Jan 30, 2012

Company to Market New Small-Scale Water Purification System

MIOX Corp. rolls out smaller version of water system for use in communities, small-scale operations

This year Albuquerque-based MIOX Corp. is set to roll out a smaller version of its water purification system, designed for small communities and small-scale commercial operations, announced MIOX President and CEO Carlos Perea.

The system’s proprietary technology uses a mix of water and salt shot with an electric current to treat drinking water. The electric mix helps separate the salt into its component parts, sodium and chloride. The resulting oxidant solution is poured into water, where the chloride destroys common pathogens, eliminating the need for chemicals used in other systems.

The original system is currently operating at private and public facilities in approximately 30 countries. The system has proven too large and costly for tiny communities in developing countries such as Mexico, however, where MIOX has focused much of its marketing efforts, Perea said.

In response, MIOX designed a new unit specifically for smaller villages, and for use in smaller applications such as swimming pools or small-scale food and beverage operations. “It’s our lowest priced system by far, and it’s much simpler and easier to use,” Perea said.

About 50% of the company’s revenue comes from exports, and about 75% of that comes from sales in Latin America, where the smaller systems are expected to increase demand.