UPENDING SOLVENT PARTS CLEANING WITH BIOREMEDIATION
Hands up, who knows what bioremediation is? We may not have a vibrant sea of hands in the air, but many of you will be using bioremediation in your parts cleaning processes every day. Those who are not really ought to be because upending the traditional toxic solvent-based parts cleaning methods and using bioremediation instead is critical to meeting business demands, sustainability and environmental targets, and health and safety standards. If your hand was firmly down, read more about bioremediation here https://www.rozone.co.uk/bioremediation
Rozone specialises in high-performing cleaning solutions, which innovatively use water-based products to replace hazardous chemicals. Rozone’s Rowasher range is the first fully UK-designed and manufactured bioremediating parts washer, alongside the bioremediating filter and the ROwash degreaser. It is based on research and development that has brought science and innovation into a sector that has been in desperate need of reinvention based on the global drive for sustainability.
The automatic eco-mode will save around 42% on workshop energy bills. In controlled laboratory trials, we can prove that the ROwasher outperforms all other parts washers on the market and beats our previous machine’s running costs by 54.5%. It uses 30%-37% less consumables and costs less than 40p per day in energy costs. *
Rozone brought bio-remediating parts washing to the UK from the USA before the turn of the last century and now works across several sectors including Engineering, Plant Hire, Government, and Municipal, Aerospace, Bike Workshop, Defence, and Automotive. The ROwasher was born through a collaboration with a scientific team at Wolverhampton University.
Find out how the ROwasher works here https://www.rozone.co.uk/rowasher/how-it-works
Using oil and grease daily means that contaminants are ever-present in the environment, down sinks, on rags, and in waste. Our ever-improving legislation takes us towards a more sustainable, environmentally friendly, and health and safety-enhanced way of operating. ROwasher customers reduce toxic solvent use and cut the associated waste, improve the working environment, and reduce operating costs. A full list of features and benefits can be found here https://www.rozone.co.uk/rowasher/features
- Minimises waste and waste disposal costs
- Assists with environmental standards such as ISO14001
- Safeguards the health and safety of employees.
- Reduces your carbon footprint by eliminating the associated emissions from travel requirements and additional waste disposal processes
- Transforms toxic oils and grease (hydrocarbons) into non-toxic harmless natural gases and water
- Dirty parts cleaning with no environmental damage
How does bioremediation compare to solvent cleaning?
Cliftin Bower, Rozone’s Managing Director, says: “Solvents generally work out to be more expensive on the purse, the environment, and the user. A waste disposal service must be paid for to remove the pollutants, and a service contractor will increase the footprint on our planet. Our ROwash system can be maintained in-house.
“The ROwasher does not need any aerosols or spray cleaners, which create pollutants down sinks, in the atmosphere, in washed off solutions, or on rags. Their purchase cost is eliminated, as is the disposal and environmental impact.” Read more about bioremediation here https://www.rozone.co.uk/bioremediation
Keeping maintenance simple, with two steps
1) Change the ROwasher filter each month to ensure that new microbes are introduced each month
2) Top up fluid if the indicator light tells you to
Lights, Camera Action!
Our Scientific Director, Dr Ibrahim Khalil takes us through the science behind the ROwasher, filter, and fluid and our exciting collaboration with Wolverhampton University. The Science Behind the ROwasher by Dr Ibrahim Khalil – https://youtu.be/tmDkeLOvuJs
*Based on data from controlled laboratory trials in 2022