NuTek Ozone Laundry Support System
What is it?
Standard commercial washers/extractors use an average of 3.1 gallons of water per pound of linen processed. High-efficiency Energy Star washers target water use reductions of up to 33%, with proposed efficiencies of 1.8 gallons per pound of linen washed (Environmental Protection Agency).
NuTek Ozone Laundry Support Systems (OLSS) generates ozone gas which increases the effectiveness of commercial cleaning agents, reduces water, gas & electricity consumption and provides superior sanitation of linens processed, all in COLD water. Case studies have shown that NuTek’s OLSS process far exceeds targeted Energy Star criteria for reducing energy consumption.
How Does It Work
The NuTek Ozone Laundry Support System captures oxygen gas from the air and uses electricity to trigger a reaction to create ozone or O3 gas.
With the use of the patented Passive Injection Technology, the ozone is injected into the unit during a wash cycle.
The O3 gas particles produce cleaner, whiter, softer clothes with a multifaceted approach.
The NuTek OLSS captures ambient air, then draws it by demand, through a series of filtration devices that remove contaminants to create pure oxygen. High voltage electricity then splits the oxygen (O2) molecule to produce ozone (O3).
NuTek’s patented passive injection technology injects the ozone into the wash wheel of a commercial washer where the ozone acts as a catalyst for chemicals used in the laundry process. Ozone opens the weave of the fabric to gently dislodge soils when combined with mechanical action and chemicals. Ozone in cold water, also disinfects the linen all while reducing energy and chemical consumption.
Ozone has long been proven to be a highly effective disinfectant and for that reason, is used in a variety of applications. A test performed by third party Accuratus Lab Services showed that 99.99% of pathogens are destroyed when using NuTek’s OLSS to include the most recent 2018 test results which confirmed NuTek’s Ozone effectiveness against the CDC’s top 9 “Super bugs” . NuTek is also the only ozone manufacturer to receive recognition “specifically for use as a component with commercial washers” from Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a well-respected safety compliance organization across the United States and Canada. Lastly, a recent all states memo issued by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recognizes ozone cleaning as an acceptable method of processing laundry (Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services).
The primary target markets for NuTek OLSS are industrial and commercial facilities that have on-premises laundry facilities (OPL) including hotels, resorts, nursing homes, healthcare facilities, athletic clubs, prisons, central laundries, schools and cruise lines.
The NuTek OLSS has a proven track-record of water savings, electricity and gas savings, linen lifetime extension, and chemical costs savings. Units have been installed in hotels, resorts, and prisons across California, whilst working to increase our support in nursing homes and healthcare facilities with their new Sustainable Healthcare Solutions division. In healthcare, the most important benefit of ozone is its ability to disinfect. The following are case studies: