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MIOX Launches the New RIO Zuni for Mid-Size Cooling Towers at the Association of Water Technologies

September 12 2012

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Albuquerque, NM – September 12, 2012 – MIOX Corporation, the technology leader in on-site chemical generation, announced it will launch the new RIO Zuni at the Association of Water Technologies (AWT) Conference on September 19, 2012 in Palm Springs, CA.  The newest addition to the MIOX product line, the RIO Zuni is a 1.0 to 2.0 lb/day Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS) generator designed for smaller scale disinfection applications.  The RIO Zuni will be featured at AWT as a superior alternative to traditional cooling disinfection methods such as bulk hypochlorite, chlorine gas, chlorine dioxide and proprietary biocides.

"We listened to what customers were asking for. This is a revolutionary design from many aspects including ability to handle 10X harder water than anything else on the market, and self-cleaning to eliminate the need for acid washing,” said Justin Sanchez, MIOX Chief Technology Officer. “It is as easy as operating a residential water softener.”

MOS is generated on-site, on-demand with remarkable disinfectant capabilities even at higher 8-10 pH levels attributed to a synergy between sodium hypochlorite and trace hydrogen peroxide that coexist within 48 hours of generation.

New Technology Systems, Inc. (NTS) is using MIOX to treat 14 cooling tower units at the oil power plants of Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA).  Significant savings in water, chemical and energy usage have been achieved. "Prior to installing the MIOX generators, the O&M costs at the Palo Seco plant were above $2.5 million a year. After switching to MIOX, the O&M costs fell to $1.1 million, nearly a 57 percent reduction. Furthermore, the electricity production capacity improved by 9% due to the cleaner condenser tubes, translating into millions of dollars saving for PREPA," says Eugenio Vives, NTS President.

Fehr Solutions, LLC utilizes MIOX at multiple Thermal Chicago cooling towers in downtown Chicago. MOS chemistry eliminated algae and biofilm in the tower basins within 2 weeks; eliminated delivered chemicals of sodium hypochlorite and isothiazolin biocide every week in the middle of downtown Chicago; and decreased operating costs without any impact on steel or yellow corrosion.  Due to chemical cost savings, Thermal Chicago achieved a payback of less than 2 years.

To learn more about MIOX for Cooling Towers, read this publication from the Cooling Technology Institute.

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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.

About New Technology Systems
New Technology Systems, Inc. is a private corporation founded in Puerto Rico with a focus on green technologies in the area of water treatment, such as mixed oxidants on-site generation and magnetic cathodic protection. NTS offers innovative solutions designed to enhance the efficiency, improve safety and reduce the environmental impact. NTS offers consulting, design, sales, installation, equipment maintenance, process control and training.

About Fehr Solutions
Fehr Solutions, LLC was founded in 2003 as an independent, unbiased water treatment service and consulting firm. Fehr Solutions’ philosophy is to develop objective performance metrics based on industry best practices, test to validate performance against these metrics and to let these data drive the water treatment program. Technical approaches range from low-priced commodity based chemicals, to in-situ chemical generation, to mechanical treatment methods. Focus on sustainability ensures systems are maintained to industry best practices while chemical, water and energy use are minimized.

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