Tennant’s electrically-activated water system electrically charges plain tap water, making it behave like a powerful detergent without any added chemicals. This will reduce operating costs, improve operator safety and ease of use, as well as being environmentally friendly.
The system works by unlocking the energy stored in the water molecule H2O. This is accomplished through a special unit that is installed in a Tennant Company floor-cleaning machine.
Inside the unit, two primary steps transform normal tap water into a powerful cleaning solution. In the first step, water passes through electrified screens in the oxygenation chamber, creating highly oxygenated micro-bubbles. In the second step, the oxygenated water is sent through a water cell where an electric current is applied. Flowing out of the water cell is highly charged, acidic and alkaline water with all the attributes of a powerful cleaner.
In this activated state, the electrically activated water is an effective cleaning agent that poses no harm to the surfaces or finishes it cleans, or to people using the technology.
The electrically charged water attacks the dirt, breaks it into smaller particles and suspends it off the floor’s surface—enabling the scrubber’s pads or brushes to easily remove the soil. Approximately 45 seconds after it is created, the cleaning solution returns to plain H2O. What is left in the recovery tank is plain water and dirt. In this process, 100% of the water used reverts to neutral tap water and can be handled and disposed of safely.
According to the company, it is the first in its industry to harness the power of water for cleaning hard-floor surfaces and to use the technology on a mobile platform, such as ride-on and walk-behind floor scrubbing machines.