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Our high efficiency iron/manganese removal technology  is based on Manganese Dioxide catalytic  conversion  into higher valence insoluble oxy-hydroxides that are then filtered out with an automated backwash filter. The filtrationmedia used for that purpose is DMI-65.

The DMI-65 is the most sophisticated catalytic water filtration media that has extremely high capabilities of removing both Iron (Fe) and Manganese (Mn) simultaneously through low cost catalytic oxidation and retention of precipitate.  The DMI-65 will also remove arsenic from a water supply given the correct conditions.

 

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The  final design of the iron removal filter ultimately depends on the chemistry and pH of the gound water, and which other contaminants need to be removed.   If the ground water is acidic, the first step should be to correct the pH using soda ash and/or other alkaline builders  that do not significantly increase the  hardness of the water.   The pH of the water is another often overlooked factor in iron removal. The pH should be above 6.8 and preferably in the range of 7.5 to 8.5 for optimal removal.  Aeration will also help to strip out any dissolved CO2 and that will also raise the pH.  The majority of iron filtration systems operate on the principal of oxidizing the dissolved Fe+2 iron to convert it to the Fe+3 state to produce a filterable particle. Once in the ferric state, iron can be filtered with a number of different filtration media under the right conditions. Effective oxidants used to help facilitate this conversion include chlorine, permanganate, and ozone. Aeration to achieve oxidation has also been used for years in both small and large water systems, but the kinetics of iron conversion are relatively slow compared to chemical oxidants and require more time, contact vessels or other ancillary equipment for effective iron removal.  

Oxidation / filtration technology utilises either an oxidant (as described above) + conventional or specialty 
media to oxidize and filter iron from water. Systems are used in conventional pressure vessels with the 
oxidant being injected upstream of the process. The filter medias that are commonly used are; 


• High content Manganese Dioxide Minerals (e.g., AD26, pyrolusite), 
• Anthracite / sand combination or silica base with manganese dioxide coating 
• Glauconite, a zeolite mineral coated with manganese (i.e., greensand) 
 

Our high efficiency iron/manganese removal technology  is based on Manganese Dioxide catalytic  conversion using  into higher valence insoluble oxy-hydroxides that are then filtered out with an automated backwash filter. The filtrationmedia used for that purpose is DMI-65.

The DMI-65 is the most sophisticated catalytic water filtration media that has extremely high capabilities of removing both Iron (Fe) and Manganese (Mn) simultaneously through low cost catalytic oxidation and retention of precipitate. The DMI-65 will also remove arsenic from a water supply given the correct conditions.

The DMI-65 is one of the fewer catalytic water filtration media’s in the world developed to remove iron and manganese that is certified to NSF/ANSI 61 for drinking water applications.

 As this filtration  media is  much denser than Greensand or Birm, a higher backwash rate is requiredm .Some features are listed below:

 

Physical Properties

Colour (Color)

Black to Brown
Bulk Density 1.46 gr/cm3; 1.46 tonne/m3; 91lb/ft3;
Specific Gravity (Particle Density) 2.69n gr/cm3
Effective Size 0.43 mm
Uniform Coefficient 1.34
Porosity 45.80%
Mesh Size 20-45
Attrition Loss P/Annum 1 – 5 % (depending on water condition)

Condition of Operation

Water pH range

5.8 – 8.6

Maximum Water Temperature

45 degrees C (113 degrees F)
Bed Depth 600 mm (minimum)
Freeboard 40% of bed depth (Minimum)
Regeneration Not Required
Service Flow Rate 5 – 30 m3/m2 per hr
Backwash Flow Rate 25 – 40 m3/m2 per hr
Backwash Bed Expansion Between 15 – 50 %        
Attrition Loss 1 – 5% pa        

 

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 Filtration Medium's DMI-65 product has been tested and certified by the Water Quality Association according to NSF/ANSI 61 for materials safety only.

 

 

 

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