In many conventional water treatment solutions, a wide range of chemicals are added in the system to work as coagulants, disinfectants, neutralizing agents, scale or corrosion inhibitors, and water softeners etc. Adding chemicals into the raw water not only increases the cost and time of treatment, but introduces risk of safely handling the chemicals, and also increases the required manual labor. IX Water treatment systems require zero chemical additives.
Instead zeolites are used as the media to adsorb various contaminants from wastewater. Zeolites and surfactant modified zeolites (SMZ) have been shown to be some of the most cost-effective and efficient materials to treat industrial wastewater, produced water, municipal wastewater and drinking water etc. IX Water’s IxMZ and IxMZ-S media are utilized to target specific contaminants such as hydrocarbons (BTEX), polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and NPD (naphthalene, phenanthrenes, dibenzothiophenes), metals and heavy metals including aluminum, antimony, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, copper, iron, lead, manganese, mercury, nickel, thallium, zinc. These medias are designed and nano-coated in specific way to meet the needs of different types of wastewater along with the goals of each customer.
— Yao Quin, Director of Engineering, IX Water