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Ecolab Case Study: Saving Water and Energy at Asia Pacific Commercial Laundries (2017)

This case study explores how Ecolab used state-of-the-art filtration systems and wash process expertise to save 445 million gallons of water annually at 22 Asia Pacific commercial laundries, leading to reduced energy use and cost savings of $1.5 million per year.

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  • Learn how Ecolab used state-of-the-art filtration systems and wash process expertise to help save 445 million gallons of water annually at Asian Pacific commercial laundries.

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INSIGHT

Each year in Asia Pacific alone, more than 6,500 commercial laundries consume more than 35 billion gallons of water and 500 million cubic meters of gas to wash more than 20 billion pounds of textiles. And they must comply with strict – and costly – discharge regulations.

That’s why five leading textile service groups in Australia and New Zealand turned to Ecolab to help them:

  • Reduce water and energy consumption
  • Minimize their environmental footprint
  • Improve wash quality

INNOVATION

To accomplish these goals, Ecolab deployed a circular water strategy with the BlueOceanTM, AquabatchTM and AquaDrainTM filtration systems.

These state-of-the-art systems, combined with wash process expertise, helped the laundries filter, recycle and reuse water. This not only reduced freshwater demand, it cut gas consumption in boilers and dryers. Ecolab also implemented its latest 40C ultra-low temperature washing process, OxyGuardTM 40, which helped reduce water and energy consumption at 22 laundries even further.

The total water savings? 446 million gallons annually for 22 laundries, which represent just 1.3 percent of Asia Pacific’s commercial laundry water use. Imagine the potential impact if a much larger percentage of the region’s commercial laundries implemented these solutions.

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