Acid Neutralizing Calcium Carbonate media for neutralizing low pH water.
One of the advantages of Calcium carbonate media is its self-limiting property. When properly applied, it corrects pH only enough to reach a non-corrosive equilibrium. It does not overcorrect under normal conditions. Upon contact with acidic waters slowly dissolve the calcium carbonate 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, reclassify the bed and maintain high service rates. Depending on pH, water chemistry and service flow, the Calcite bed will have to be periodically replenished as the media is depleted. As calcium carbonate neutralizes the water, it will increase hardness and a softener may become necessary after the neutralizing filter.
||Acid Neutralizing Calcium Carbonate media|
||1 cu.ft. (100 lbs, 2 bags), 0.5 cu.ft. (50 lbs)|
||90 lb. per cubic foot|