Tersano Lotus® Pro Cleaning System
Chemical-Free Cleaning Products using Stabilised Aqueous Ozone
The Tersano Lotus ® Pro is an industrial antibacterial and antiviral sanitiser, which creates a unique chemical-free cleaning solution from regular tap water. The system is permanently mounted on the wall and is connected to a power and water supply, enabling the creation of Stabilised Aqueous Ozone (SAO™) whenever needed at the push of a button.
This solution is a very powerful cleaning agent and more effective than bleach, yet free from chemicals. It is deadly to germs but proven to be 100% safe and harmless to people by leading governing bodies across the world.
Used in all types of Companies and Industries
Approved by many of the leading governing bodies across the world, SAO™ provides a simple, safe and sustainable alternative to traditional cleaning chemicals. Currently used in various industries, we supply, install and maintain Tersano Lotus ® Pro systems for industrial applications all over the UK.
Highly Effective, Safe and Cost-efficient
- Save up to 80% on your cleaning costs
- Quickly kills up to 99.999% of harmful bacteria and viruses
- Certified safe by world-leading governing bodies
- EN13967 and EN1276 verified
- No COSHH training required
- Significantly improves your environmental impact
- Replaces multiple chemical products with one powerful product
To experience the benefits of SAO™ in a portable, handheld device click Tersano iClean Mini™.
How the Tersano Lotus® Pro Works
Electricity is injected into water, this splits the oxygen molecules in the water, transforming it from O2 into O3. When the solution is in this state, it is highly effective, clinging to dirt, grime, viruses and bacteria and killing up to 99.999% of all harmful contaminants.
The first stage involves passing normal tap water through the stabilisation cartridge, which changes the mineral composition of the water. It is this conditioning process that allows the aqueous ozone to stay stabilised for longer.
For the second stage, the water is passed through to the main Tersano Lotus ® Pro unit, where a high voltage electric current is injected. This creates SAO™. A highly effective cleaner and sanitiser that is active for up to 24 hours.
The SAO™ can then be dispensed into mop buckets, floor scrubbers or spray bottles, providing a powerful sanitiser and cleaner for four or 24 hours, depending on your cartridge type used. When in this stabilised form, the solution is highly effective, clinging to dirt, grime and bacteria and killing up to 99.999% of harmful contaminants. Once the four or 24 hours are up, it simply reverts back to normal tap water, which can be disposed of safely in the drain without any harm to the environment.
Oxygen is converted into ozone then combined with the stabilised water to create SAO™
Molecules in the cleaning solution are attracted to bacteria and dirt, destroying them upon contact.
The SAO™ cleaning solution then reverts safely back to water and oxygen.
Suitable for Cleaning Almost Anything
SAO™ from the Tersano Lotus® Pro is 100% safe and harmless to use on all kinds of surface areas, including:
- Process machinery
- Vehicle cabs
- Food preparation surfaces
- Stainless steel
Over the past few weeks, Tersano has been conducting lab tests to learn more about Stabilised Aqueous Ozone’s (SAO™) effectiveness against different virus categories. Due to biosafety regulations however, it is not currently possible to directly test against the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) strain of coronavirus.
They have, however, been able to test the effectiveness of SAO™ on the globally approved surrogate virus for COVID-19, Murine Coronavirus/Murine Hepatitis Virus (MHV-3) and are pleased to announce that SAO™ has been proven to kill >99.99% (>4Log) of the surrogate virus with a one minute dwell time!
About the Test Results
Following rigorous tests, which were conducted to the required standards and protocols EN 14476:2015, it was proven that SAO™ was effective in eliminating greater than >99.99% (>4-log) of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) surrogate, MHV-3, with a one-minute dwell time.
While testing against MHV-3, the lab also tested against Influenza A Virus (H1N1), Measles Virus and Syncytial Respiratory Virus, all of which belong to the enveloped virus subcategory. Tersano’s SAO™ solution was as equally effective at eliminating greater than >99.99% (>4-log) of these viruses with the same one-minute dwell time as the COVID-19 surrogate, MHV-3.
You can see the latest Tersano Bulletin here.
Download the latest pathogen report here.
Why is Testing Against a Surrogate Virus Important?
MHV is one of the only globally accepted surrogates for COVID-19, as stated here and by the World Health Organisation (WHO). This is important to note because it means that not only is MHV-3 in the same family as SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), but it has an almost identical structure, as shown in the diagram below.
Note that, the red box shows a phylogenetic tree of coronaviruses. Next to that tree, you can see the genome structures which make up each strain of coronavirus, of which the 2019-nCoV and MHV-A59 are most similar, and in fact almost identical.
