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Tests will measure ability to remove contaminants in preparation for deployment in Japan
Sionix Corp. this week announced testing plans for Sionix' Mobile Water Treatment Systems (MWTS).
During the next two weeks, Mark Hayes, chief science officer of Sionix, and Chuck Oborn, chief engineer of Sionix, have planned to test each component of the MWTS individually to assure proper pressures, flows and volumes. Sionix recently re-conditioned an MWTS previously constructed and will use this unit for the tests. The MWTS will be assembled for a comprehensive battery of wet tests, which is expected to demonstrate the MWTS' ability to remove a variety of contaminants, including non-radioactive isotopes of lead, iodine and cesium. These contaminants are of similar atomic weight and structure as the radioactive isotopes Sionix is expecting to remove in Japan. According to Sionix, these three elements have been identified by Japanese authorities as the predominant radionuclides present in some of its drinking water sources. This surrogate testing should replace the acceptance testing that Sionix would be expected to undergo upon delivery, and is expected to facilitate the speedy deployment of the MWTS to intended destinations.
Sionix expects to have completed the testing by the first week of June. The tests are planned to be attended by potential customers, partners and investors, and will be certified by an independent testing lab. Once completed, Sionix anticipates making the results available in a variety of uses for sales, marketing and in new product development.