|MY MIOX EXPERIENCE: The largest private laminate wood flooring factory in Krono, Ukraine is not connected to the public water supply system making access to clean, safe water one of its most pressing challenges.
In 2011, Krono began investigating alternative water disinfection methods in an effort to improve the access to safe drinking water at the plant. The plant management was looking for alternatives to bottled mineral water, the only drinking water source for employees. Krono’s research produced MIOX Corporation’s on-site mixed oxidant generation technology, a technology that creates a non-hazardous disinfectant on site eliminating the need for transporting pre-treated water. The plant contacted MIOX’s representative in Ukraine, ONIKO, after coming across a news report on national television about the first MIOX RIO system at a municipal water treatment plant. The news report featured a Kolmyia family who resumed drinking tap water after the City replaced the old chlorine gas system with a MIOX on-site disinfection system.
Today the plant uses well water as its raw water source and produces 150 m3/day of treated water sufficient for the needs of its 350 employees. The RIO Zuni unit is simple and easy to operate, and designed to operate in harsh conditions with minimal maintenance. The existing engineering staff at the Krono plant oversees the installation after a short training session.
Dosing 1.5 mg/l mixed oxidants, the drinking water at the plant now maintains a solid level of 0.5 mg/l residual throughout the factory. Because of the unique disinfection properties of MIOX mixed oxidants, biofilm buildup in the distribution system was eliminated.