Using food grade salt (yes, table salt!), MIOX electrochemical generators create your cooling tower water treatment biocide each day to keep your tower free of bacteria and biofilm. The MIOX solution can be fed directly into the tower sump or injected into the circulation loop from a buffer tank, and can be controlled by your existing control system, ORP or chlorine analyzer, and link to DCS or SCADA.
The acquisition broadens Johnson Matthey’s portfolio of water purification products and services
Johnson Matthey announces that on April 1, 2016 it acquired MIOX as a key technology within Johnson Matthey’s Water Technologies business, which is part of the company’s New Businesses Division. The acquisition of the MIOX electrochemical generation business broadens Johnson Matthey’s portfolio of water purification products and services. 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 →
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 top ammonia producer in the United States is successfully keeping their industrial cooling tower water free of biological contaminants through effective biofilm and algae removal.
The facility is taking safety measures by eliminating the use and storage of hazardous chemicals at their facility by using industrial water treatment system with MIOX on-site hypochlorite generator.
Results from three successful installations at different sites throughout North America show MIOX is the preferred cooling water treatment chemical for biological control, optimal facility safety, and corporate sustainability.
The MIOX Blackwater mobile water treatment system has allowed frac and flowback water recycle and reuse in the Fayetteville Shale since Fall 2013. Lab data from samples taken from the produced water retention ponds show superior SRB and APB kill in addition to hydrogen sulfide (H₂S) removal and iron oxidation.
The substitution of conventional biocide treatments with MIOX Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS) chemical generator has resulted in a biocidal cooling tower water treatment process that costs less and is more effective than isothiazoline and bromine biocides. The positive results were documented from an installation at a leading consumer goods manufacturer in France.
Cooling tower water treatment system
The installation of MIOX Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS) has been shown to be as effective as utilizing isothiazoline compounds and organic biocides while significantly reducing operation costs. Water analysis and a real-time ATP (adenosine triphosphate) test showed positive impact to the cooling water when the biocical treatment was changed to MIOX Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS). Also the facility observed low ATP rates with a decreasing trend since the installation of the RIO Zuni systems.
MIOX technology helped the facility meet its objectives of:
1) Microbiological Control: The new treatment process utilizing MOS is as effective as the previous treatment process (isothiazoline & bromine) at controlling bacterial growth.
2) Safety & Simplicity: On-site chemical generation eliminated the manipulation of up to 5,500 lb/year biocidal products from filling meters and/or manual injection. Furthermore, the facility was able to completely eliminate the transportation, storage and handling of delivered chemicals and their containers.
3) Economic Benefits: Lower operating costs from removing the purchase of delivered biocidal products and switching to on-site generation which utilizes only salt, water and electricity.
Waterborne illness from microbial growth in building water distribution systems is a real threat to water safety and communities. MIOX’s patented Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS) chemistry for secondary disinfection can help eradicate biofilm that can harbor Legionella and other microorganisms without the use of Chlorine Dioxide. MIOX Mixed Oxidant Solution and sodium hypochlorite generators improve workplace safety by eliminating the handling and storage of hazardous chemicals while maintaining steady disinfection residuals.
On-site generated Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS) using salt, water, and electricity provide one of the best options available for control of Legionella, ultimately resulting improved safety and elimination of biological hazards. Legionnaires’ disease (LD), the more severe form of legionellosis, is characterized as a type of pneumonia. Legionellosis is caused when Legionella pneumophila or other Legionella species are introduced to a host as an aerosol, such as from the spray from a shower. The infection can be fatal. Easy to kill in its free-floating form, Legionella can harbor in biofilms, which then slough off and can aerosolize in faucets and shower heads. By controlling biofilm, Legionella can be effectively controlled. Mixed Oxidants offers the most effective, safest and lowest cost option for the control of biofilm. Mixed Oxidants also meet ASHRAE standards for secondary disinfection of institutional piping.
The chart below shows the results of MOS at pH 8.5 against Legionella. MOS provided better disinfection (>5.5 log inactivation) compared to the other biocides and validated field data whereby bromine chemistry and non-oxidizing biocides are easily replaced with MOS chemistry. Hypochlorite (bleach only achieved a 4 log inactivation and bromine showed 4 log initially and then decreased in efficacy over time.
On-site generation of chemistries for water disinfection is a technology that is based on decades-old scientific principles. MIOX on-site generators (OSGs) use an electrolysis process that takes a solution of sodium chloride (salt) and water and applies electricity, to produce chlorine-based disinfection chemistry. Expertly designed Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS) and sodium hypochlorite generators from MIOX give customers the freedom to produce disinfectants in the amount they need, when they need it. Because of the benefits that OSGs provide, many industries and water treatment companies are switching to on-site chemical generation and moving away from more traditional chlorine delivery systems such as chlorine gas, concentrated sodium hypochlorite, and bulk calcium hypochlorite.
MIOX is a cutting-edge technology company that has been making EPA approved safe drinking water for close to twenty years. Many communities are turning to MIOX clean water technology for their surface water treatment and groundwater water treatment because Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS) is a proven disinfectant for cost-effectively reducing disinfection byproducts and improving the quality and safety of drinking water.
MIOX’s extensive experience in water disinfection ranges from rural communicates to large cities with more than 10 million people – such as city of Bogota, Columbia (testimonial) where MIOX on-site chemical generation cost-effectively replaced dangerous chlorine gas.