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Clack Calcite Filtration Media

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Product Description

Calcite media is a naturally occurring calcium carbonate media. One of the advantages of Calcite water treatment 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 Calcite media, 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 Calcite media is depleted.

As the Calcite’s calcium carbonate neutralizes the water, it will increase hardness and a softener may become necessary after the neutralizing filter.
Calcite media can be effectively combined with Clack Corosex to combine the high flow neutralization properties of Corosex, along with the slower reacting low flow properties of Calcite, increasing the ability to correct low pH.

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Order Information
Part No. Description Cu. Ft. /Bag Wt./Cu. Ft. Bags/Pallet Weight/Pallet Pallet Dimension
A8021-01 Calcite .55 (50 lbs.) 90 lbs. 49 2486 lbs. 48" x 40" x 32"
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Product Features

Physical Properties
  • Color: Near white
  • Bulk Density: 90 lbs./cu. ft.
  • Mesh Size: 16 x 40
  • Specific Gravity: 2.7
  • Effective Size: 0.4 mm
  • Uniformity Coefficient: 1.5
  • Hardness: 3.0 (Mohs scale)
  • Composition: CaCO3, 95% min. MgCO3, 3.0% max.
Physical Properties
  • A gravel support bed is recommended
  • Water pH range: 5.0-7.0
  • Bed depth: 24-30 in.
  • Freeboard: 50% of bed depth (min.)
  • Backwash rate: 8-12 gpm/sq. ft.
  • Backwash Bed Expansion: 35% of bed depth
  • Service flow rate: 3-6 gpm/sq. ft. but may be modified to adapt to local conditions
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  • Naturally occurring material
  • Low uniformity coefficient for maximum contact for controlled pH correction
  • Slower reacting for controlled pH correction
  • Inexpensive
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  • 5
    Pristine quality

    Posted by Sklilvys F. on Mar 13th 2020

    First-rate media. Quality products!

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