Envron Ozone presents the Airtrona Laundry System
- 30% typical cost savings on total laundry costs
- Environmental Savings – no hot water, less chemicals and detergents
- Better Working Conditions – less handling of chemicals and a cooler environment
- A total laundry program including system maintenance
We’ll Calculate Your Cost Savings
If you provide us with the washer makes and models and energy consumption, labor and linen costs and electrical costs, we can provide you with your typical cost savings.
Cost Savings, Superior Linens
Because Ozone does not depend on water temperature or pH to react, washing can be done in cold water with better results. In addition, Ozone quickly reacts with organics and reverts to Oxygen. So it does not degrade linens and other fabrics throughout the wash cycle. So linens and other fabrics not only last longer but are fluffier and feel better on the skin.
What is Ozone?
Ozone (O3) is a highly-reactive form of Oxygen (O2) produced by Ozone Generators. Ozone is a direct replacement for chlorine, bleach, detergents and other chemical-based oxidizers. It provides superior cleaning power and disinfection. It has been in continual use in Europe for over a century. It is the fastest-acting oxidizer in commercial use today.
Because Ozone is produced from Oxygen, it is environmentally-friendly and the costs to produce it are minimal. It is a superior oxidizer and disinfectant.
What Industries Use Ozone?
Many large cities including Los Angeles, Montreal and Houston use Ozone in their water treatment plants as an oxidizer and disinfectant. It is also used in industries ranging from computer chip manufacturing to odor control to food and chemical processing plants to commercial laundry operations.
Isn’t Ozone like Smog?
Ozone produced from Ozone Generators is not like the smog-based Ozone. We use 93-95% pure Oxygen to produce clean, useable highly-reactive Ozone for use in laundry systems and other applications.
Why Ozone in Laundry?
Unlike chemical-based oxidizers, Ozone reacts very quickly with organics. While chemicals degrade all materials (including your linens), Ozone quickly attacks organics such as dirt, bacteria, germs and other organic materials. And unlike chlorine or bleaches, it does not break down into caustic byproducts. It merely reverts to Oxygen.
Besides being a powerful detergent Ozone is also a superior disinfectant and will kill germs, bacteria and viruses much more quickly than chlorine or bleach. Unlike chlorine, Ozone kills pathogens through direct reaction and not through a slow poisoning process.
So fecal materials, blood, mucous and other organic materials that harbor pathogens are quickly broken down, disinfected and flushed. We Work With your Chemical Company and Existing Washers Because there will be changes to your wash program, we work with your chemical company or existing washer supplier to add Ozone. While some companies resist the use of Ozone, we generally find that most companies have their client’s best interest at heart and will co-operate with the addition of Ozone.
We Work With Your Chemical Company and Existing Washers
Because there will be changes to your wash program, we work with your chemical company or existing washer supplier to add Ozone. While some companies resist the use of Ozone, we generally find that most chemical companies have their client’s best interest at heart and will co-operate with the addition of Ozone.
How is Ozone added to your Washers?
Ozone is a gas and is produced with Ozone Generators. This gas must be transferred to the incoming wash water, which provides oxidation and disinfection. Unlike other systems, Airtrona systems add Ozone continuously to the wash cycles.Any excess Ozone/Oxygen is vented safely outdoors. The Ozone injector carries out the initial gas transfer and then Ozone is added throughout the wash cycle with two-point injection.
Unique Two-Point Injection System
Airtrona systems use a unique two-point injection system. Because Ozone is highly reactive the initial Ozone in the wash water is quickly used up. To replenish the Ozone throughout the wash cycle, Ozone is then re-injected into the washer well to keep the wash water continually charged with Ozone. This means that Ozone is available and functioning throughout the wash cycle.
Health and Safety Issues
There are Occupational Health and Safety limits for exposure to Ozone. We use an Ozone Monitor in the equipment room to ensure there are no leaks in the system and any excess Ozone from the washers is safely vented outdoors.
We Work With Your Chemical Company and Existing Washers Because there will be changes to your wash program, we work with your chemical company or existing washer supplier to add Ozone. While some companies resist the use of Ozone, we generally find that most companies have their client’s best interest at heart and will co-operate with the addition of Ozone.
Frequently Asked Questions
Hasn’t Ozone Been Tried Before?
Yes, companies in North America have tried Ozone systems before. Because the technology was new and Ozone Generators were not as reliable as they are now, Ozone did not gain the widespread use that we are seeing today. As well, we provide an on-going maintenance program so any problems are quickly resolved.
What’s Different about Your Systems?
We provide Ozone systems. Your job is to wash laundry, not become experts in Ozone technology. We provide internet- enabled systems and service contracts on all of our units in the field. So if anything does go wrong, we’re there to make sure you’re back up and running as quickly as possible.
What’s your warranty?
Airtrona systems come with a one-year on-site service warranty the first year. We also provide an on-going maintenance program to ensure your equipment keeps running day in and day out in subsequent years. Cost savings more than make up for the cost of our maintenance programs.
How does Ozone affect dryer times?
When you rinse laundry in Ozonated water, the linens retain far less chemicals. Chemicals retained in the linens absorb water and cause linen to clump together. By eliminating chemical residuals you also eliminate retained water. This means that there is less moisture in the linens going into the dryers and less energy required to complete drying. It also means that the linens are fluffier and feel better on the skin.
What Happens if the Ozone system breaks down?
As with all mechanical systems, Ozone Generators can break down. In that unlikely event you simply go back to your hot-water chemical program until the system is fixed. Once your system is back up and running, the program in the washer is switched back to Ozone. We encourage all our clients to enter into our on-going maintenance program. Savings with Ozone easily pay for on-going maintenance.
Do you have references?
Yes, we do, ranging from large hotel laundries to commercial washing systems to smaller units. References include:
- La Centre Sheraton in Montreal, QC
- White Oaks Conference Resort and Spa, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON.
- Embassy Suites
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