water

What we do

Ixom provides chemicals, technologies and services for water treatment.

Our key end markets

Ixom products are used by municipal customers for creating safe drinking water and treating sewage and by industrial customers in water and process applications.  Industrial markets include pulp and paper, food and beverage, dairy, steel, power generation and petrochemical. 

Products & Services

Ixom offers a broad range of chemicals covering: 

  • Coagulation/Flocculation; 
  • Disinfection and Oxidation;
  • pH and Alkalinity Control; 
  • Nutrient and Algal Control; and 
  • Asset Protection and Odour Abatement. 

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Ixom is Australia's largest manufacturer and marketer of Chlor-Alkali products including Chlorine, Caustic Soda, Sodium Hypochlorite and Hydrochloric Acid with state-of-the-art production facilities across Australia and New Zealand.

We also manufacture a range of specialty chemicals for use in water treatment and other industries including Iron Salts, Coagulants, Flocculants and Chlorinated Paraffins.

We compliment this with a comprehensive range of commodities and specialty raw materials to support all activities within the collection, distribution, conditioning, recycling and discharge of water.

Our products are sold into water treatment, but also many other industries including: pulp and paper, mining, soap and detergent, metal treatment, food and beverage, dairy and general chemicals.

All our manufacturing processes are ISO9001 certified and NSF accreditation is held for key chemicals. Chemical quality is assured on delivery through the provision of a full Certificate of Compliance from an independent NATA laboratory. Our logistics process is managed through SAP - a best practice electronic "order, production, delivery" management system. Deliveries are provided via accredited carriers specialising in chemical transport.
We also offer a range of services, operations and projects related to water-care.


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MIEX® Technology

Ixom Watercare is a leading global supplier of Ion Exchange treatment solutions. Our unique MIEX® and MICo® pre-treatment processes have the ability to reduce Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC), and other constituents from  water, resulting in  reduction in the formation of Disinfection By-products (DBPs), and conformance to regulatory goals,  in your municipal drinking water treatment plant.

The MIEX® process is a proven solution to decrease Disinfection By-Product formation by reducing DOC levels and total oxidant demand while lowering total net operational costs. MIEX® has many additional benefits including improved taste and odor and improved floc formation with lower chemical doses. The MIEX® process can also be used to significantly reduce treated water color levels from 60% to 95% through the removal of DOC. Reduction of organics at the head of a water treatment plant is critical to lowering operational costs and improving plant performance.

The name MIEX® comes from ‘Magnetic Ion Exchange’. MIEX® Resin beads have a magnetic property that allows them to agglomerate and settle rapidly, or fluidize at high hydraulic loading rates. Because of this unique feature, MIEX® Resin is used in a continuous process with ion exchange occurring in either a mixed tank or a fluidized bed reactor vessel.

MICo® stands for MIEX® co-removal, which is a MIEX® treatment process that combines multiple treatment objectives in one process. This process uses the MIEX® Plus media blend to reduce DOC as well as other constituents of concern such as  hardness (MICo® SOF) or taste and odor (MICo® T&O). By combining two processes into one, clients save money and space.

MIEX® and MICo® Treatment Systems have a small process footprint, low headloss, very low waste volumes and are not subject to chromatographic peaking, allowing ion exchange to be used in a wide variety of applications.  In addition,  MIEX® resin is tolerant of most oxidants, turbidity, and heavy metals.

Our Applications

MIEX® and MICo® processes provide water treatment solutions for municipal drinking water treatment applications.
Applications for MIEX® and MICo® treatment include:

  • Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC) Reduction
  • Color Reduction
  • Hardness and Organics Reduction
  • Organics and Taste and Odor Reduction
  • Sulfide Reduction
  • Bromide Reduction
  • Organics and Ammonia Reduction
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