Strong Start to 2011 for Orica Watercare: Johnston County MIEX® System Commissioned, Chinese Contracts Secured

The first few months of 2011 have brought with them some significant milestones for Orica Watercare, including the commissioning of the largest High Rate MIEX® System and Orica Watercare’s expansion into the Chinese market, where contracts have been secured for China’s first two MIEX® Treatment systems.

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MIEX(R) Treatment System at Johnston County North Carolina

MIEX(R) Treatment System at Johnston County North Carolina

We have never seen finished water DOC as low as what we are producing with the MIEX® System.

Watkins, Colorado (PRWEB) May 19, 2011

The first few months of 2011 have brought with them some significant milestones for Orica Watercare, including the commissioning of the largest High Rate MIEX® System and Orica Watercare’s expansion into the Chinese market, where contracts have been secured for China’s first two MIEX® Treatment systems.

With its commissioning in January 2011, the MIEX® System at the Johnston County Public Utilities Water Treatment Plant became the largest High Rate MIEX® System in operation. This is the first MIEX® System located in North Carolina. The system treats 6.75 million gallons of water per day and serves a distribution system spanning 1600 miles. The MIEX® System removes dissolved organic carbon (DOC) as a pretreatment to downstream treatment processes. Since the MIEX® System has beneficial effects on downstream processes, the plant upgrade has allowed the utility to use all existing infrastructure to meet current and future EPA regulations for the reduction of carcinogenic disinfection by-products. The system, which was funded in part by ARRA Stimulus dollars, is also expected to reduce downstream chemical consumption by as much as 50%. Lead Operator Steve Beale was quoted as saying; “We have never seen finished water DOC as low as what we are producing with the MIEX® System. In addition, the sludge waste being produced downstream of the MIEX® System is dense and simple to dewater compared to the side of the plant that is not being fed the MIEX® treated water.” With these benefits it is simple to see why the plant is considering doubling the flow capacity and treating the entire influent flow with the MIEX® Process.

In early 2011, the global Orica Watercare team also celebrated the launch of the Orica Watercare China business. The business has recently secured contracts for China’s first two MIEX® Treatment systems. A 90 MLD MIEX® System for DOC removal is currently under construction for Huai An Water Company, Ltd. to be installed at the Company’s existing drinking water treatment plant in Huai An City, Jiangsu Province. Plant commissioning is scheduled for October 2011. A 1 MLD MagnaPak® System, utilizing the MIEX® Resin technology in a packaged water treatment plant platform, is also currently under construction at the Beijing Xinhongpeng Paper Co., Ltd, due to be commissioned in June 2011.

“The MIEX® Technology has been the process of choice for a growing number of customers, worldwide, and we look forward to continuing to provide treatment solutions to our growing customer base,” states Shane Jones, President of the North American Orica Watercare business.

About Orica Watercare Inc.

Orica Watercare Inc. is the manufacturer of MIEX® Systems and MIEX® Ion Exchange Resins for the reduction of Disinfection By-Products, Dissolved Organic Carbon, Color, Nitrate and Arsenic from water & wastewater streams. Orica Watercare Inc., headquartered in Denver, CO is a subsidiary of the Orica group of companies. The Orica group is the largest supplier of water treatment and industrial chemicals in Australia and New Zealand and is the world's largest supplier of commercial explosives.

Visit http://www.miexresin.com for more information.

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