The substitution of conventional biocide treatments with MIOX Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS) has resulted in a biocidal cooling tower water treatment process that costs less and is more effective than isothiazoline and bromine biocides.
The installation of MIOX biocide solution has been shown to be as effective as utilizing isothiazoline compounds and organic biocides while significantly reducing operation costs. Water analysis and a real-time ATP (adenosine triphosphate) test showed positive impact to the cooling water when the biocical treatment was changed to MIOX Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS). Also the facility observed low ATP rates with a decreasing trend since the installation of the RIO Zuni systems.
MIOX technology helped the facility meet its objectives of:
1. Microbiological Control
The new treatment process utilizing MOS is as effective as the previous treatment process (isothiazoline & bromine) at controlling bacterial growth.
2. Safety & Simplicity
On-site chemical generation eliminated the manipulation of up to 5,500 lb/year biocidal products from filling meters and/or manual injection. Furthermore, the facility was able to completely eliminate the transportation, storage and handling of delivered chemicals and their containers.
3. Economic Benefits
Lower operating costs from removing the purchase of delivered biocidal products and switching to on-site generation which utilizes only salt, water and electricity.