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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Laundry to Reduce Air Emmissions and Fund Cleaner Burning Wood Stove Purchases
BOSTON, Mass. — Alltex Uniform Rental Service, an industrial laundry in Manchester, N.H. has agreed to settle claims by the US Environmental Protection Agency that it violated the Clean Air Act by paying a civil penalty of $65,000. They will also be undertaking a Supplemental Environmental Project with a value of at least $220,000 to replace old, polluting wood stoves in southern New Hampshire with new, cleaner models. Additionally, the company will install equipment at its facility to remove approximately 20 tons per year of emissions of volatile organic compounds (“VOCs”). G&K Services is the parent company of Alltex Uniform Rental Service Inc. The EPA action grew out of an EPA inspection of the facility in July 2008.