Mitsubishi Rayon signs exclusive license agreement with Ionics

Ionics, Inc., a provider of the treatment and analysis of water and wastewater, recently announced the signing of an exclusive marketing and license agreement with Mitsubishi Rayon.

Watertown, MA, Feb. 2, 2004 -- Ionics, Inc., a provider of the treatment and analysis of water and wastewater, recently announced the signing of an exclusive marketing and license agreement with Mitsubishi Rayon.

The multi-year agreement gives Ionics the exclusive license for Sterapore™ Hollow Fiber membranes for use in membrane bioreactor (MBR) applications in the Americas. A number of MBR systems incorporating the Sterapore membranes are already in commercial operation including locations in the Pacific Northwest, New England, and the Caribbean.

MBR is one of the fastest growing technologies in wastewater treatment due to its ability to meet current discharge regulations as well as future stricter limits. Ionics MBR systems have a smaller footprint than conventional treatment systems, provide consistent effluent quality even with varying influent conditions, and provide effective treatment for high BOD levels in wastewater.

Ionics MBR systems replace the sedimentation process used in conventional wastewater treatment by removing the suspended materials with a microfiltration (MF) membrane. The membranes are submerged in an aeration tank, with the water being drawn through the membranes under vacuum, leaving the suspended biomass material in the aeration tank.

About Ionics, Incorporated

Ionics, Incorporated is an internationally recognized provider of treatment and analysis of water and wastewater. Founded in 1948, Ionics has over 50 years of experience in the design, installation, operation and maintenance of membrane-based water treatment systems.

Ionics is a supplier of membrane-based desalination systems in the world. Ionics is also a supplier of zero liquid discharge systems, ultrapure water systems for the power and microelectronics industries, and in the measurement and analysis of both total organic carbon and boron. For more information about Ionics, visit www.ionics.com.


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