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Next Sand Media Filtration

Nextsand is a form of Zeolite. Zeolite filtration media refers to a type of natural or synthetic mineral material composed of zeolites, which are crystalline aluminosilicate minerals. Zeolites have a porous structure that allows them to effectively adsorb and exchange ions, making them valuable in various filtration and purification applications. Zeolite filtration media is commonly used in water treatment processes. Here are some key features and applications:

  1. Ion Exchange: Zeolites have a unique ability to exchange ions within their structure. This property is exploited in water treatment to remove ions such as calcium, magnesium, and other cations that can contribute to water hardness.
  2. Ammonia Removal: Zeolite filtration media is effective in adsorbing ammonia from water, making it useful in applications where ammonia removal is crucial, such as in aquariums and wastewater treatment.
  3. Odor and Color Removal: Zeolites can adsorb certain organic compounds responsible for unpleasant odors and colors in water, contributing to improved water aesthetics.
  4. Selective Adsorption: Different types of zeolites may have selective adsorption properties, allowing them to target specific contaminants in water.
  5. Water Softening: Zeolite filtration media is often used in water softeners to replace calcium and magnesium ions with sodium ions, reducing water hardness.
  6. Environmental Applications: Zeolite filtration media can be employed in environmental remediation processes, such as capturing heavy metals or other pollutants from water.
  7. Aquaculture and Agriculture: Zeolites are sometimes used in aquaculture and agriculture for nutrient management and water quality improvement.

It’s important to note that there are various types of zeolites, each with specific properties, and the choice of zeolite filtration media may depend on the intended application. Additionally, synthetic zeolites are often engineered to enhance specific characteristics for optimal performance in water treatment processes.

NextSand™ is made from a rare, natural mineral that has undergone extensive processing and grading.


NextSand™ is an advanced filtration medium made from a rare, natural mineral that has undergone rigorous processing and grading. Its exceptional characteristics result in significant improvement in filtration performance and cost-effectiveness. The hardness, stability, and microporous structure of NextSand™ make it suitable for a wide range of applications in water and wastewater treatment.


  • Superior filtration capabilities, removing particles as small as 3-5 microns.
  • NextSand™ offers a high-capacity filtration system that extends throughout the entire bed depth, providing a capacity that is over two times greater than that of multimedia filtration.
  • NextSand™ is a long-lasting medium, with a lifespan of more than five years, and is not consumed during the filtration process.
  • Efficient operation of NextSand™ is maintained through simple, periodic backwashing, which keeps the medium clean.


RO Pretreatment – Superior SDI reduction.
Cooling Towers – Unequaled Turbidity removal.
Municipal Water Treatment, pressure and gravity filters – higher flow, lower pressure drop and superior filtration performance.
Wastewater Polishing – Exceptional TSS removal
Precipitated Metals Removal
Carwash reclaim and recycling

Physical Properties

Composition: High Purity Alumino-Silicate
Size: 0.4-1.4 mm (approx. 14×40 mesh)
Color: Dark Gray
Surface Area: 25m2/Gram
Surface Absorption: Hydrophillic
Thermal Stability: Stable to 500º C
Coefficient of Uniformity: 1.7
Bed Void Volume: 55%
Surface Charge: Net Negative
Bulk Density: 55 lbs per ft3 (0.67 kg/l)
Packaging: 1ft3 bags, 1m3 supersacks

To learn more about this specialty media, check out the manufacturers website.

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