Calcite Media (Calcium Carbonate Mineral) pH Correction, Acid Neutralizing Media (5 lbs)
5 lbs Acid Neutralization Media.
Calcite: Naturally-occurring mineral rock consisting of approximately 95% calcium carbonate and 3% magnesium carbonate. Used to raise pH of acidic water
Acidic waters on contact with Calcite slowly dissolve the calcium carbonate media to raise the pH which reduces the potential leaching of copper, lead and other metals found in typical plumbing systems.
Advantages: l High uniformity coefficient for maximum contact for controlled pH correction l Slower reacting l Inexpensive Physical Properties: l Color - Near White l Density - 100 lbs./cu. ft. l Composition - CaCO3, 95% minimum - MgCO3, 3.0% maximum Conditions for Operation: l pH - 5 - 6 l Bed Depth - 24 - 30 in. l Backwash Rate - 8-12 GPM/sq. ft. l Backwash Bed Expansion - 35% of bed depth l