RowaPhos is a unique man-made ferric hydroxide material specifically produced for efficient removal of phosphates, arsenic and silicates from both fresh and salt water, having initially been developed in Germany for treating mains water supplies. As such it should not be confused with natural materials,which are generally based on aluminium oxide, (zeolite).
RowaPhos is manufactured using a Patented process which makes it physically and chemically completely different to the vast array of other iron based media. Most of these products are iron oxide based and have a higher capacity for phosphate than aluminium based medias but do not touch the engineered properties of RowaPhos.
In an independent series of tests carried out by the Berlin Technical University on the five most commonly used phosphate removers at the time, RowaPhos was found to be the most efficient in removing phosphate from water. Other medias tested reached only to 30 – 40 % of its removal capacity by weight. Additionally RowaPhos was found to continue to remove phosphates at lower concentrations and had a higher maximum holding capacity.