MIOX Biofilm Removal | Water Treatment Technology

Source: MIOX Corporation

MIOX Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS) is a safe, user-friendly and viable chemical treatment method for biofilm removal, microbiological control, and water disinfection.  MOS chemistry has shown in multiple applications and third-party research to have a significant impact on industries that utilize water treatment chemicals - including municipal water treatment, cooling tower water treatment, industrial water treatment, and aquatics water.

Biofilm is a substance that forms readily in water distribution lines, water storage tanks, and any other aqueous environment. A Biofilm forms when bacteria begin to excrete a slimy, sticky substance that allows them to adhere to surfaces.  The biofilm mass usually consists of many species of bacteria, and can also include fungi, algae, and protozoa. Biofilm is resistant to chlorine and is difficult to remove once initial adhesion occurs. The biofilm slime shelters disease-causing microorganisms, protecting them from chlorine disinfection. In addition, biofilm exerts an oxidant demand, consuming chlorine residuals in the distribution line and requiring higher doses at the treatment station for residual maintenance at the end of the line.

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