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 manganese reduction. Pyrolox functions as a catalyst, but itself remains relatively unchanged.
Pyrolox works on a principle whereby the hydrogen sulphide, iron and manganese are oxidized and trapped on the media while simple back washing 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 oxidized contaminants.
Because of its heavy weight, it is important that Pyrolox filters are backwashed properly to insure adequate bed expansion and continued service life.
Pyrolux is a naturally occurring mineral that consists of very heavy, steel-grey pyrolusite (MnO2) granules. It does not require regeneration but does require periodic, vigorous back-flushing to remove trapped material.
The Performa 263/440 head valve provides fully automated control over the AP1252. Fitted with a six day timer, the unit undergoes its back-wash automatically and at the most convenient time.
Running costs are negligible. Electricity costs will be under $10 per annum.
The pyrolusite ore has a very low attrition rate and may not require a “top-up” for years.