Treated SandIron and manganese occurs naturally in the groundwater, excess amounts of iron and manganese in groundwater can cause adverse heath effects, else can stain clothes, rusty taste, discolor plumbing fixtures and laundry. OXYCAT+ is a common inorganic chemical / iron media used to treat drinking water for iron, manganese and sulfur odors. It can be used as a disinfectant as well, keeping drinking water free of harmful bacteria.
OXYCAT+ is an efficient and economical method of removing iron and manganese compounds from groundwater by process of gravity fed or pressurized water treatment systems. Oxycat+ acts as insoluble catalyst between the dissolved oxygen and soluble iron compounds, enhances the oxidation reaction of Fe++ to Fe+++ and produces ferric hydroxide which is precipitated as ferric hydroxide and easily removed it by backwashing process.
OXYCAT+ also reduce manganese from groundwater while manganese is converted from a two-plus to a four-plus state. This reaction takes about five to 10 minutes in drinking water that has a pH at or above 7.00.
Organic matter can cause unpleasant odors in drinking water. OXYCAT+ can be used to neutralize these smells and disinfect the drinking water at the same time.