ONIKO Installs MIOX On-Site Disinfection System in the Ukrainian City of KolomJune 07 2012
MIOX Technology Replaces “Dangerous” Liquid Chlorine for Disinfecting Drinking Water
Albuquerque, NM – June 7, 2012 – MIOX Corporation, a leader in safe water disinfection, today announced that their exclusive distributor, ONIKO, has installed a RIO M2 on-site mixed oxidant generator to disinfect the water treatment plant in the City of Kolomyia, Ukraine. The MIOX system is providing safe drinking water to the city’s 60,000 residents. The order represents the distributor’s first MIOX on-site disinfection generator. The installation has been highly publicized in local and national television, including this television news broadcast.
“We are very excited about this first installation,” said Anatolii Kolesnikov, president of ONIKO. “Our client, the city of Kolomyia, was driven to make a change from containerized liquid chlorine, a dangerous disinfection method. The client had experienced chlorine leaks and the equipment was often in need of repair. They sought MIOX – and specifically the mixed oxidant technology - as a safer solution and we were pleased to provide it for them. They are fully satisfied with the MIOX equipment.”
“MIOX is proud to have ONIKO as our distributor in these regions,” commented Kyle Lee, MIOX chief operating officer. “Their demonstrated understanding of the market, strong relationships and technical expertise make them an ideal partner. More importantly, ONIKO is committed to rapidly expanding access to safe, cost effective water disinfection while creating environmentally sustainable value for its customers and the surrounding communities.”
MIOX appointed ONIKO as its exclusive distributor for the territory of Ukraine in 2010, and recently expanded its territory in 2012 to include Belarus, Moldova and Armenia exclusively in addition to Russia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia non-exclusively.
Generating sodium hypochlorite or advanced mixed oxidant solution on site eliminates the need to purchase, transport and store hazardous bulk chemicals. The mixed oxidant solution used by Kolomyia’s water treatment plant offers all the disinfection power of hypochlorite with additional treatment benefits including reduced or eliminated biofouling, disinfection by-product (DBP) reduction, improved taste and odor, and improved water clarification processes.
About MIOX Corporation
MIOX designs and manufactures systems that provide on-demand disinfection chemistry, eliminating the need to transport hazardous chemicals and reducing carbon footprint. MIOX systems are used in multiple applications through a wide range of products, cost-effectively producing disinfection chemistry from 0.5 to 2,000 pounds per day FAC (free available chlorine). With this flexibility, the applications range from large industrial cooling towers and water and wastewater treatment plants to smaller swimming pool and clean-in-place applications.
Founded in Ukraine in 1992, ONIKO is focused on innovative and environmentally-friendly solutions for water treatment. In addition to servicing both the municipal and industrial water treatment markets in the territory of Ukraine, ONIKO is an established provider of medical equipment and industrial non-destructive testing.