In manufacturing environments where large volumes of water are involved, industry is facing increasing pressure from government to maximise recycling and reduce waste disposal. In metal manufacturing operations, substantial quantities of coolant water is used as part of the manufacturing process. This water becomes hot and contaminated by bacteria in the normal working day. This can then create OH&S issues since the water cannot be recycled unless the bacteria count is below a certain level. New water costs and waste water discharge costs are rising.

In addition, governments are putting increasing pressure on manufacturers to recycle water. Isan technology can effectively deal with micro-organism levels, without causing concern from a corrosion point of view - always an issue with chlorine. Being effective in these environments usually requires the quality of water being presented to the Isan system to be of a particular standard. Ioteq have available to it a range of complementary filtration technologies capable of effectively presenting this water for final disinfection, at a high enough standard to achieve the required result.

During waste water discharge in a number of manufacturing enterprises, the discharge water is of such a poor quality that recycling is not feasible. When this occurs, companies concerned also have an issue with their discharge water since it is often too high in BOD (Biological Oxygen Demand). This high BOD reading directly affects the amount of money paid for waste water discharge. The Isan system and the application of iodine in this environment can directly lower the BOD levels. Ioteq believes that the application of Isan technology will result in savings to these manufacturers, as well as demonstrating a responsible environmental attitude.