How It Works

The EcoSafe Washer is an automotive parts cleaning solution. The system employs a natural process called bioremediation to reduce the use of harmful chemicals in your workplace.

Using the EcoSafe is as simple as can be. Here’s how:

  1. Turn it on.
  2. Open the tap.
  3. Use both the brush and flexible tap to clean your machine parts with heated, water-based OzzyJuice that uses bioremediation to clean quickly.
  4. Don’t worry about maintenance or cleaning – the EcoSafe produces no waste, and Alsco will regularly clean and replace everything.

The EcoSafe Washer combines three essential components: the EcoSafe Washer, the parts washer (using a powerful water-based degreasing fluid called OzzyJuice) and a microbe-impregnated particulate trap called OzzyMat.

Bioremediation: A Natural Solution

Bioremediation is nature’s way of cleaning up. Technically defined – it’s the speedy break down of organic compounds (e.g. grease and petroleum) through the use of enzymes, bacteria, or fungi. Bioremediation is a safe, environmentally friendly way to process many kinds of hazardous waste and is supported by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) as a viable solution for clean-up of oil spills and other contaminants.

How bioremediation works in the Ecosafe Washer

The EcoSafe Washer uses the patented OzzyMat™ to introduce microbes (Ozzy™, our microbe mascot) into the cleaning process. Under a proprietary procedure these microbes have been combined to form a colony that multiply and thrive once activated in the EcoSafe Washer.

The colony of our microbes (Ozzys) remain dormant until the OzzyMat is placed into the EcoSafe Washer and the OzzyJuice®, our non-hazardous degreasing solution, is added — then Ozzy® the microbes go to work. As the OzzyJuice begins circulating within the EcoSafe Washer, the microbes (Ozzys) move throughout the solution breaking down or “eating” the grease, oil and other organic products.

These contaminants are then turned into harmless carbon dioxide and water. This remarkable bioremediation process leaves the OzzyJuice clean and strong for every use.

Our Microbes and your Safety

Our microbes (Ozzys) are nonpathogenic and are completely safe for you to use. They are a highly specialized blend of cultures specifically selected and adapted to degrade a wide range of organic wastes. They aggressively attach and break down oil and grease but will not attack foreign substances such as industrial grade metal or natural rubber.

While the thought of live microbes in your cleaner might seem a little strange, the microbes used in the EcoSafe Washer are completely safe to humans and the environment. They are all classified as American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) Class I. Organisms receive this classification only after extensive study and review by ATCC and government committees.

Each strain of microbe used in our OzzyMat is developed with regular integrity checks. During the manufacturing process, supplier personnel and outside laboratories perform antibiotic screenings and check for contamination. Production or fermentation is done under exacting clean conditions to ensure that only desirable organisms are produced.

What can our microbes clean for you?

Microbes have been successfully used in petrochemical plants, chemical plants, refineries, food processing plants, marine barges, machine shop parts washers, truck washes, wood treating plants and ground water remediation applications.

Our microbes, in particular, clean:

  • OILS
  • BTEX
  • PCP
  • FATS
  • PNA

How the Microbes Work

The basic procedure has two parts:

  1. Hydrocarbon-eating microbes (Ozzys) are blended with special nutrients and catalysts and then introduced into petroleum-contaminated water. The Ozzys bond to petroleum molecules and begin discharging enzymes that break down the hydrocarbon structures into more water soluble, digestible materials that are subsequently absorbed through the cell wall and digested further. This process breaks down grease and cleans your machine parts.
  2. The catalysts mixed with the microbes improve their performance. The microbes continue to multiple themselves throughout the contaminated water, increasing their overall biomass in an exponential manner until all of the available hydrocarbons are consumed. The end result is that the water that was previously polluted with petroleum becomes “clean” – as do your machine parts, with all the hydrocarbons converted to simple compounds found on our planet – water and carbon dioxide.

What about the Bottom Line?

The Alsco EcoSafe Washer requires no upfront investment of any kind. A brand new machine is delivered to your location. We train you and your staff to use the machine. Once a week we come inspect the machine, change the filter and address any questions you may have. Alsco maintains the unit for the duration of our business partnership.

Interested? Get in touch for a free quote and a free demonstration – no obligations, no strings attached!