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Model Number
: CAL-50

Calcite - for Acid Neutralization - 1/2 CUBIC FOOT

$49.00

Calcite is a mineral, comprised of Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3), that is used to raise the pH of acidic waters in residential and commercial settings. It is generally used to raise pH from between 5.4 and 6.8, up to a neutral pH of 7.0-7.8. It should be backwashed on a regular basis and replaced periodically as it dissolves. 

NSF/ANSI STD 60

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Calcite is a mineral, comprised of Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3), that is used to raise the pH of acidic waters in residential and commercial settings. It is generally used to raise pH from between 5.4 and 6.8, up to a neutral pH of 7.0-7.8. It should be backwashed on a regular basis and replaced periodically as it dissolves. 

NSF/ANSI STD 60

Features and Accessories

Product Features

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. Periodic backwashing will prevent packing and maintain high service rates. Depending on pH and service flow, the Calcite bed will have to be periodically added to as the dissolved calcite depletes.

As the Calcite's calcium carbonate neutralizes the water, it will increase hardness and a softener may become necessary after neutralizing filter.

Advantages:

  • High uniformity coefficient for maximum contact for controlled correction
  • Slower reacting
  • Inexpensive

Physical Properties:

  • Color - Near White
  • Density - 100 lbs./cu.ft.
  • Composition - CaCO3, 95% minimum
    MgCO3, 3.0% maximum

Conditions for Operation:

  • pH - 5 - 6
  • Bed Depth - 24 - 30in.
  • Backwash Rate - 8-12gpm.sq.ft.
  • Backwash Bed Expansion - 35% of bed depth
  • Service Flow Rate - 3-6 gpm/sq.ft. invariably give satisfactory results but may be modified in view of local conditions.

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Specifications
Model # CAL-50
Material Calcite
Shipping Weight 55

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