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Galaxy – High-Density Garnet for Water Filtration

Galaxy Garnet is a naturally hard and HIGH DENSITY filter material used in multi–media water filtration systems. Garnet is recommended as a support bed for other materials such as sand, anthracite, etc.

Galaxy Garnet is carefully screened to appropriate sizes for water filtration.

  • Galaxy Garnet is a hard rock garnet mined from an almadine Garnet deposit with proven reserves of over 1 million tons
  • Galaxy Garnet is processed from crude by means of crushing, milling, washing, drying and screening
  • Galaxy Garnet is carefully screened to appropriate sizes for water filtration

Advantages of Galaxy Garnet for Water Filtration

  • High specific gravity allows unique filter designs. In combination with other filter media, higher flow rates, higher loadings and better filtration can be achieved
  • High hardness reduces attrition and provides for years of reliable service
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TYPICAL SPECIFICATIONS OF GALAXY GARNET FOR WATER FILTRATION

MM US Mesh #5 #8 #8-12 #12-20 #16 # 25 #36 #30-40 #50 #60 #60-80
4.750 4 3.0                    
3.350 6 89.0 4.0                  
2.830 8 8.0 84.0 2.0 0.0              
2.000 10   8.0 18.0 0.0              
1.680 12   4.0 50.0 3.0 1.0            
1.410 14     27.0   16.0            
1.190 16     3.0 38.0 49.0 4.0          
0.850 20       42.0 34.0 62.0 24.0        
0.710 25           18.0 18.0        
0.600 30       17.0   12.0 46.0 1.0      
0.500 35           4.0 11.0 27.0      
0.425 40       0.0     1.0 40.0 2.0    
0.353 45               31.0 63.0 19.0  
0.300 50               1.0 31.0 38.0 9.0
0.250 60                 4.0 36.0 63.0
0.212 70                   6.0 19.0
0.177 80                   1.0 6.0
0.149 100                     3.0
MM US Mesh #5 #8 #8-12 #12-20 #16 # 25 #36 #30-40 #50 #60 #60-80
Bulk
Density
lbs 153 151 149 142 140 135 130 125 122 120 120
E.S mm 3.41 2.05-2.45 1.40-1.55 0.70 - 0.90 0.95-1.15 0.66-0.98 0.50-0.60 0.34-0.45 0.25-0.35 0.21-0.28 0.15-0.24
U.C   1.27 1.27 1.24 1.54 1.21 1.45 1.21 1.25 1.21 1.26 1.29

DISCLAIMER:
The information contained in this technical data sheet is representative of the typical analysis of the product, but may vary due to sampling and or sample segregation.
Opta Minerals Inc. assumes no liability arising out of the use of this product by others.
09-04-2014

Technical Specifications

Symbol Name Percentage
SiO2 Silicon Dioxide 37.2
Fe2O3 Iron Oxide 33.2
Al2O3 Aluminium Oxide 20.6
MgO Magnesium Monoxide 6.1
CaO Calcium Monoxide 2.0
MnO Manganese Monoxide 0.6
TiO2 Titanium Dioxide 0.3

Characteristics

Colour: Dark Red, Brownish
Bulk Density: 150 lbs/ft3
Specific Gravity: 4.0 - 4.1
Grain Shape: Angular
Hardness: 7.50 - 8.0 Mohs (see our hardness index)

Packaging:

  • 50 lb. paper bags, 40 bags in a super sac
  • 2000 lb. super sacs

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