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Toxics Use Reduction Institute

Surface Solutions Laboratory

Trial Report

Trial Number 11

(Client Number 275, Project Number 1)

Trial Purpose: To evaluate supplied product for deicing material removal using second cleaning method.

Date Run: 01/14/09

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 spraying the surface with the cleaning product followed by a single pass of a squeegee. Observations were made.

Trial Results
No difference was noticed between each of the cleaning products and water when cleaning was performed using a squeegee. The only remnants of the salt
residue were due to inefficient passing of the squeegee over the surface.

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

Salt cleaning from the floor surface was best obtained by using a squeegee in place of mopping.