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Tennant's ec-H2O technology proven to reduce footprint

October 12, 2009
MINNEAPOLIS — Tennant Company recently announced that its ec-H2O technology has been shown to significantly reduce environmental footprints across seven key categories when compared to traditional cleaning with chemicals, according to a press release.
According to the release, the findings are the result of an independent study conducted by the environmental sustainability group EcoForm in which a Tennant T3 20-inch autoscrubber with ec-H2O technology was compared to a conventional T3 using traditional cleaning chemicals over 25,000 square feet, cleaning five times per week for education facilities and seven times per week for retail and health care facilities.
The analysis included an evaluation of the cleaning machine, the technology and the packaging, including materials used and processes employed during manufacturing, the release stated.
Chris Killingstad, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Tennant Company, said: "Tennant Company''s ec-H2O technology has been heavily lauded by both industry and environmental leaders for its benefits to cleaning performance and the environment. The findings of this study validate what we and leading-edge customers have known all along — ec-H2O is an environmentally sustainable cleaning technology. Typical footprint reductions on ''environmentally sustainable'' cleaning technologies are between 10 to 20 percent compared to traditional methods. But even taking a conservative testing approach, Tennant''s ec-H2O technology is achieving environmental footprint reductions as high as 98 percent — that''s a 98 percent improvement in environmental sustainability over traditional cleaning with chemicals. This report reinforces that ec-H2O is effective, safe and sustainable."
Results of the study show that ec-H2O technology can: Reduce energy use by as much as 97 percent; reduce air pollution by as much as 94 percent; decrease water pollution by up to 77 percent; and virtually eliminate smog forming emissions, the release noted.
Developed by Tennant researchers and engineers, ec-H2O technology converts plain tap water into a powerful, chemical-free, all-purpose cleaner that delivers proven cleaning results without the negative environmental and health concerns associated with producing, packaging, transporting, using and disposing of traditional cleaning chemicals, the release added.
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