SOURCE: Sionix Corporation

Sionix Corporation

August 30, 2011 09:30 ET

Sionix Announces Plans for Construction and Operation of Waste Water Treatment Facility in the Bakken Shale Formation of North Dakota

Sionix Will Own and Operate Its First Waste Water Treatment Facility

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 30, 2011) - Sionix Corporation (OTCBB: SINX), designer of innovative and patented advanced mobile water treatment systems (MWTS), announced today that it has executed an agreement with Dakota Solutions, Inc. (DSI) for the lease of property in Tioga, North Dakota for the construction and operation of a Waste Water Treatment Facility (WWTF) in the Bakken Shale Formation.

Under the terms of the agreement Sionix plans to design, build, own and operate a WWTF on an 80 acre parcel of leased property near Tioga, ND, the center of drilling operations in North Dakota. Once constructed, this will be the first WWTF of its kind in the Williston Basin. The WWTF will be designed specifically for the treatment of heavily contaminated production, flowback and frac water generated by the rapidly expanding oil and gas drilling activities in the region, and will be equipped with the company's proprietary MWTS products and underlying dissolved air flotation technology. DSI, based in Tioga, North Dakota, owns and operates a fleet of waste hauling tankers for the transport of oil and gas drilling waste water in the Williston Basin region of North Dakota. DSI will transport oil and gas drilling waste to the WWTF as well as treated water back to drillers so that continued draw down on threatened fresh water resources is minimized.

Drilling activities in the energy rich Bakken Shale area of the Williston Basin are in the early stages of development. Drillers in the Williston Basin region of North Dakota currently dispose of their drilling wastes primarily in deep injection wells and continually access fresh water resources for their fracking operations, which is critical to the liberation of energy resources in the shale formation. The Williston Basin has limited availability of fresh water from glacial or bedrock aquifers, ground water resources, and municipal supplies to support drilling operations.

"After months of evaluating available data, we are moving forward with plans to construct and operate a waste water treatment facility in the Bakken Shale Formation," said James R. Currier, Chairman and CEO of Sionix. "We believe the combination of current and projected oil and gas drilling activities, limited availability of fresh water resources, and the absence of a comprehensive waste water treatment and water recycling facility makes this high energy reserve area an ideal location for the installation and operation of a WWTF equipped with our proprietary MWTS. It is expected to provide a critical resource for oil and gas drillers to treat and recycle [millions of gallons of] contaminated production, flowback and frac waste water [daily] without unnecessary stress on limited fresh water resources in the area. We expect the facility will serve not only oil and gas interests but also other industrial, agricultural, commercial and general public demands that require access to the limited public water supplies. With DSI hauling waste water exclusively to the Sionix WWTF, expected contracts with a number of drillers, and anticipated cooperation from local regulators, we believe we will have significant demand for our services."

John Hennessy and Mark Tudahl, co-owners of DSI, commented, "With deep roots, strong family ties, and a life long love for the prairies of North Dakota, we feel this is a great opportunity to preserve and maintain one of the prairies' most vital resources, simply water."

About Sionix Corporation
Sionix designs innovative and advanced Mobile Water Treatment Systems (MWTS) intended for use in energy projects including subterranean fracturing used in oil and gas drilling, government facilities, healthcare facilities, emergency water supplies, housing development projects, and various other industrial processes. These systems can be located adjacent to contaminated water sites or as a pre-treatment for reverse osmosis and other membrane applications. Industries involved in dairy, agribusiness, meat processing, mining, poultry operations, and many others can benefit from Sionix' cost-effective, easily maintained, portable water treatment systems. For more information about the company, go to

About Sionix Technology
Using a patented dissolved air flotation (DAF) technology packaged in a mobile shipping container, air bubbles between the size of 1 and 2 microns are injected and float organic contaminants to the surface where 99.95% are skimmed off, and a majority of inorganic contaminants are also captured and removed. This compares to standard DAF units which historically have been limited to using bubble sizes of 50 microns or larger. The size of these bubbles is important because the smaller the bubble, the greater the surface tension. They can then hold together longer and elevate more organic contaminants to the surface for removal.

Forward Looking Statements
All statements in this press release that are not statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements, including any projections of earnings, revenue, or other financial items, any statements of the plans, strategies, and objectives of management for future operations, any statements concerning proposed new products, services or developments, any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance, statements of belief and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. These statements are based on expectations and assumptions as of the date of this press release and are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, whether Sionix Corporation can raise capital as and when it needs to, whether the water purification systems will generate significant sales, whether it can construct and operate a wastewater treatment facility, whether it can compete successfully in its market and industry, and other factors beyond the control of Sionix Corporation, including those detailed from time to time in the reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Sionix Corporation assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.

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