Florida city chooses ion exchange to treat water

Sept. 15, 2015

The town’s lime softening plant was shut down several years ago, leaving residents without soft water.

BUNNELL, Fla. — Sept. 14, 2015 — Ixom Watercare Inc. provided its ion exchange technology to the city of Bunnell to simultaneously soften and remove organics from the water, according to a press release.

The town’s lime softening plant was shut down several years ago, leaving residents without soft water, noted the release. Softening water and removing organics is a common problem for groundwater in the state.

Florida uses Ixom technology so communities stay in compliance with Stage 2 Disinfection By-Products Regulations, stated the release. Until now, the state has used a two-step process with lime or membranes to product soft water.

Ixom developed a one-step process using its MIEX® Plus resin that saves on capital and operational costs, reported the release. The city chose Ixom’s MICo® SOF Ion Exchange Technology in 2014.

"We are excited to work with the City of Bunnell to deliver the first MICO SOF plant in North America," said Randy Cable, president of Ixom, in the release. "The folks at Bunnell have been incredible to work with and as an organization we appreciate the forward thinking and adoption of this industry changing process. We look forward to working with them for years to come and to showcase the new … process."

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