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.
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE - and TREAT ;
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Quick Rinse - News From Around The World
Textile Services Industry Gets National Spotlight
WILIMGTON, Mass. — Textile service executive Ronald Croatti recently appeared on the CBS-TV show “Undercover Boss.” Croatti is CEO of UniFirst Corp., in Wilmington, Mass. For most Americans watching “Undercover Boss” it was their first view inside a commercial laundry, which typically process between 10 million and 25 million pounds of uniforms, table linens, bed sheets, towels and more every year “The reusable textile services business is the original green industry,” said Ricci. “Commercial laundries reuse linen instead of filing landfills with disposable alternatives and continually discover new, innovative means to reduce energy consumption and recycle water. Our huge economies of scale allow laundries to use about two-thirds less water, energy and detergent than alternatives, such as washing at home, while hygienically cleaning textile products, improving disease control and reducing contamination.”