Do you want to see the very same poisonous gas ISIS uses as a chemical weapon in YOUR neighborhood?
Sorry for a harsh attention gathering title here. The fact of the matter is that chlorine gas is used as a chemical weapon these days in Middle East primarily because it’s the most abundant method to treat water, and can very easily be stolen and “weaponized”. Even more frightening, many water treatment plants in the United States use chlorine gas in great abundance with thousands of tons stored on location at all times.
MIOX presented Chloramine: An Effective Biocide for Produced Waters at the 2015 SPE Produced Water Handling and Management Symposium on May 21 in Galveston, TX. The presentation by Dr. Andrew Boal focused on produced water treatment studies in Arkansas, California and Colorado using chloramines generated in situ through the reaction of electrochemically generated hypochlorite with ammonia. Continue reading →
MIOX is exhibiting and presenting a new technical paper at the SPE Produced Water Handling and Management Symposium on May 20-21 in Galveston, TX. Our technical presentation by Dr. Andrew Boal focuses on produced water treatment using MIOX sodium hypochlorite generators to generate chloramines in situ through the reaction of hypochlorite with ammonia.Continue reading →
A major semiconductor manufacturing facility replaces bromine and hypochlorite water treatment regimen with MIOX Mixed Oxidant Solution to recycle tooling process water for industrial cooling tower water treatment. The installation is particularly important as it proves yet again Mixed Oxidant Solution as an effective biocide for ammonia-laden waste water and in high pH environments. Continue reading →
Two major district energy centers in Phoenix, Arizona, USA replace cocktail of chemicals (stabilized bromine, anti-corrosion, antiscalant) with MIOX Mixed Oxidant Solution for cooling tower water. The stabilized bromine regimen was replaced with two (2) MIOX Vault M30s at each facility. Continue reading →
Parkson Corporation – MIOX’s exclusive partner for municipal water treatment in the United States and Canada – announces it’s recent installation with Paducah Water Works in Kentucky. Parkson’s private labeled MIOX product line, MaximOS, was selected by the City of Paducah to replace delivered sodium hypochlorite at its downtown water treatment facility. The 900 lb/day Mixed Oxidant Solution generator has helped the City of Paducah improve their water treatment operation in numerous way including:
Reduced operating costs
Improved water quality
Increased facility safety by removing storage of chemicals
25-30% reduction in Alum chemical usage to achieve a settleable floc particle
MIOX is pleased to announce that we have been selected as the preferred technology to replace chlorine gas used in the final disinfection of wastewater from the treatment plant in Tuxtla City, Mexico which is operated by TICSA. In conjunction with Veolia Mexico, the MIOX on-site sodium hypochlorite chlorine generator system was chosen over competing technologies to improve safety at the facility.
The Tuxtla City wastewater plant is surrounded by residential neighborhoods and concerns over long-term safety drove TICSA to select a safer solution that was also economical. The ability to use salt to generate chlorine avoids transporting hazardous chemicals through the City on the way to the plant. The system should be operating by the summer of 2015.
The project scope includes two MIOX RIO H4 on-site generators. This equipment produces up to 800 pounds per day sodium hypochlorite and will disinfect wastewater for over 500,000 residents in Tuxtla City, Mexico. MIOX sodium hypochlorite generators are designed to produce the absolute lowest cost chlorine available on the market. Many facilities are turning to MIOX HYPO systems for safety, economic, and process benefits.
Two (2) MIOX RIO H4 Chlorine Generators capable of producing up to 800 pounds per day sodium hypochlorite for water disinfection.
Hydrological fracturing continues to expand the opportunity for domestic energy production, although both the increasing demand for water to use in the process as well as the increasing amount of produced water resulting from hydrological fracturing both create environmental challenges for this critical energy production process. Due to these concerns, more producers are turning to the reuse of produced water through many hydrological fracturing jobs. Although produced water reuse is effective at mitigating water sourcing and disposal concerns, proper treatment of these waters between jobs is critical.
Microbial control in produced waters slated for reuse applications is among the most important treatment processes. Without adequate disinfection, the growth of excessive microbial populations can negatively impact well drilling and production in several ways, including causing corrosion and the souring of the well. While a number of biocides can be used to disinfect produced waters, a number of operational and economic factors must be considered when choosing the best biocide for a given job. Chemical complexity of produced water is also an often-considered factor, but until now, the impact of the produced water on microbial response to specific biocides has not been considered when choosing the best biocide.
Recently, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh published a report in the journal Environmental Science and Technology which described the results of a study they conducted regarding the impact of produced water on the inherent susceptibility of bacteria to glutaraldehyde and sodium hypochlorite. They found that exposure of bacteria to the highly saline conditions found in produced waters caused the bacteria to respond to stresses caused by that environment on a molecular level. These changes, in turn, caused the bacteria to become more resistant to glutaraldehyde and more susceptible to inactivation with hypochlorite.
MIOX’s Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS), a hypochlorite-based chemistry, has been deployed to treat produced waters from a variety of shale plays and has consistently been proven to provide exceptional levels of microbial population control. Results from this latest study help explain the high degree of performance seen by MIOX’s customers who use MOS to disinfect produced water. As produced water reuse continues to increase in popularity, MIOX looks forward to working with partners and customers throughout the industry to provide a reliable disinfectant solution for these waters and applications.
A leading producer of canned vegetables in the United States was facing a serious challenge controlling microbiological growth in their canning plant cooling water.
After hearing of the revolutionary disinfection efficacy of Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS) chemistry, they reached out to MIOX for a better cooling water treatment solution. Continue reading →