Jul 22, 2008

MIOX Selected to Treat Reclaimed Water for Emerald Coast Utility Authority’s Pensacola Plant

RIO water disinfection systems will treat 20 million gal per day of Pensacola, Fla.’s wastewater for industrial reuse

MIOX Corp. has been selected by Baskerville-Donovan, Inc. to supply five RIO Series onsite sodium hypochlorite generators for the final disinfection phase at the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority’s (ECUA) new Central Water Reclamation Facility (CWRF) in Pensacola, Fla. Each RIO unit has a 500-lb-per-day capacity and will treat 20 million gal of wastewater per day. The new treatment facility, expected to be complete in 2010, will replace the aging Main Street Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The RIO units will produce up to 20 million gal of effluent per day, and the disinfected water will be reused by Gulf Power’s Crist Plant. Recycling the effluent discharge via industrial reuse minimizes the impact the facility’s processes will have on the environment while enhancing the efficiency and reducing operational costs of both the Crist Plant and the CWRF.

The RIO generates a 0.8% sodium hypochlorite solution onsite, on demand, by combining three common consumables—salt, water and electricity. Generating a chlorine equivalent onsite eliminates the need to transport and store potentially dangerous chlorine gas and alleviates operational challenges associated with storing and injecting bulk sodium hypochlorite. The MIOX system product line is highly scalable with free available chlorine ranging from 4 to 1,550-plus lb per day.