Automatic Iron Reduction System
A mined ore, Pyrolox® effectively reduces iron, sulphur and manganese from problem water.
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 sulphide, iron and manganesereduction. Pyroloxfunctionsasacatalyst,butitselfremainsrelativelyunchanged.
Pyrolox works on a principle whereby the hydrogen sulphide, iron and manganese are oxidized and trapped on the media while simple backwashing, cleans the bed. No chemical regeneration is required, nothing is imported into the drinking water and Pyrolox has a high capacity for low contaminant concentrations.
Pyrolox is normally positioned after aeration or other means of oxidation such as chlorine or ozone (Chlorine or other oxidants accelerate the catalytic reaction). This is more suitable for Pyrolox filters as they are at their most efficient when dealing with oxidised contaminants.
Because of its heavy weight, it is important that Pyrolox filters are backwashed properly to insure adequate bed expansion and continued service life.