Laboratory & Pilot Studies
Orica Watercare can perform comprehensive laboratory simulations to measure the effectiveness of MIEX® resin treatment on water and wastewater sources. Full reports of the feasibility results along with a budgetary proposal can be provided upon request. Contact your local office for more details on the test procedures or to arrange laboratory treatability testing of your water or wastewater stream.
Pilot trial studies can also be performed to verify performance of the MIEX® System and/or to gain necessary approvals before implementation.
Orica Watercare has a fleet of pilot plants that are fully automated and can simulate a full range of MIEX® treatment scenarios. Control of the process is accomplished through touch screen Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) with a field engineer from Orica operating the system and logging data during the trial.
Approximately six weeks prior to the beginning of a pilot trial, Orica Watercare will typically conduct a correlation test on the source water. This correlation will allow the pilot plant to be optimized to meet the quality objectives during the first few days of the trial.
During a pilot trial, samples are analyzed on-site everyday to verify the water quality goals are being met and the plant is running efficiently. Samples are also taken and sent to an independent lab for verification of contaminant levels. The results of the pilot trial are documented in a comprehensive pilot report and issued to the customer once all the data has been received.