Filtration Media
swtwater.com CMX™
100% Ceramic Filter Media for 1 to 5 micron Filtration
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CMX™ is manufactured in kilns in a tightly controlled process that allows a variety of choices for your filtration requirements. Unlike natural zeolites or sand, each grade of our CMX material (M1 and M2) is precision engineered with a 1.25 typical uniformity coefficient to provide the right media for the right application — be it residential, commercial, or municipal.
 
 
APPLICATIONS INCLUDE:
Industrial filtering
Municipal water works
Commercial process water
Pressure filters
Surface water
Ground water
 
 
CMX provides the best of all worlds: high volume throughputs, the finest in micron particulate filtration, and ultra-low backwash requirements. The cost savings are huge! Smaller and fewer tanks are needed per system. Smaller pump requirements mean less wasted backwash water and lower operating costs, while producing superior clarity. And because CMX is ceramic, it withstands heat, chemicals, abrasion, and pressure shock — meaning bed replacement is rare.

Designed for flow rates of 6 to 12 gpm per sq.ft. with a short 24 inch bed depth, CMX is capable of filtering particles as small as 1 micron with very little pressure loss.

CMX also forms a critical barrier to cyst contaminants like Giardia and Cryptosporidium. It can remove significantly more cyst-based contaminants than other conventional aggregate media.

Available in two different mesh sizes and molecular weights, CMX can serve as its own underbedding or pre-filtration.

CMX is considered inert and non-reactive and is compatible with acid, caustic, and all types of oxidants. CMX can be used in harsh industrial filtration applications, chemical filtration, and in high temperature processes up to 1000°F (538°C).

CMX media is extremely clean with virtually no dust.
 
    Features:    
  Sediment filtration  
  Turbidity and silt reduction  
  Oxidized iron and manganese filtration  
  Giardia and Cryptosporidium removal  
  Certified arsenic removal  
  Cleanable and sanitizable  
  Certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 61  
 
SPECIFICATIONS
Part Numbers
  M1 Grade
  M2 Grade
 
CMX-M1
CMX-M2
Material Fired ceramic
Color Tan
Surface Characteristics Highly textured
Shape Spherical
Uniformity Coefficient < 1.4 (1.25 typical)
Bulk Density 106 lb/cu.ft.
Specific Gravity 3.0
Acid Solubility < 1% (0.1% typical)
Surface Area 9677 sq.ft./cu.ft.
Moh's Hardness 7.0
Sphericity 0.96
Friability < 1% (±0.5%)
Nominal Micron Rating
  M1 Grade
  M2 Grade
 
3
5
Effective Size
  M1 Grade
  M2 Grade
 
0.15 to 0.25 mm
0.24 to 0.35 mm
Mesh Size
  M1 Grade
  M2 Grade
 
60 x 80
40 x 60
Recommended
Backwash Rate
  M1 Grade
  M2 Grade
 
 
8 gpm/sq.ft.
10 gpm/sq.ft.
Packaging 1/2 cu.ft. box (53 lb) or
20 cu.ft. supersack (2120 lb)
View SWT Filtration Media Guide
 
 
This information has been gathered from standard materials and or test data that is believed to be accurate and reliable. Nothing herein shall be determined to be a warranty or representation expressed or implied with respect to the use of such information or the use of the goods described for any particular purpose alone or in combination with other goods or processes, or that their use does not conflict with existing patent rights. No license is granted to practice any patented invention. It is solely for your consideration, investigation and verification.
 
 
CMX-M1 Performance Graphs
CMX-M1 Pressure Drop Graph
 
M1 PRESSURE DROP — The graph above shows the expected pressure loss per 24 inches of bed depth as a function of flow rate.
 
CMX-M1 Backwash Graph
 
M1 BACKWASH — The graph above shows the expansion characteristics as a function of flow rate at various temeratures.
 
CMX-M2 Performance Graphs
CMX-M2 Pressure Drop Graph
 
M2 PRESSURE DROP — The graph above shows the expected pressure loss per 24 inches of bed depth as a function of flow rate.
 
CMX-M2 Backwash Graph
 
M2 BACKWASH — The graph above shows the expansion characteristics as a function of flow rate at various temeratures.
 
CMX™ is a trademark of Safe Water Technologies, Inc.
 
 
 
Safe Water Technologies, Inc.
996 Bluff City Boulevard
Elgin, IL 60120 USA
 
 
Telephone: +1.847.888.6900
Facsimile: +1.847.888.6924
E-mail: info@swtwater.com
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Last Updated: March 22, 2017