A new toxin-free, organic cleaning solution has been installed at Cork Airport, which is estimated to reduce the airport’s use of chemicals by over 80%.
The system, Tersano Lotus Pro, uses ordinary tap water as a cleaning agent. It was installed by cleaning partner Noonan and this is the first such installation of its kind in Ireland.
Tersano Lotus Pro, which can be produced on demand, has replaced a wide range of conventional cleaning chemicals at Cork Airport. The process adds an extra atom of oxygen to the water molecule — transforming O2 into O3 — which means that normal tap water can be turned into a cleaning agent that is stronger than bleach, but is as safe as normal water.
Globally, this technology has eliminated the usage of over 300m litres of chemicals.
This is one of several green programmes at Cork Airport, which includes involvement in the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) for 2020, to improve energy efficiency.
Cork Airport Managing Director Niall MacCarthy said: “Cork Airport is the first Airport in Ireland to use this technology. We are striving like lots of Irish companies to become more green and reduce chemicals and environmentally damaging products. Our outsourced cleaning partner Noonan proposed this solution to us for the Airport and we are very pleased with the result to date.”
Noonan Director of Operations, James Granahan, said: “Our investment in the Tersano Lotus Pro has had a transformational impact on our service. We have achieved a dramatic improvement in our environmental performance while creating a safer and more pleasant environment for the Airport’s staff and customers.”