TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — T&S Brass and Bronze Works announced its EnviroPure ozone recirculation option has received the Kitchen Innovations Award from the National Restaurant Association (NRA), according to a press release.

The ozone recirculation option is designed to eliminate the need to add fresh water during the organic food waste disposal system’s digestive process, and instead, rely on naturally extracted water from food waste as it processes through the system, stated the release.

“A typical foodservice operation could expect to save about 400 gallons of water a day using this ozone infusion option,” said EnviroPure Systems Inc. President Jim Slanina. “At a time when we’re beginning to realize water is not an unlimited resource, we think this will be a welcome innovation.”

The EnviroPure system has received several industry awards since its acquisition by T&S in 2013, noted the release.

“We’re terrifically pleased that the NRA has recognized the uniqueness of this new ozone treatment option,” stated Slanina. “To the best of our knowledge, no other process like it exists in the market, and we’re very excited about having an impact both on saving water and keeping food waste out of landfills.”

The EnviroPure ozone recirculation option will be featured at the Kitchen Innovations Pavilion at booth 2440 during the NRA Show 2015, noted the release.