Calcite is a naturally occurring high purity calcium carbonate for water filter media application. One of the advantages of Calcite is it can protect and increase the lifetime of property. When properly applied, it corrects pH only enough to reach a non-corrosive equilibrium. Upon contact with Calcite, water intake as acidic waters slowly dissolve the calcium carbonate on Calcite to raise the pH water, which reduces the potential steel corrosion, leaching of copper, and other metals found in Pipeline and 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