Where do I use Lotus® Pro?
It can be used on most surfaces including carpets, stone, marble, ceramic, glass, mirrors, bathrooms, stainless steel and chrome, monitors, appliances, whiteboards, hardwood and vinyl. It also deodorises and works well at removing salt residue in the winter.
Do I need to wear PPE when cleaning with Stabilized Aqueous Ozone?
The Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) of SAO™ is 0-0-0-A. The use of protective clothing should be worn at your discretion, to protect you from the organic matter or pathogens you are coming into contact with, not to protect you from the SAO™.
How do I check the efficiency of the ozone?
SAO™ generated by our Lotus® Pro device has been tested by Third Party Laboratories as per Green Seal Standards GS37 and GS53.
Can chemicals be used with the water to enhance the ability of cleaning?
It is not recommended that any chemicals be used with the Lotus® Pro solution. Chemicals will eliminate the ozone in the water and therefore defeat the purpose of using SAO™.
What temperature of water must I use with the Lotus® Pro?
Cold water only.
Can I drink the Tersano Lotus ® Pro solution?
The use of the solution is intended to fill mop buckets, auto-scrubbers, carpet extractors and spray bottles with SAO™ for the purpose of cleaning, removing stains, deodorising and killing germs. The solution is not intended for consumption, but it will not harm someone if they accidentally swallow it.
Will the SAO™ solution remove wax from floor?
The SAO™ will not remove wax from a floor surface. Feedback from current customers is that floor finishes last longer when cleaning with SAO ™.
Do I have to purchase new spray bottles?
Replacement of existing cleaning supplies is not necessary. Rinsing existing thoroughly with SAO™ will be sufficient. Tersano MSDS labels are available for the bottles.
The SAO™ does not smell like regular cleaners?
‘Clean’ should not have a smell. The smell of lemon or other scents in regular cleaning products indicates the use of an additive and these are harmful and can cause irritation.
Can the solution remove mold?
The SAO™ kills mold. In order to remove dead spores, areas must then be scrubbed.
Why does the glass/surfaces have streaks?
You are likely alternating chemicals with SAO™ during your cleaning routine. SAO™ will attack the layers of chemicals until it reaches the natural surface. To achieve optimal results, SAO™ should be used exclusively.
How do I know if the machine is producing SAO™ or just water?
The machine will shut down and give an error if SAO™ is not being produced.
The ‘Replace Stabiliser’ light is flashing amber.
This indicates there are approximately 50 litres of solution left in the stabiliser. Ensure you have a new Lotus® Pro Stabiliser cartridge in inventory.
The ‘Replace Stabiliser’ light is illuminated solid amber/yellow, unit is beeping and will not dispense.
The stabiliser and blue cartridge must be replaced. Follow the instructions to change stabiliser on the User Guide. Ensure the blue desiccant cartridge is inserted into the High Capacity Unit Housing and snapped into place. When it is in place you will hear it click into position and if you pull on the cartridge it will not remove from the housing.
I changed the stabiliser and the blue cartridge, but the ‘Replace Stabiliser’ light is illuminated solid amber/yellow, unit is beeping, and it will not dispense.
Ensure the “new” blue desiccant cartridge was removed from the vacuum sealed package (inside the “new” stabiliser module box) and inserted into the high capacity unit. You should hear it click into position.
What if there is no solution dispensing?
The first thing to check is that the water source is turned on and the power is connected to the unit. If both of these are confirmed, then ensure the hose connectors on the stabiliser are installed properly and locked in place.
Must I shut off the cold-water supply to the unit after every use?
Make sure FLOW switch is in the OFF position when not in use and that the cold water tap is turned off as well.
Sometimes when filling multiple spray bottles for a shift, I find it annoying to turn the FLOW switch on and off. Can I just kink the hose as I do with my garden hose to temporarily stop the water then release at the next bottle to fill?
DO NOT BLOCK or reduce the flow from the STABILISED AQUEOUS OZONE OUT hose with any type of shut-off device or nozzle – this may damage the unit and will void the warranty.
We have been very impressed with LIMAB throughout the process. We found the team to be very professional and knowledgeable and we had complete confidence in them. They took the time to come out to us to understand our processes and requirements and to provide us with a demonstration of the LeakVIEW, which proved to be invaluable. The delivery time was prompt and they even came to install the product, provide us with training and make sure that we were 100% comfortable using both the LeakVIEW and the Tersano Lotus Pro. Using the two products together means that not only are we confident that our grated cheese will remain fresh, but the testing process is 100% hygienic. We are pleased with both of the products and we cannot fault LIMAB’s customer service and support.
Katharina Vogt – Technical Manager