News | March 11, 2004

Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Awarded Ozone Contract

Will supply water treatment system for Winfield, Kansas

Warrendale, PA - Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. (MEPPI) has been chosen to supply an ozone water treatment system for the city of Winfield, Kansas. Walters-Morgan Construction, Inc. of Manhattan, Kan., awarded MEPPI the $415,000 contract to supply the ozone system for Winfield's water treatment plant, which was designed by Professional Engineering Consultants of Wichita.

The system will consist of two Mitsubishi Electric ozone generators, each skid-mounted and equipped with their own inverter power supply and instrumentation. MEPPI will also be supplying all ancillary equipment including the ozone injection, ozone destruction and nitrogen boost systems. The units will be assembled and tested in MEPPI's Warrendale, Pa., factory; start-up of the water treatment plant is scheduled for late 2004. Once operational, the system will improve the taste and odor of Winfield's water.

Ozone is one of the strongest disinfectants known. It is produced by passing an electrical charge through oxygen, creating a molecule with three atoms of oxygen, O3. This ozone molecule, when applied for drinking water treatment, is effective in the reduction or elimination of color, taste and odor problems associated with many water supplies. Ozone can also effectively destroy bacteria and inactivate viruses more rapidly than other disinfectant chemicals, and leaves oxygen as its sole by-product. Because it is environmentally friendly, ozone disinfection is suitable for municipal water treatment, wastewater treatment, bottled water disinfection, and a wide variety of industrial applications.

Mitsubishi Electric has been producing ozone generators since 1968, and has more than 500 plants in operation around the world.

Founded in 1985, Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. is a leading US supplier of equipment, systems, and services to utilities and industrials in the US and overseas. It supplies electrical and electronic products and services, such as ozone water treatment systems, generators, gas insulated substations, large power transformers, generator breakers, lightning arresters, power electronic systems for electrical transmission & distribution, power systems studies, rail propulsion systems, and Diamond Vision video display screens.

MEPPI is one of nearly a dozen Mitsubishi Electric US companies which have more than 4,000 employees in 30 locations throughout North America. In addition to its Warrendale headquarters, MEPPI has offices in Los Angeles, St. Louis, Orlando, Charlotte, Atlanta and New York.

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Source: Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA