Three Primary Benefits of Ozone are:
- Economic Benefits
- Environmental Benefits
- Microbiological Benefits
Ozone requires cold water for effective performance, and therefore saves 86% to 90% of the energy required by traditional (conventional) thermal laundering. Using ozone lowers the amounts of chemicals required by about 21%. Labor costs are lowered by 39%. Fabric life is extended (because of fewer rinses being required)
Annual cost savings allow Returns On Investment between 7.7 and 17.4 months, depending on equipment size.
Using ozone decreases the use of chemicals. Therefore, fewer chemicals are discharged; fewer chemicals are stored; thus providing more safety for staff.
Ozone “preoxidizes” some organics prior to discharge, making them more biodegradable when discharged Ozone adds oxygen to wastewaters, deodorizes, and lowers COD levels in wash and final rinse water.
Ozone laundering eradicates MRSA, Clostridium difficile and other laundry-associated bacteria and viruses in less than 6 minutes.
Ozone laundering has been proven to be much more effective than conventional thermal laundering