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Katalox Light® is a new brand of revolutionary advanced filtration media completely developed in Germany. It's formulation makes it prominent against other available filter medias like sand, BIRM, Greensand Plus, Manganese Greensand etc. Katalox Light® is manufactured in Germany.

The unique MnO2 coating technique on ZEOSORB®, makes it light weight, provides higher filtration surface, enhances service life and gives more reliable performance (filtration down to 3μm) than any other existing granular filter media.

It is used in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal applications worldwide, for high level filtration, color and odor removal, sand, sediment, suspended solid, Iron, Manganese, Hydrogen sulfide removal, efficient reduction of Arsenic, Zinc, Copper, Lead, Radium, Uranium and other radionuclides and heavy metals.

Katalox Light® is ANSI/NSF 61 Certified for drinking water applications and has met the ANSI/NSF 372 Lead free compliance.


  • High content MnO2 coating (10%)
  • Very high surface area with no crystalline silica
  • Light Weight - providing significant savings on backwash water.
  • Higher Filtration rates & durability.
  • No mandatory KMnO4 , chlorine or chlorine dioxide dosing.
  • No disinfection by-product & low operational costs.



Granular black beads



Mesh size (mm)

0.6 - 1.4 mm

Uniformity Coefficient

≤ 1.75

Bulk density (kg/m3)


Moisture Content (%)

< 0.5% as shipped


< 3 micron


Inlet water pH

5.8 - 10.5


25 - 35%

Min. Bed Depth

75 cm

Optimal Bed. Depth

120 cm

Service flow

15 - 30 m/h

Backwash velocity

20 - 25 m/h

Backwash time

5 -10 minutes

Rinse time

1 - 2 minutes


  • Used for numerous residential, commercial, industrial and municipal applications.
  • Used for high level filtration, color and odor removal, sand, sediment and suspended solid removal.
  • Used for efficient removal of Iron, Manganese, Hydrogen sulfide, Arsenic, Zinc, Copper, Lead, Radium, Uranium, radionuclides and other heavy metals.

HS Code : 38249022