Aqueous Ozone in Facilities Management: An Insight into Cleaning Efficiency and Sustainability 

Introduction to Aqueous Ozone 

When water encounters ozone, the result is aqueous ozone, a dynamic and transformative cleaning solution. This substance, though simple in its constituents, is powerful in application. Its unparalleled ability to oxidise makes it remarkably adept at neutralising contaminants — from everyday dirt and grime to more resilient pathogens like bacteria, viruses, and allergens. Furthermore, what sets it apart is its dual functionality: while it cleans impeccably, it also ensures environmental safety and poses no harm to its users. 

The Advantages in Day-to-Day Cleaning Operations 

Superior Cleaning Efficiency:

Beyond surface cleaning, aqueous ozone penetrates deeper layers of dirt, efficiently eradicating persistent stains and residues. Its inherent nature to oxidise means it can dismantle and neutralise pathogens that are often resistant to traditional cleaning agents. 

Prompt Cleaning Action:

Cleaning efficiency isn’t its only strength. The reactivity of aqueous ozone with contaminants ensures not just deep but also swift cleaning. Aqueous Ozone works 300x faster than standard chlorine-based bleach. This speed and increased cleaning efficiency is crucial in environments where rapid turnaround is essential, such as in healthcare or hospitality sectors.  

Minimised Chemical Reliance:

With the increasing global push towards sustainability, the need to reduce chemical usage is paramount. Aqueous ozone, given its versatility and effectiveness, offers a tangibly beneficial solution, enabling reduced dependency on up to 90% of various cleaning chemicals. 

Safety First:

In environments such as schools or hospitals where vulnerable populations reside, cleaning residue can pose health challenges. Aqueous ozone is both non-toxic and non-corrosive, ensuring environments remain residue-free and safe post-cleaning. 

The Science of Nano-Bubble Technology: Natural Cleaning Efficiency

Nano-bubble technology uses microscopic bubbles infused with aqueous ozone, delivering a powerful cleaning action that cuts through dirt and grime effectively.

How it works:

1. Adhesion.

Nanobubbles strongly adhere to various surfaces, allowing them to penetrate microscopic crevices and effectively dislodge dirt, grime and other contaminants.

2. Oxidation

Nanobubbles generate reactive oxygen species (ROS) which break down organic contaminants, including bacteria, viruses and biofilms, leading to effective disinfection.

3. Mechanical disruption

The oscillation and movement of nanobubbles create a gentle yet effective cleaning action that helps to loosen and remove stubborn contaminants from surfaces.

Aligning Aqueous Ozone with CSR Goals 

Adopting Sustainable Cleaning:

Using aqueous ozone is more than just effective cleaning; it’s a commitment to ecological responsibility. Unlike other agents, its use doesn’t produce harmful emissions or leave environmental waste, truly epitomising green cleaning. 

Promotion of Superior Indoor Air Quality:

Surface cleanliness is vital, but so is the air we breathe. Aqueous ozone isn’t restricted to surface application. It plays a critical role in air purification, ensuring a wholesome and healthier environment by eliminating air pollutants and allergens. 

Reduced Exposure to Potentially Harmful Chemicals:

By making aqueous ozone a centrepiece of cleaning regimens, facilities can ensure the well-being of their occupants. This integration results in significantly reduced exposure to chemicals that have known or potential health implications. 

Strategies for Maximising the cleaning efficiency of Aqueous Ozone 

Focus on High-Traffic Areas:

Ensuring cleanliness in high-footfall areas is a challenge. Aqueous ozone, when applied with rigor in spaces like restrooms, can be the differentiator in ensuring cleanliness and microbial control. 

Prioritise Food Safety:

The role of aqueous ozone in kitchens and food-preparation areas cannot be stressed enough. Here, its application ensures that the surfaces remain uncontaminated and, most importantly, free from harmful microorganisms that can compromise food safety. 

Revitalise Common Areas:

Spaces like lobbies, break rooms, or hallways form the first impressions. Aqueous ozone can be the trusted partner to ensure these spaces not only appear clean but are also hygienically maintained. 

Transition from Traditional Solutions:

A conscious shift to aqueous ozone from conventional agents not only ensures enhanced cleaning standards but also actively contributes to environmental conservation efforts. 

Concluding Thoughts 

In the evolving landscape of facilities management, the integration of aqueous ozone signals an alignment with best practices. It promises to transform cleaning standards while improving cleaning efficiency, air quality and keeping environmental sustainability at its core.  

To explore how Ozoklenz can redefine the way cleaning is done in your facility, get in touch!