Genesis Backwashing Birm Filter

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The Genesis Backwashing Birm Filter system for Removing Iron and Manganese

  • Birm removes iron and manganese that water softeners can't
  • Dissolved iron above 3ppm will cause problems in a water softener
  • Iron levels above 5ppm will foul a water softener
  • Birm can remove up to 11,000ppm per cubic foot between backwashes without messy chemicals or salt

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Birm Iron and Manganese Filter System

Birm® is an efficient and economical media for the reduction of dissolved iron and manganese compounds from raw water supplies.  Birm acts as an insoluble catalyst to enhance the reaction between dissolved oxygen and the iron compounds. In ground waters the dissolved iron is usually in the ferrous bicarbonate state due to the excess of free carbon dioxide and is not filterable. Birm, acting as a catalyst between the oxygen and the soluble iron compounds, enhances the oxidation reaction of Fe++ to Fe+++ and produces ferric hydroxide which precipitates and may be easily filtered. The physical characteristics of Birm provide an excellent filter media which is easily cleaned by backwashing to remove the precipitant. Birm is not consumed in the iron removal operation and therefore offers a tremendous economic advantage over many other iron removal methods. Micronizer may be needed for iron levels above 5ppm. Not for use with water containing hydrogen sulfide.

Birm Filter System Includes:

  • Genesis timered backwash control valve
  • 1-2 cubic feet of iron removing birm
  • 3/4 inch or 1 inch bypass connections
  • Only requires periodic backwash
  • Media tank
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Number of Bathrooms N/A
Regeneration Type Timered Backwash
Required Backwash Rate 5 GPM (1.0 CU FT), 6 GPM (1.5 CU FT), 7 GPM (2.0 CU FT)
Service Flow Rate 4 GPM @ 15 psi drop (1.0 CU FT), 5 GPM @ 15 psi drop (1.5 CU FT), 7 GPM @ 15 psi drop (2.0 CU FT)
Internal Port Size 3/4"
Media Tank Size 9x48 (1.0 CU FT), 10x54 (1.5 CU FT), 12x52 (2) (2.0 CU FT)
Overall Dimensions (Width x Dimension x Height) 10x14x56 (1.0 CU FT), 10x14x62 (1.5 CU FT), 13x14x60 (2.0 CU FT)
Electrical Power Requirements 120v/60hz
Warranty 7 Years Control/ Lifetime Tanks
Ships with media in tank for easy installation Yes
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