Aqueous Ozone Timeline

February 24, 2017 | cleancore | Filed Under: Aqueous Ozone information, Press Releases

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Those attending the recent ISSA tradeshow likely saw aqueous ozone cleaning systems on display. For many, this was the first time they heard of this cleaning technology.

While the use of aqueous ozone for cleaning is relatively new, aqueous ozone is actually an old technology. In fact, it has been used for cleaning in one form or another for more than 100 years.

To bring us up to speed on aqueous ozone, CleanCore Technologies, a leading manufacturer of these systems, provides us with the following aqueous ozone timeline:

  • 1785: A Dutch chemist experimenting with water by “sparking” it with electricity notices it creates an unusual odor
  • 1840: Scientists realize this unusual odor is similar to the smell in the air after a thunderstorm, leading to the discovery of ozone
  • 1850s: The first experiments using aqueous ozone were to treat or purify water
  • 1906: The city of Nice, France, built the first water purification plant using ozone; it is still in use today
  • 1940: The number of ozone installations to treat water reaches 119 and increases to 1,043 by 1977 and nearly 2,000 by 1985
  • 1984: Ozone was used to clean and sanitize the swimming pools installed for the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles
  • 1996: FDA clears use of aqueous ozone systems in food preparation facilities
  • 2001: FDA allows the use of aqueous ozone to sanitize food “contact surfaces” during or after the manufacture of food products
  • 2008: Aqueous ozone systems are introduced to the professional cleaning industry in Europe and North America
  • 2016: Aqueous ozone solution from CleanCore Technologies becomes Green Seal® certified.

“Having the aqueous ozone solution Green Seal certified is a major step forward for this technology,” says Matt Montag, national sales director for CleanCore Technologies. “It has proven to the professional cleaning industry this technology is green, safe, and effective.”



About CleanCore™ Technologies

CleanCore™ is an innovative cleaning technology that infuses cold water with ozone gas to create Aqueous Ozone, a natural and robust cleaning solution. Along with being effective, Aqueous Ozone is viewed as a more “natural” cleaning agent because ozone is naturally found in the atmosphere. This Aqueous Ozone cleaning solution is often referred to as “greener than green cleaning” because there is essentially no impact on the environment when cleaning with a CleanCore system.

Contact Information:

Matt Montag CleanCore Technologies Sales Manager 13714 A Street Omaha, NE 68144 877-860-3030