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Report: Tennant ec-H2O no better than tap water

December 13, 2010
PLYMOUTH, MN — Nilfisk-Advance Inc., one of the world''s leading manufacturers of professional floor cleaning equipment, has announced additional independent test results of ec-H2O, electrically converted water used in professional floor scrubbers, according to a press release.
The new testing measured the performance of ec-H2O relative to tap water to reduce adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the presence of which indicates the degree of surface cleanliness: The testing shows that a floor scrubber using ec-H2O reduced ATP to the same level as plain tap water, the release stated.
According to the release, Nilfisk-Advance retained an independent and internationally accredited laboratory to measure the performance of a Tennant Company scrubber using ec-H2O and using plain tap water.
"These new independent test results measuring ATP, coupled with Nilfisk-Advance''s earlier independent tests, provide the most credible, transparent and reliable scientific data available to date showing how ec-H2O performs relative to tap water," said Wade Reitmeier, general manager of research and development and product management for Nilfisk-Advance.
"These results confirm that, when used in a professional floor scrubber, there is no discernible difference between the performance of ec-H2O and plain tap water in reducing ATP," Reitmeier added.
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