SOURCE: Sionix Corporation

Sionix Corporation

May 19, 2011 12:06 ET

Sionix Corporation Announces Testing Plans for Its Mobile Water Treatment Systems

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - May 19, 2011) - Sionix Corporation (OTCBB: SINX), designer of innovative and patented advanced mobile water treatment systems, today announced testing plans for Sionix' Mobile Water Treatment Systems (MWTS).

During the next two weeks Mark Hayes, Chief Science Officer of Sionix, and Chuck Oborn, Chief Engineer of Sionix, have planned to test each component of the MWTS individually to assure proper pressures, flows and volumes. Sionix recently re-conditioned a MWTS previously constructed and will use this unit for the tests. The MWTS (meaning Sionix dissolved air floatation (DAF) technology, and other treatment components needed to accomplish the testing) will be assembled for a comprehensive battery of wet tests, which is expected to demonstrate the MWTS' ability to remove a variety of contaminants including non-radioactive isotopes of Lead (Pb), Iodine (I), and Cesium (Ce). These contaminants are of similar atomic weight and structure as the radioactive isotopes Sionix is expecting to remove in Japan. These three elements have been identified by Japanese authorities as the predominant radionuclides present in some of their drinking water sources. This surrogate testing should replace the acceptance testing that Sionix would be expected to undergo upon delivery, and is expected to facilitate the speedy deployment of the MWTS to intended destinations.

In anticipation of increased sales efforts by Sionix, especially in the Marcellus Shale regions in New York and Pennsylvania, these tests are designed to demonstrate and document the capability and efficacy of the Sionix MWTS product and the underlying DAF technology. Sionix believes that this testing is particularly relevant to the treatment of naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) that is prevalent in the waste water of gas and oil drilling and production operations and which municipal regulatory authorities are beginning to more strictly regulate.

Sionix expects to have completed the testing by the first week of June. The tests are planned to be attended by potential customers, partners and investors, and will be certified by an independent testing lab. Once completed Sionix anticipates making the results available in a variety of uses for sales, marketing and in new product development.

About Sionix Corporation
Based in Los Angeles, CA, Sionix designs innovative and advanced water treatment systems intended for use in energy, government facilities, healthcare facilities, emergency water supplies during natural disasters, housing development projects, and various industrial processes including subterranean fracturing used in oil and gas drilling. These systems are designed to be located adjacent to contaminated water sites thus reducing cost and toxic exposure and can be used to remove organic materials including oil, waste and other infectious bacteria from contaminated resources. They can be also used as 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's cost-effective, easily maintained, portable water treatment systems. For more information about the company, go to www.sionix.com.

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 are important because the smaller the bubble, the greater the surface tension and the greater the electrical charge. They can then hold together longer and elevate more organic contaminants to the surface for removal.

Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains statements that may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Those statements include statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of the Company, and members of their management as well as the assumptions on which such statements are based. Prospective investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, and that actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements. Important factors currently known to management that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-statements include fluctuation of operating results, the ability to compete successfully and the ability to complete before-mentioned transactions. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes to future operating results. Sionix' recent financial results, risks and uncertainties are discussed in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2010 and in current reports filed since that date with the Securities and Exchange Commission, all of which are available for review at www.sec.gov.

Contact Information

  • Company Contact:
    James R. Currier
    Chairman/Chief Executive Officer
    T:704-971-8404
    jcurrier@sionix.com

    Investor Relations Contact:
    Stephanie Prince/Jody Burfening
    Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates
    T: 212-838-3777
    sprince@lhai.com