Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) September 27, 2012
Parkson Corporation has introduced its MaximOS™ On-site Disinfection System to a Texas drinking water service, which is now enjoying the unmatched benefits of mixed oxidants and greater peace of mind.
The MaximOS™ technology was chosen by the Canyon Lake Water Service Company to replace a chlorine gas system that required storing large quantities of the potentially harmful gas on site. For operators, the proper management and handling of chlorine gas poses many health and safety challenges and a potential failure in the chlorine system may disrupt service.
“Mixed oxidant systems require only power, water and salt, a harmless raw material, to produce the same or better disinfecting power as any other system,” said John Deogracias, Commercial Leader for MaximOS™. “Switching to mixed oxidants allows plant operators to spend less time worrying about a potential chlorine leak and more time on other important tasks.”
In addition to eliminating the chlorine hazard, plant operators are hopeful that its two new Parkson MaximOS™ units will provide additional protection from trihalomethanes formation in the system. These harmful compounds form more readily in hot summer months as a result of decomposing organic materials in the water supply. Switching from chlorine gas to a mixed oxidant system for final disinfection will further reduce their levels. In several studies, mixed oxidant treatments, unlike chlorine, have been found to prevent the formation of trihalomethanes simply due to the reduction in dosing requirements.
“Delivering high quality and reliable water that meets or surpasses all State and Federal water quality standards is our number one goal,” said Larry Bittle, Director of Operations at Canyon Lake. “We are always looking to make improvements to ensure our customers receive the highest quality water.”
Various tests and real world examples have shown that microflocculation produced by mixed oxidants can be especially useful for removing organic matter, preventing the formation of trihalomethanes and reducing polymer or alum costs.