The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Finance Center, in collaboration with the...
Natural disasters interrupted supply chain for equipment needed to construct system
Sionix Corp. announced that the scheduled testing of its mobile water treatment systems (MWTS) has been postponed due to several unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances. The testing scheduled for this week is being rescheduled for the earliest possible date. The unfortunate occurrences of fire, floods and tornadoes across the U.S. created disruptions in supply chains, which led to delays in the shipment of electrical components and plumbing parts. Suppliers' first priority was to provide needed parts to areas with destroyed infrastructure. Sionix has now procured all parts necessary and has resumed its construction schedule.
As originally announced, the testing is to be conducted and certified by an independent third party and is expected to be witnessed by Georges Samaha, the chairman and CEO of SAPO Intl. S.A. Currently, Sionix is under a memorandum of understanding with TII, the American affiliate of SAPO Intl., for deployment of an MWTS in Japan. There has been some difficulty in obtaining a visa for Samaha's trip to the U.S. to view the testing, but Sionix anticipates no further delays.
Sionix has also expanded its testing plans to include hydrocarbons and biologics for applications in oil and gas drilling in shale formations. In addition to fresh water, tests will be done in brackish water. Sionix will begin the tests as soon as it is ready. In the event that all relevant parties are not able to attend the first run of tests, which will give Sionix test data needed for continued sales efforts, the company is prepared to repeat the demonstrations as needed.