Aqueous Ozone Benefits

Sustainability Benefits

AQUEOUS OZONE

PACKAGED CHEMICAL PRODUCTS

Made on-site – no carbon footprint from over-the-road transportManufactured, shipped  – major carbon footprint impact
No packaging wastePackaging waste disposal – landfill impact
No container disposal – reuse, refillResults in millions of disposed plastic containers
Efficient energy-saving production – using cold waterEnergy demands of mass production
No agricultural or petroleum-based ingredientsEnvironmental impact of raw materials required for chemical formulations
No residues in drain water – no environmental impactEnvironmental harm from chemical residues  washed down drains into water systems
Qualifies for LEED points – compatible with Green Cleaning policiesMinimal potential for LEED points

 

 

Health and Safety Benefits

AQUEOUS OZONE

PACKAGED CHEMICAL PRODUCTS

No VOCs (volatile organic compounds)Substantial concern over VOCs for most products
Antimicrobial activity without causticsHeightened health risks with chemical antimicrobials
No dyes, no added fragrancesTypically full of artificial dyes & fragrances
Non-toxic, non-corrosive, non-hazardousPotentially corrosive, toxic, hazardous
No risk if ewater fluids combineHazardous outcomes if incompatible products mixed
No risk of chemical burns to fabrics, surfacesReplacement costs due to chemical burns, etc.

Commercial / Operational Benefits

AQUEOUS OZONE

PACKAGED CHEMICAL PRODUCTS

No storage, minimal product waste – make only as neededBulk production, storage requirements, handling, product waste
Stable monthly costs, minimal fluctuationMany market factors that impact costs
Unlimited quantities made on-demand, minimal storage issuesConstant purchase from third-party suppliers, storage and handling
Ready-to-use – no concentrates to diluteConcentrates particularly hazardous – require mixing and dilution – heightened risks
Speeds up custodial productivityProductivity slowed by multiple products, required procedures
Minimal training for use and safetyTraining complexity impacted by multiple products and incompatible products
Minimal duplication of tools (buckets, mops)Separate tools to ensure no mixing of incompatible products
Eliminates or reduces worker comp claims due to chemicalsChemicals result in frequent worker comp claims – produce insurance concerns
Positive marketing messageNegative message
No residue protects surfaces and finishesChemical residues degrade finishes over time
No chemical residue – surfaces stay cleaner longerChemical residues build up on surfaces, in carpets  – capture dirt which results in more frequent cleaning
Minimal to no worker PPE requirementsTypically strict PPE requirements
Approved for use in foodservice settings and for food washMultiple products required for same – only specialized products approved for food
Minimal corrosion factorsCorrosion, bleaching challenges & risks