Ozone laundry systems, introduced decades ago, have steadily advanced through the years, and are now widely utilised across hotels, hospitality, healthcare and other industries. An Ozone laundry system is a more environmentally friendly and efficient cleaning system that kills viruses, bacteria, and mould. Ozone systems clean and sanitise so effectively that they are approved to handle healthcare laundry.
There are numerous benefits to be gained from using ozone in laundry operations. With the proper wash programs, ozone can save you money on operating efficiencies. Total cycle time, hot water usage, and overall water usage can all be reduced while producing the high quality results you expect.
1. Reduced Energy Use
Typically, sanitising is achieved with hot water, but ozone laundry systems function effectively using cold water due to the powerful oxidising nature of ozone. This leads to drastic reductions in hot water consumption, resulting in considerable energy savings. The OTEK System by Ozone Technologies has reduced energy use by up to 90% by eliminating hot water use and shortening wash cycles.
2. Shorter Wash Cycles
Ozone laundry systems allow you to shorten wash programs by a minimum of 30%, which accelerates processing time and generates energy and water savings. Where a traditional wash programme involves a high level flush, low level wash followed by three high level rinses, ozone laundry systems require fewer steps. Shorter wash cycles also mean laundry processes are less labour and time intensive, resulting in increased productivity for staff.
3. 100% Green
Ozone laundry systems disinfect linens naturally with reduced amount of chemicals. Ozone is faster than chlorine bleach – at equal concentrations – when it comes to destroying bacteria and sterilising fabrics. Because ozone reverts to pure oxygen after use, there are no chemical residues left on linens at the end of the wash. Any dissolved ozone in laundry discharge water quickly converts back to oxygen, thus having no impact on the environment.
4. Less Drying Time
Ozone laundry systems allow you to reduce dryer gas use by up to 40%. This is because ozone does not alter the pH level of water, unlike bleach and detergents, so fewer chemicals are needed. This decreases the need for softener – which coats the fibres and holds moisture in the fabric – thereby requiring longer drying times. Ozone, on the other hand, lowers water retention in linen, shortening a typical 45 to 55 minute dryer cycle to 25 to 35 minutes.
OTEK System by Ozone Technologies
With Ozone Technologies’ patented OTEK System, we can help you to reduce laundry operating costs by up to 50% while boosting the performance of your washing machines and chemicals – it’s like a turbocharger in your wash. Book a free demonstration todayor contact usto find out more.