In layman's terms, MINLOX is a liquid concentrate that mixes with water to destroy microbes in farm water. Technically speaking...MINLOX is a non-toxic, advanced oxidation formula of minerals chelated with oxygen and stabilized in a water-based solution. It is a viable option in any industry and application looking for solution to challenging situations where the highest level and very effective oxidation of organic and inorganic materials is required.
After 200+ years of using poison to eliminate microbes, chemists discovered that AOP (Advanced Oxidation Processes) offers a much safer and more powerful option for water disinfection. MINLOX took the AOP concept and added their proprietary Mineral Oxychloride to make it much easier to handle. Today, using harsh chemicals and ozone, have become antiquated concepts with oxidation taking us into the future of disinfection, from here forward.
Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs), in a broad sense, are a set of chemical treatment procedures designed to remove organic (and sometimes inorganic) materials in water and wastewater by oxidation through reactions with hydroxyl radicals (·OH)
Mineral Oxychlorides represented by the formula MxOyClz are a family of chemical compounds that contain both oxygen and chlorine molecules bound to transition mineral elements.
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are highly reactive chemicals formed from O₂. Examples of ROS include peroxides, superoxide, hydroxyl radical, singlet oxygen, and alpha-oxygen.
Nascent oxygen is the oxygen which hasn’t bonded covalently with another oxygen atom to form O2.
Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) were first proposed in the 1980s for drinking water treatment and later were widely studied for treatment of different wastewaters. In a general definition, physicochemical procedures which promote in situ generation of free hydroxyl radicals as highly oxidative reagents for the decomposition of pollutants in water or air are described as “advanced oxidation processes”.
These oxidation processes begin with one or a combination of any three different reagents: ozone, hydrogen peroxide or an alternate source of oxygen, like Sodium Hypochlorite. They are implemented either combined with each other or applied with UV irradiation and/or various kinds of catalysts homogeneously and heterogeneously. Due to the generation of increased amounts of OH radicals, combination of two or more AOPs usually leads to higher oxidation rates.
MINLOX proprietary formula reaction with water.
There is a tight in-plane M-O (mineral/metal-oxygen) chemical bond while weak out-of-plane Van der Waals interactions between adjacent Cl-Cl (chloride ions) layers.
The structures of the mineral oxychlorides in aqueous media, [(MxOyClz)(Aq)], support their high-efficiency photocatalytic activity for water splitting and generation of highly reactive oxygen species (ROS) that maximize their application as an advanced oxidation process (AOP) and powerful water treatment chemical. The molecules are purposely designed to be weakly bound together such that when it comes in contact with inorganics, microorganisms and organic matter, it readily gives off oxygen atoms that aggressively oxidize all desired contaminants.
Unlike the well-known fungicide copper oxychloride [Cu4(OH)6Cl2], whose inhibitory activity is based on copper's antifungal effectiveness, the reactive oxygen species are the active agents in the mineral oxychloride solution when it interacts with water.
No known microbe can survive the oxidative stress of AOP technology using Mineral Oxychlorides.
The technology of disinfection and oxidation has not advanced in more than 30 years. Outdated protocols for water & agriculture treatments are not able to eliminate biologic growth in filtration systems, on ultraviolet systems, nor within distribution systems.
MINLOX™ has improved the technology of disinfection and oxidation by mimicking nature. Nature utilizes a variety of “reactive oxygen species” (ROS) while using specific minerals and metals to aid in the distribution of ROS thus acting as catalysts for ROS reactions against microbes and organic contaminants. MINLOX™ advances disinfection technology by translating what nature does into a simple-to-use, liquid formula. The result...is a disinfection ability, for the management of viruses, bacteria, molds and biofilm that is more than 12 times that of conventional chlorine treatments. It far exceeds peroxides and provides a residual protection that ozone is not capable of.
Bacteria, viruses, micro-fungi and protozoa stand no chance with oxidation.
MINLOX™ as stated, is a unique mixture of minerals and oxygen in liquid form. When it comes in contact with pathogens or organic contaminants, it releases Nascent Oxygen. This “release as needed” property of MINLOX™ offers a strong downstream residual to continue disinfecting.
What is Nascent Oxygen? Oxygen, as it occurs naturally, is a compound of two atoms of oxygen. Nascent Oxygen refers to making available a single atom of oxygen.
Why Nascent Oxygen? It provides the highest efficiency of oxidation. Oxidation is an aggressive reaction that dramatically changes the physical properties of a target compound. Of the many elements that will cause oxidation reactions...Nascent Oxygen is the most aggressive agent and gives the added bonus of not producing toxic by-products. For pathogen control, the amount of Nascent Oxygen necessary to kill pathogens is much less than other oxidants or disinfectants.
One gallon of MINLOX concentrate outperforms 15 - 20 gallons of harsh chemicals.
Infected organisms use a portion of their energy fighting off microbes. This stunts/prevents growth.
MINLOX destroys microbes, allowing organisms to spend all energy on growth.
Up to 40% increase in yield is possible with a healthy organism (crop/livestock).