You invite the Clean Core – Aqueous Ozone team to prove it! (After all, Servicon’s vision is to Change the Face of the Cleaning Industry)
This month, at our Learning Center and Test Lab, our trusted green cleaning mentors – The Ashkin Group – came to us more enthusiastic than ever about a product that has been misunderstood for years. What was their pitch? That engineered water, Aqueous Ozone, is ready to disrupt the cleaning industry as the next evolution of green cleaning. That bold statement carries tremendous implications for our industry and planet if it is true.
In simple terms, Ozone water is regular water that goes through a treatment process that converts H2O into Ozone (O3) – supercharged water, which becomes a powerful cleaning agent for four hours and has been proven to clean as effectively as conventional cleaning chemicals. This “magic water” returns to its normal state within 4 hours of being charged—absolutely no negative effects on the people or the planet.
While the ozone water process is not yet EPA-certified, it has real promise and is highly effective in reducing bacteria and other contaminations. So, while the Clean Core scientists were here, we did a simple test and measured ATP concentrations on the hand before and after applying ozonated water. ATP is an enzyme present wherever biological contamination (such as bacteria and viruses) is found.
The hand swab had an initial reading of 105. Next, they sprayed the Aqueous Ozone water on the hand and lightly patted it dry. After another quick swab test, the ATP protein count dropped to 50.
A light spray of Aqueous Ozone reduced the ATP protein count by 50%. Imagine if you were to clean a floor with Aqueous Ozone water while scrubbing it with abrasive pads. The Clean Core team believes the possibilities and applications are tremendous. To date, all tests are pointing to seriously effective cleaning results, not to mention that this could be the next iteration of green cleaning!
Our next steps? Installing an Aqueous Ozone water dispenser in Servicon’s Learning Center in Culver City to test the product in various applications for the next few weeks. Once we feel confident in the system, we will go on a mission to understand the complete ROI.