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Iron Rival Light

HomePlus Iron Rival Light


HomePlus Iron Rival Light

The HomePlus Iron Rival Light has been replaced by the
Katalox Light
which features:

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used to re-bed Iron Rival iron, manganese, and hydrogen sulfide filters with Iron Rival Light media

Iron Rival Light media should be used to re-bed Iron Rival filter systems that previously used Iron Rival Light media. It can also be used as a direct substitute for Katalox Light®.

Iron Rival Light combines the versatility and high performance characteristics of Filox™ media with the light weight properties of Birm®, resulting in a economical treatment option for high levels of iron, manganese, and hydrogen sulfide that is easy to backwash. This results in substantial water savings making Iron Rival Light® an ideal option for wells with low water yield.

Like most iron removal medias, Iron Rival Light acts as an insoluble catalyst to enhance the reaction between dissolved oxygen and the iron compounds to form ferric hydroxide which is then removed through mechanical filtration in the media bed. As a catalyst, Iron Rival Light is not consumed in the iron removal process and it does not need to be regenerated. Also like most other iron removal media, the active ingredient in Iron rival Light is manganese dioxide. It is composed of a manganese dioxide coated natural zeolite, containing roughly 10% manganese dioxide, far higher than Birm® but less than Filox™.

  • concurrent treatment of iron, manganese and hydrogen sulfide (rotten egg odor)
  • low back wash flow rate
  • longer life and much more active ingredient than Birm®
  • excellent filtration capabilities (down to as low as 3 microns under ideal conditions)
  • regeneration generally not required
  • potable water safe
  • high tolerance of oxidizers such as chlorine, hydrogen peroxide, and potassium permanganate (which can be used to boost performance in extreme treatment cases)
  • removal of arsenic and certain heavy metals possible through co-precipitation (see below)

Operating Conditions / Requirements:
Service Flow Rate: 6 to 12 GPM per ft2
Flow Direction: Downward Flow
Typical Pressure Drop: <5 psi
Backwash Flow Rate: 8 - 10 GPM per ft2
Typical Freeboard: 25-35%
Minimum Bed Depth: 29.5 Inches
Recommended Bed Depth: 30+ Inches
Maximum Feed Temperature: 100F
Recommended pH: 5.8 to 10.5
Weight: 66 lbs per ft3

Recommended Configurations for Residential and Light Commercial Applications
8 x 44 9 x 48 10 x 54 12 x 52 13 x 54 14 x 65 16 x 65
Iron Rival Light Volume
(Cubic Feet):
0.75 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 3.5 4.5
Bed Depth
26* 27* 33 30 32 39 39
Rec. Service
Flow Rate (GPM):
2.8 3.5 4.4 6.3 7.4 8.6 11.2
Maximum Rec.
Flow Rate (GPM):
4.2 5.3 6.5 9.4 11.1 12.8 16.8
Backwash Flow Rate
@ 40F (GPM):
3.0 3.5 4.5 7.0 8.0 9.0 12.0
Backwash Flow Rate
@ 70F (GPM):
3.5 4.5 6.0 8.0 9.0 10.0 15.0

* Bed Depth not optimal due to tank height.

Related Products:

Iron Rival
w/ Katalox Light® Media

<font color=#0890DA>Iron Rival <br>w/ Katalox Light® Media</font>

Starting at US$1,024.00

powerful, yet light weight, chemical-free solution for the removal of iron (up to 7 ppm) and hydrogen sulfide (up to 2 ppm) - ideal for low yield wells

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Birm® is a federally registered trademark of Clack Corporation.