MIOX supplying Virgin Islands with mixed oxidant disinfection system

The facility on the Island of St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands will include three MIOX Vault Series mixed oxidant generators. Each will have a 60 pound per day capacity and will treat 3 million gallons of desalinated water per day. The new prefabricated packaged vault Series, expected to be complete by late 2010, will replace the facility’s ageing calcium hypochlorite system.

The Vault Series generates a 0.45% mixed oxidant solution on-site, on demand, by combining three common consumables – salt, water and electricity. Generating a chlorine equivalent on-site 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 (FAC) ranging from 4-1,550+ lb/day.

Hugo V Hodge Jr., executive director of the Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority said: “We’re excited to have a state-of-the-art disinfection system that will reduce costs and improve water quality for our community. By ordering the prefabricated system ‘plug and play’, installation costs are significantly reduced, and choosing the Vault made perfect sense. The new system will minimise maintenance, saving the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority time and labour costs.”