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The aqueous ozone timeline...
Those attending the recent ISSA tradeshow probably saw aqueous ozone cleaning systems on display and for some, this will have been the first time they heard of this cleaning technology.
While the use of aqueous ozone for cleaning is relatively new, aqueous ozone is actually an old technology. In fact, it has been used for cleaning in one form or another for more than 100 years.
To bring us up to speed on aqueous ozone, CleanCore Technologies, a leading manufacturer of these systems, provides us with the following aqueous ozone timeline:
* 1785: A Dutch chemist experimenting with water by 'sparking' it with electricity notices it creates an unusual odour
* 1840: Scientists realise this unusual odour is similar to the smell in the air after a thunderstorm, leading to the discovery of ozone
* 1850s: The first experiments using aqueous ozone are to treat or purify water
* 1906: The city of Nice, France, builds the first water purification plant using ozone; it is still in use today
* 1940: The number of ozone installations to treat water reaches 119 and increases to 1,043 by 1977 and nearly 2,000 by 1985
* 1984: Ozone is used to clean and sanitise the swimming pools installed for the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles
* 1996: US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) clears use of aqueous ozone systems in food preparation facilities
* 2001: FDA allows the use of aqueous ozone to sanitise food 'contact surfaces' during or after the manufacture of food products
* 2008: Aqueous ozone systems are introduced to the professional cleaning industry in Europe and North America
* 2016: Aqueous ozone solution from CleanCore Technologies becomes Green Seal certified.
"Having the aqueous ozone solution Green Seal certified is a major step forward for this technology," says Matt Montag, national sales director for CleanCore Technologies. "It has proven to the professional cleaning industry this technology is green, safe, and effective."
CleanCore Technologies says that along with being effective, Aqueous Ozone is viewed as a more natural cleaning agent because ozone is naturally found in the atmosphere. This Aqueous Ozone cleaning solution is often referred to as being 'greener than green cleaning' because there is essentially no impact on the environment when cleaning with a CleanCore system.
17th November 2016