MIOX is the technical and market leader in on-site chemical generators for water disinfection. Our technology creates value for our customers by reducing costs, improving process efficiency, increasing worker safety, and reducing carbon footprint.
MIOX is part of Johnson Matthey's Water Technologies business within its New Businesses Division. For more information about Johnson Matthey, visit www.matthey.com.
MIOX Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS) was discovered by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1982; the first patent for MIOX electrolytic technology was issued in 1988; the first field unit was installed in 1992; the company MIOX Corporation was incorporated in 1994; and the technology was developed for the US Army under a Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) grant and commercialized in 2003 under a US Navy Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant. Today MIOX holds 55 total patents on electrolytic expertise with thousands of equipment installations in over 50 countries.
WATER TREATMENT TECHNOLOGY
MIOX invests deeply in intellectual property and regularly partners with new industries to develop solutions that meet very unique disinfection needs. MIOX protects several trade secrets focused on electrolytic chemistry, electrolytic cell design and control, electrolysis know-how, and on-site generation design. Most notably, in the past year MIOX has patented several novel electrolytic chemistries which have an enormous potential for making the world a better place by completely changing the way people approach disinfection.
MIOX ELECTROLYSIS PROCESS
The electrolytic cell of a MIOX on-site chemical generator uses salt combined with water and electricity to generate disinfectant at the point of use. MIOX offers two different types of on-site chemical generators. Our sodium hypochlorite (HYPO) systems are engineered to provide the absolute lowest cost and most reliable bleach available on the market. Alternatively, our Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS) systems are engineered for maximum disinfection efficacy through proprietary cell design, control of power and cell geometry.
PRODUCTS & APPLICATIONS
MIOX systems are used in multiple applications through a wide range of products, cost-effectively producing disinfection chemistry from 1.0 to 3,000 pounds per day FAC (free available chlorine). With this flexibility, MIOX on-site chemical generators have many applications including:
- Drinking water treatment for small communities to cities of 10 million people
- Wastewater treatment for municipalities and industrial processes
- Large industrial cooling towers and district cooling buildings
- Oil & Gas water treatment including frac and produced water recycling
- Food and beverage applications including clean-in-place and process water
- Legionella prevention at hotels, casinos, universities, and hospitals