News | December 1, 2009

MIOX Technology Retained To Manage Water Quality At Radisson Hotel Albuquerque Water Park Opening In First Quarter 2010

MIOX Corporation, a leader in safe water disinfection, announced it has been awarded the service contract to provide aquatic sanitation for the new Water Park opening at the Radisson Hotel Albuquerque, New Mexico. The contract will include managing water quality and cleanliness for the Radisson's five water features, including a 63,895-gallon river and slide plunge pool; 32,235-gallon activity pool; 12,577-gallon wading pool; 8,690-gallon spa; and a 57,230 gallon FlowRider. The MIOX SmartStart lease program includes a mixed oxidant on-site generation system, training, remote monitoring and on-site preventive maintenance services. The mixed oxidant technology in use at the Radisson Albuquerque offers better control to prevent recreational water illnesses; ensure removal of biofouling that may exist in distribution pipelines; reduced formation of chlorinated by-products; and a better swim experience through elimination of the eye and skin irritation typical of many pools and spas.

"By partnering with MIOX, we have found a highly effective water sanitation technology that ensures the safest and most enjoyable environment possible for guests and employees," said Jim Metzger, general manager of the Radisson. "With the SmartStart program, we have the peace of mind of knowing MIOX's job is to keep our solution tank full, while also ensuring peak performance from the MIOX system. We were able to achieve the best of both worlds, the performance and cost reductions of on-site generation and the reliability and availability that comes from traditional, delivered chemical models. We're delighted with this arrangement."

MIOX's clean technologies treat water using only salt, water and electricity to generate a dilute sanitizer on site. Creating sanitizer on site is safe, cost effective and environmentally responsible, cutting back transportation requirements, reducing carbon emissions and fuel consumption, and eliminating the storage losses and disposal of chemical containers. MIOX technology is endorsed by the International Swimming Hall of Fame, EPA-compliant, and NSF-50 compliant for pool and spa applications.

The water park facility was designed by the consulting team of Cities Edge Architects, a national hotel, resort and water park design firm and Ramaker & Associates. Ramaker & Associates performed the aquatic, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering design for the facility.

"Our firm is pleased that the Radisson Hotel has embraced our recommendations for utilizing the MIOX disinfection solution," said Duane Wepking, PE, senior project manager at Ramaker & Associates. "MIOX's SmartStart program presented a creative means for Radisson to implement the MIOX installation and on-going maintenance of the equipment. They have demonstrated that their solution is effective for swimming pool applications and has many short term and long term benefits for the owner. The solution is very user-friendly and greatly diminishes the risk posed by conventional on-site chemical storage. Overall, sustainability is the key asset for the MIOX system."

About MIOX Corporation
MIOX Corporation is focused on solving one of the world's most pressing issues: the need for affordable, safe, and healthy water. MIOX's patented on-site water disinfection technology safely and economically generates either hypochlorite or advanced mixed oxidant using just salt, water and power, replacing the need to purchase, transport and store dangerous chemicals. MIOX is safely used in over 30 countries for public drinking water systems, water reuse projects, and non-municipal applications including the food and beverage, power, and aquatics and leisure industries.

About Ramaker & Associates
Ramaker & Associates is a leader in designing innovative indoor/outdoor swimming pools and water parks. As a full-service engineering company, they are proficient in all phases of the design process. Over the past 15 years, Ramaker & Associates has assisted hundreds of communities and destination resorts in the development of popular water attractions.

About Cities Edge Architects
Cities Edge has designed hundreds of Hotels and Resorts across the country. In addition to this they have held the lead role in designing many Water Parks as well as prototype designs for Water Park facilities. Cities Edge, http://www.citiesedgearchitects.com enjoys many professional relationships with quality companies like Ramaker & Associates, and MIOX Corporation.

About Radisson Hotels
Radisson® Hotels & Resorts, one of the world's leading, full-service hotel brands, offers vibrant, contemporary and engaging hospitality that is defined by its distinctive Yes I Can! service philosophy. Radisson includes more than 420 locations in 73 countries. It is part of Carlson Hotels Worldwide, a leading global hotel company with more than 1,055 locations in 77 countries under the brands of Regent® Hotels & Resorts; Radisson® Hotels & Resorts; Park Plaza® Hotels & Resorts; Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM and Park Inn®.

SOURCE: MIOX Corporation

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