Total Suspended Solids
♦ Sediments
♦ Turbidity
♦ Organics
♦ Colour (some, organic)
♦ Odour

Removal of:

♦ Iron (Inlet conc. up to. 100 mg/L)
♦ Manganese (Inlet conc. up to 20 mg/L)
♦ Arsenic
♦ Hydrogen sulfide
♦ Uranium, Radium
♦ Heavy Metals
♦ Radionuclide

Best features:

♦ WQA Certified to meet ANSI/NSF 61 standard for Drinking Water applications
♦ Very high surface area
♦ High MnO2 coating (10%)
♦ Contains NO crystalline Silica
♦ No mandatory dosing required
♦ Light weight media – saves backwash water
♦ Replacement frequency every 7-10 years


Breakthrough in Iron

Removal Technology!

Real installations from different part of the world have been reported to remove unchallenged amounts of iron. In a few extreme cases multi-stage Katalox-Light filtration systems have been used without the use of any chemicals to remove iron with inlet concentration of as high as 60 – 100 mg/L (ppm).

These astounding findings are being further investigated to find the co-relations between removal limit and underlying ORP, pH and other possible governing characteristics.

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fracking wastewater

Advanced Features

of Katalox-Light | Advanced Applications


Reducing radionuclide waste in fracking wastewater

Industrial waste water:

Reducing radionuclide waste in fracking wastewater

Cooling tower re-circulation

Dramatically reducing the blow-down water and using part of it in re-circulation process

Reverse Osmosis Pre-treatment

Increasing the membrane life-span 3-4 times more

Removal of Arsenic

by the method of

Radionuclide removal



Why Katalox-Light is

“The Best” compared to other products in the market

Much higher gamma Manganese coating (10%) for better filtration, more service life, while keeping the bulk density close to the density of water 1000 kg/m³ (Katalox-Light Bulk Density: 1060 kg/m³) .

Heavier the media requires higher backwash rates and extra pumps (Energy) to backwash. Velocity of 60 – 98 m/h (25 – 40 gpm/ft²) Backwash and rinse rate is normal for Heavier medias.

 Katalox LightBirmGreensand Plus
Bulk DensitySI1060 kg/m3800 kg/m31425 kg/m3
US66 lb/ft350 lb/ft389 lb/ft3
Mesh SizeUS14 x 309 x 3518 x 60
Operational pH5.8 – 10.56.8 – 9.06.2 – 8.5
Freeboard40 %50 %50 %
Service flowSI4 – 8 gpm/ft23.5 – 5 gpm/ft23 – 5 gpm/ft2
Filtration< 3 micronsNot a FilterNo
Backwash flowSI10 – 12 gpm/ft210 – 12 gpm/ft210 – 12 gpm/ft2
US25 – 30 m/h25 – 30 m/h25 – 30 m/h
Coating MnO210 %0.5%1%
Treat Iron and ManganeseHigh CapacityVery LimitedLimited
Media CoreZeosorbQuartz Sand