Z-OX For removal of manganese and iron from water

Catalyst medium that helps reduce hydrogen sulfide, manganese and iron from water.

  • Zeolite with natural manganese dioxide coating.
  • High percentage of manganese dioxide (15%).
  • Reduces turbidity, suspended solids and sediment to <3 microns.



What is Z-OX used for?

Z-OX is a catalytic medium whose function is to remove manganese and iron in water.

It has a higher surface area and thus more MnO₂ content than the other catalyst media. This larger surface area also provides greater contaminant reduction capacity.

Benefits of using Z-OX

  • It is lighter than many other MnO₂ media (63 lbs/ft3) making it more economical to transport.
  • It reduces the red color that iron gives to water, it also reduces odors caused by hydrogen sulfide and dark stains caused by manganese in water.
  • It has a large surface area which means greater capacity.
  • Reduces turbidity, suspended solids and sediment to <3 microns.
  • Z-OX has no significant impact on the pH of the treated water.

How does Z-OX remove iron in water?

Helps accelerate chemical reactions, Z-OX contains an oxidizing agent in the converting water:

  • Manganese and iron in filterable solids.
  • Hydrogen sulfide gas in a filterable solid.

In water treatment Z-OX falls into a category of catalysts.

Feed water requirements for manganese and iron reduction in water:

  • Minimum inlet pressure: 30 psi.
  • Maximum operating pressure: 100 psi.
  • Minimum water temperature: 34 °F (1 °C).
  • Maximum water temperature: 110 °F (43 °C).
  • Effective pH range: 6.5 – 8.5.
  • The maximum iron content is 10 ppm.
  • Maximum manganese content 5 ppm.
  • Maximum hydrogen sulfide content: 3 ppm.
  • ORP requirements above -170 millivolts.

What are the sources of iron, manganese and hydrogen sulfide contamination in water?

Ferric iron: It usually appears due to the erosion of natural deposits and plumbing components giving a reddish appearance to the water.

Manganese: Its erosion is caused by components commonly used in plumbing and also by natural deposits.

Hydrogen sulfide: This pollutant is caused by the decomposition of organic matter that generates bacteria and also by sulfate-reducing bacteria.