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Toxics Use Reduction Institute

Surface Solutions Laboratory

Trial Report

Trial Number 10

(Client Number 275, Project Number 1)

Trial Purpose: To evaluate supplied product for deicing material removal from tile flooring.

Date Run: 01/12/09

Experiment Procedure:
The supplied product was used to remove the residue from floors caused from the deicing products and salt in the winter. Two other products and water were selected for comparison cleaning.

A sample of Reactor Ice Meltzer was dissolved in 200 ml of water. The salt/water mixture was applied onto the supplied vinyl tile and allowed to dry. The tile was divided into four sections. Each section was cleaned with a product by immersing a piece of cheese cloth material to imitate a wet mop. The cloth was immersed into a beaker simulating the use of a mop bucket. Observations were made as to effectiveness and drying time by a panel of three lab personnel.

Trial Results
During cleaning, the drying time of the supplied cleaner was faster than two of the three alternatives. The third product dried in a similar amount of
time. One product left a lot of streaking behind during the cleaning process. The water had trouble wetting the surface during cleaning.  Observations
and rankings are listed in the table.

Cleaner                 Observations                            Rank 1  2  3 Ave
Winterclean             Dried quickly, not spots                     1  2  2 1.67
Formula 409 All Purpose Long drying time, streaks and foamy residue  4  4  4 4
Eco Cleaner             Dried quickly                                3  1  1 1.67 
Water                   Trouble wetting surface                      2  3  3 2.3

Success Rating
A follow up test, usually based on company input.

The supplied product was ranked equally with a second product but dried faster than the other products.