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Airport gets greener with new cleaning system

Wednesday, 19th June, 2019 3:45pm

In another first for an Irish airport, this week Cork Airport revealed plans to prevent over 5,400 litres of chemicals from impacting on the environment each year.

The new breakthrough cleaning technology has been installed by Cork Airport’s cleaning partner Noonan. The toxin-free organic cleaning solution Tersano Lotus Pro will now be used at the airport.

Transforming ordinary tap water into a powerful cleaning agent, Cork Airport is the first airport in Ireland to introduce this solution. Cleaning chemical usage is projected to be reduced by over 80 per cent at Cork Airport as a result.

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.

“In my experience, going green whilst critically important, doesn’t always save money but I am delighted to say in this case, it does, so it wins all round!”

Tersano Lotus Pro, which can be produced on demand, has replaced a wide range of conventional cleaning chemicals at Cork Airport. The process simply 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 300 million litres of chemicals.

Noonan Director of Operations James Granahan said: “We are tremendously proud of our relationship with Cork Airport. Working together, we have continuously challenged conventions to discover new ways to enhance the value we deliver to the airport and its customers. 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.”

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.

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