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FLECK 5600 3/4 1 CF ACID NEUTRALIZING FILTERS WITH DOME HOLES
10x54 resin tank with 1-1/4 Dome Hole and Plug
1.0 cubic feet of CALCITE
5 gpm service flow rate
5 gpm backwash flow rate
Floor Space Required is 11x14x61
Shipping Weight is 150 lbs
Neutralizing filters use a special media which raises the pH of acidic water and neutralizes its corrosive characteristics. In addition to protecting pipes, plumbing fixtures and appliances, this filter also facilitates the removal of iron and manganese by raising the pH. This enables an iron filter to be used. Periodic backwashing cleans the bed. Additional media may be required in six months to two years after installation, depending on the pH of the water.
Calcite is a naturally occurring calcium carbonate media. One of the advantages of Calcite 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, 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 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 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.
By neutralizing the free carbon dioxide in water, Corosex can correct acidic water conditions and render it less corrosive. Corosex, being a highly reactive magnesium oxide, is used most effectively where pH correction is substantial or high flow conditions are in use. pH correction and media consumption
are affected by a number of water chemical variables. Being soluble to acidity, Corosex will slowly dissolve and will need to be replenished periodically. On a per weight basis, magnesium oxide can neutralize much more acidity than can calcium carbonate, (five times as much). This results in greatly reduced
chemical usage for the same pH correction.
Please note, under certain low flow conditions, Corosex may overcorrect and create a highly basic (high pH) condition.
Under certain hardness conditions, pH correction can cause hardness minerals to precipitate out of solution, resulting in cementing or solidification of the Corosex mineral bed. Upflow service is generally
recommended with hardness exceeding five grains per gallon. (Always use an in-line filter ahead of an upflow system to prevent plugging of the lower distribution screen.) As Corosex’s magnesium oxide neutralizes the water, it will increase hardness and a softener may become necessary after the neutralizing filter. Corosex can be effectively combined with Clack Calcite to combine the high flow neutralization properties of Corosex, along with the slower reacting low flow properties of Calcite, reducing potentially high basic properties due to overcorrection.