American Water Purification, Inc. (AWPI) is a Kansas Corporation which began business in 1984 as a developer and manufacturer of ozone-based swimming pool and spa disinfection systems. These systems, marketed under the name “Hydrozone”, could reduce chlorine use by 90% in a pool and totally eliminate its use in a spa.
In 1987, looking for other ozone uses, AWPI began research and development efforts on a direct application of ozone to eliminate pathogens on food and in 1989 applied to the USDA for a water reuse system for food processing. After eight years or working with the USDA, AWPI was granted approval for its water reuse application for meat and poultry processing plants.
The first AWPI commercial water reuse system for poultry processors became operational in 1997. Our water reuse systems are returning 350 thousand gallons per day (k/gpd) to 550 k/gpd at multiple poultry plant facilities, and in total, have delivered over a billion gallons of reuse water.