The laundry industry, and more particularly, the individuals within, has the same aspirations for obtaining a cleaner, more environmentally friendly world as does the general population. Our children will inherit the environment that we are making today.
What’s the smart choice in napkins – paper or cloth? The answer may surprise you. The current state of the economy is well documented. A steady decline in the world economy, including the United States’, is keeping more people from traveling, staying in hotels and dining out in restaurants.
Applying ozone (O3) to the wash formula, the waste water stream and the pre-treatment system, can reduce operating hours, chemical, water and energy costs. In the last installment of this three-part series we’ll be taking a look at some ozone success stories and the benefits of using ozone in the waste stream and water reuse system.
Ozone’s Successful Results
The results of work accomplished at the John F. Kennedy Space Center, indicate many benefits from ozone applications as a water treatment replacing conventional chemical treatment for Cooling Towers. The results at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, considered most reliable for a three-year period test, are most favorable in the use of ozone in place of conventional chemical treatment.
Applying ozone (O3) to the wash formula, the waste water stream and the pre-treatment system, can reduce operating hours, chemical, water and energy costs. In part two of this three-part series we’ll be taking a look at how ozone works.
We have all seen and heard about the pie chart that refers to washroom practices. The pie chart that is often referred to states that “Washing is a Function of Mechanical action, Time, Temperature and Chemistry ". Chemical companies have been stating that if we increase one function we can decrease the others. When we look at the pie chart it appears to be true.
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Sodexo Laundry Services Technology Recognized By CIO Magazine
GAITHERSBURG, Md. — An innovative use of computer technology that increases operational efficiency by providing key metrics for its commercial laundry operations and has saved more than $100,000 since its implementation has earned Sodexo, Inc. IDG’s CIO magazine’s 2010 CIO 100 Award. The award recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). Sodexo’s Laundries Dashboard is a central decision-support tool that combines information from multiple systems to monitor core processes in Laundry and Linen Services businesses.
The dashboard presents Sodexo leadership and field management with key metrics in a customized, easy to use presentation. The dashboard uses Pureshare® Active-Metrics® software to gather and display appropriate information in the form of metrics for each level of management; the metrics are used to make business decisions. Because the dashboard is web-based, it can be accessed from any computer or mobile device. It also sends realtime email alerts that enable management to resolve operational issues immediately. Sodexo’s Laundries Dashboard allows for the effective management of critical areas as well as providing detailed analysis and comparisons.