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Understanding Ozone - The Natural Way to Purify Air & Water©

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 this three-part series we’ll be exploring ozone and its many characteristics.

These have been some of the major tenants of our environmental survival plan. When looked at closely, we can see that REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE (R3 ) when combined with the proper applications of ozone (O3 ), become a balanced formula in washroom procedures and practices. R3 = O3.

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A Highly Successful Method To Reduce The Energy Cost For Small, Mid-Size And Large Laundry Operations

Next to personnel, the cost for energy (natural gas) is typically the second largest expense in most laundry operations. While the reduction of personnel costs has been successfully addressed through automation for many years, only the largest laundry operations have been able to take advantage of highly discounted natural gas rates offered by most utilities to customers with standby systems.

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Conservation Program Update:LaundryESP, WAVE and DfE

One successful tactic that many managers are employing in an effort to keep their laundry facilities running efficiently and competitively is to join voluntary conservation programs that offer suggestions on how to improve operations in key areas of utility usage.  In this special conservation issue we’ll update you on three conservation programs available to our industry – LaundryESP, WAVE and DfE.

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Energy Savings -- Know What to Ask

In response to energy shortages and the rising cost of electricity, laundry managers know how important it is to explore new products and technologies that can reduce day-to-day operating costs in their facilities. But while claims of 30, 40 or even 50 percent savings may grab your attention, it is important to know how to correctly evaluate energy saving products.

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Nasa's Parachute Refurbishment Facility (PRF) Discovers Ozone as a Laundering Agent

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – In addition to exploration and discoveries in outer space, it was at John F. Kennedy Space Center's Parachute Refurbishment Facility (PRF) that ozone was first discovered as a revolutionary laundering agent. AJT Associates of Cape Canaveral, Florida, recognized the sanitizing abilities of the powerful oxidant while working with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on research for wastewater recycling at the facility in 1994.

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Quick Rinse - News From Around The World

Ecolab Acquires Dober Chemical’S Textile Care Business

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Ecolab Inc. a leader in cleaning, sanitizing, food safety and infection prevention products and services announced it has purchased the commercial laundry division of Dober Chemical Corporation. The acquisition includes Dober’s laundry chemical and waste water treatment and Ultrax dispensing businesses as well as an exclusive partnership to market and provide key components of its Spindle monitoring software.

“Dober is respected throughout the industry for its innovative monitoring technology, product chemistry and commitment to service – qualities that complement our own strengths at Ecolab,” said Brian Henke, vice president and general manager, Ecolab Textile Care North America. “As we expand our North American commercial laundry business, innovation and service excellence will continue to be our top priority as we partner with our customers to deliver unsurpassed value to run their operations more efficiently, sustainably and cost effectively.”

“Ecolab and Dober share the same customercentric approach to service and innovative technology,” said John Dobrez, president Dober Chemical Corp. “This is an exciting development because it builds on the strengths of both companies to move the industry forward.”

Through this agreement, Spindle Technologies,a division of Dober, is forming a strategic alliance with Ecolab Textile Care in an exclusive licensing agreement for its ChemWatch Software technology and the OPTRAX Utility Module.

“There will be no movement of people as they currently all operate remotely,” said Henke. “The Dober leadership team is very skilled and respected in the industry. We plan to have them as part of the team moving forward. During the transition, both businesses will operate as usual and we do not expect there to be any changes in the service the customers are used to receiving.”