Katalox Light – Iron and Manganese Removal


Advanced filter media made of zeolite coated with high manganese dioxide (MnO2) content (10%).

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Katalox Light

Katalox Light is a catalytic filter media for iron, manganese and hydrogen sulfide removal.

What is Katalox Light?

Katalox Light is an advanced filter media developed in Germany. Its composition makes it one of the best contemporary filter media for water treatment.

Katalox Light is used in numerous residential, commercial, industrial and municipal systems around the world for high level filtration, color and odor removal, removal of iron, manganese and hydrogen sulfide, efficient reduction of arsenic, zinc, copper, lead, radium, uranium and other radioisotopes and heavy metals.

The high concentration of MnO2 in the surface coating of Katalox Light (10%) is the biggest advantage compared to other similar product on the market. This makes oxidation and co-precipitation of contaminants much more effective. To remove a large concentration of contaminants it is recommended to use H2O2 as an oxidant, which will accelerate catalytic oxidation on the surface of the filter media. Other conventional oxidizing agents such as chlorine and potassium permanganate can be used if required.

Katalox Light can be used to remove arsenic, radium, uranium, but in these cases iron must be present in the water. The catalyst system is designed with iron dosing technology, which has advantages over other adsorbent media used for heavy metal removal.

Advantages of the Katalox catalyst:

  • MnO2 coating on the surface (10%)
  • High surface area
  • Does not contain crystalline silica
  • Lightweight – Providing backwash savings
  • Filtration of sand, sediments and suspended solids down to 3 microns
  • High iron, manganese and hydrogen sulfide removal efficiency
  • Effective removal of arsenic, zinc, copper, lead, radium, uranium, radioisotopes and other heavy metals
  • Duration from 7 to 10 years
  • No other disinfection products required
  • No dosing of potassium perganmanate, chlorine, or chlorine dioxide is required.
  • Low operational costs.

Katalox Light is an innovative filtration media specifically designed for the efficient retention of iron and manganese in water. This product uses a combination of advanced technology and high quality materials to provide an effective solution against the presence of these unwanted minerals in the water supply.

One of the main advantages of Katalox Light is its ability to effectively retain both iron and manganese, even in high concentrations. This means that water treated with the catalyst is not only freed of these contaminants, but also results in a significant improvement in appearance, odor and taste.

In addition, this distiller stands out for its high load capacity, which allows a longer residence time of the water during the filtration process. This translates into higher efficiency and product performance, as well as less frequent maintenance required.

Another notable advantage is the oxidation resistance offered by Katalox Light. Unlike other filtration media, this product is highly resistant to oxidation and does not require the addition of oxidizing chemicals for proper operation. This contributes to a simpler and more economical operation, while ensuring effective removal of iron and manganese.

In summary, Katalox Light is an innovative and highly effective solution for the treatment of water containing iron and manganese. Its advantages include efficient retention of unwanted minerals, high loading capacity, resistance to oxidation and improved appearance, odor and taste of treated water. With Katalox Light, you can enjoy a cleaner, healthier and higher quality water supply.

KATALOX LIGHT® catalyst removal method

  • Mechanical Filtration: Used to remove fine particles, TSS (total suspended solids), turbidity, among others.
  • Oxidation precipitation: Allows the elimination of iron, manganese, copper, lead, among others, through an oxidation process.
  • Co-precipitation: Flocculants are formed and elements such as arsenic, heavy metals, radionuclides are adsorbed.

Catalytic converter series system

An amazing iron removal capacity has been observed in installations around the world using multiple stages of filtration with KATALOX LIGHT without the need to add chemicals. In extreme cases, it has been possible to remove iron concentrations of 60 to 100 mg/l (ppm) present in the feed water.

Extensive research is currently underway to determine correlations between the removal limit and the Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP), pH and other characteristics that could influence the performance of this amazing filtration media.

Katalox Ligth method of use and application to remove iron and manganese from water.

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