ThomasNet News Logo
Sign Up | Log In | ThomasNet Home | Promote Your Business

MIOX Cooling Tower Disinfection Boosts Power Plant Production by 7% and Reduces Annual Operating Costs by $34 Million

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  

(Archive News Story - Products mentioned in this Archive News Story may or may not be available from the manufacturer.)

MIOX Corp.
5601 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy. NE
Albuquerque, NM, 87113

Press release date: December 17, 2012

A New Award-Winning Bio-Control Approach Cleans Cooling Tower of Biofouling at a Fraction of the Cost of Bulk Hypochlorite

Albuquerque, NM - MIOX Corporation, the technology leader in on-site chemical generation, announced today that a unique bio-control approach developed by exclusive distributor New Technology Systems, Inc. (NTS) has not only achieved significant savings compared to bulk hypochlorite usage, but also increased the production output by more than 7%, or 40 MW at one of Puerto Rico's main suppliers of energy, the 590 MW Palo Seco Power Plant. Since the 2010 installation of a MIOX system, the Plant has experienced significant improvements in water quality and energy efficiency resulting in dramatic savings in water, chemical and energy usage.

In 2010, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) encountered a biofouling emergency at the Palo Seco Power Plant. The heat exchangers were plugged and temperatures rose well above manufacturer specification due to serious biofouling in the plant's cooling tower system. Through collaboration with NTS, PREPA decided to seek an effective, less costly, greener and safer solution for cooling water disinfection. This led them to change their cooling water disinfection from bulk hypochlorite to using MIOX Mixed Oxidant Solution chemistry.

"Once MIOX was introduced into the system, results were seen immediately and the energy load of the plant increased," said Carlos Eli Torres, Senior Chemist at Palo Seco Power Plant. "The efficiencies gained from increased load production, reduced chemical and water usage, and lower operations and maintenance costs added up to over $34 million per year in savings. The operation cost of the MIOX unit was roughly a quarter of the bulk hypochlorite price. The switch to MIOX was a no brainer."

"Not only the cost advantage, but also the effectiveness of the MIOX unit was quite visible and it was another testament of how effective the Mixed Oxidant Solution was removing biofilm," said Tom Muilenberg, MIOX Director of Commercial Operations. "Cleaner condenser tubing resulted in increased heat transfer, allowing them to operate their turbines at a higher load at a fraction of bulk Hypochlorite cost."

Palo Seco Power Plant was awarded the "Innovative Project of the Year," recognizing the project for successes in Water Conservation and Energy Conservation by The 2012 Environmental Congress sponsored by the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association. MIOX is now treating all of the 9 PREPA power plants summing up to approximately 5,200 megawatts of output.

About MIOX Corporation
MIOX designs and manufactures systems that provide on-demand disinfection chemistry, eliminating the need to transport hazardous chemicals and reducing carbon footprint. MIOX systems are used in multiple applications through a wide range of products, cost-effectively producing disinfection chemistry from 1.0 to 2,000 pounds per day FAC (free available chlorine), or up to 300 MGD water. With this flexibility, the applications range from large industrial cooling towers, water and wastewater treatment, swimming pools and clean-in-place applications to oil and gas water cleaning and dairy farm disinfection.

About New Technology Systems
New Technology Systems, Inc. (NTS) is a private corporation founded in Puerto Rico with a focus on green technologies in the area of water treatment, such as mixed oxidants on-site generation and magnetic water treatment with nano technology. NTS offers innovative solutions designed to enhance the efficiency, improve safety and reduce the environmental impact. NTS offers consulting, design, sales, installation, equipment maintenance, process control and training.

About Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority
The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) is a public corporation founded in 1941 who produces, transmits and distributes most of the electric power used in Puerto Rico. The mission of PREPA is to provide electric energy services to customers in the most efficient, cost-effective and reliable manner in harmony with the environment.

MIOX Corporation
5601 Balloon Fiesta Parkway,
Albuquerque, NM 87113
Fax: 505-343-0093

Aileen Culling

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Contacts: View detailed contact information.


Post a comment about this story

(your e-mail address will not be posted)
Comment title:
To submit comment, enter the security code shown below and press 'Post Comment'.

 See related product stories
More .....
 Visit Green and Clean Blog
  Latest from the Green and Clean Blog
 See more product news in:
Waste Handling Equipment
Green & Clean
 More New Product News from this company:
Electrolytic Cell suits existing on-site generating systems.
More ....
| Featured Manufacturing Jobs
 Other News from this company:
MIOX On-Site Chemical Generators Deployed to Philippines by Operation Blessing International
MIOX Launches New Website
MIOX Signs Multi-Year Contract for Produced Water Recycling In Oil & Gas
TEL Venture Capital Invests in MIOX Corporation
MIOX Partners With Simply Water
More ....
 Tools for you
Watch Company 
View Company Profile
Company web site
More news from this company
E-mail this story to a friend
Save Story
Search for suppliers of
Water Disinfection Systems
Induction Heating Water Cooling Systems
High Purity Water Purification Systems
Water Treatment Systems
Water Purification Systems
Water Filtration & Purification Systems
Join the forum discussion at:
The Factory Floor
Tools of the Trade

Home  |  My ThomasNet News®  |  Industry Market Trends®  |  Submit Release  |  Advertise  |  Contact News  |  About Us
Brought to you by        Browse ThomasNet Directory

Copyright © 2014 Thomas Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use - Privacy Policy

Error close

Please enter a valid email address