Air Products’ Halia system chosen for Wichita water project


Air Products’ Halia™ advanced oxidation system has been selected by the US City of Wichita, Kansas for a crucial step in the process of treating excess water flow from the Little Arkansas River for aquifer storage and future reuse.

The Halia system will treat 30 million gallons of surface water per day using HiPOx®1 technology—an ozone-based advanced oxidation process (AOP)—to destroy atrazine, control bromate formation, and meet virus inactivation requirements for health and human safety.

Atrazine, a known endocrine disrupting chemical (EDC) and the main ingredient in about 40 name-brand herbicides, is showing up in drinking water supplies, causing concern among regulatory agencies throughout the US. Herbicides often move with rainwater from the point of application to nearby bodies of water, such as reservoirs, ponds and lakes, eventually finding their way into drinking water supplies.

“Air Products is helping to drive sustainable water supply by enabling communities to use more of their water,” said Shaun C. Porter, Water Industry Specialist at Air Products.

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