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Toxics Use Reduction Institute




Surface Solutions Laboratory

Trial Report



Trial Number 3

(Client Number 373, Project Number 1)

Trial Purpose: To evaluate products for light oil removal.

Date Run: 11/14/14

Experiment Procedure:
Preweighed stainless steel, granite, and wood coupons were coated with Vegetable Oil.The contaminated coupons were weighed again to determine the amount of soil added. Three coupons were placed into a Gardner Straight Line Washability unit. A Kimberly-Clark Wypal reinforced paper towel was attached to the cleaning sled and soaked with 1 spray of cleaning solution. Each coupon was sprayed once with the same cleaning solution. The cleaning unit was run for 20 cycles (~33 seconds). At the end of the cleaning, coupons were wiped once with a dry paper towel. Final weights were recorded, efficiencies were calculated and recorded.

Chemistries Evaluated: Force Of Nature, Clorox Clean Up Cleaner & Bleach, Formula 409 All Purpose Cleaner Lemon Fresh

Summary Substrates: Stainless Steel, Granite, Wood
Contaminants: Vegetable Oil;
Force of Nature
pH = 6.01
Concentration = 250 ppm

Trial Results
Cleaner   Initial wt    Final wt      % Removed
LightOil_StainlessSteel_ForceOfNature
          0.5700         0.0177         96.89
          0.4391         0.0132         96.99
          0.5379         0.0289         94.63
          0.7805         0.0443         94.32
          0.7281         0.0273         96.25
          0.3035         0.0156         94.86
          0.5210         0.0194         96.28
          0.4106         0.0230         94.40
          0.5131         0.0197         96.16
LightOil_Granite_ForceOfNature
          0.5801         0.0126         97.83
          0.5943         0.0112         98.12
          0.9396         0.0139         98.52
          1.3993         0.0064         99.54
          0.9557         0.0154         98.39
          0.7525         0.0057         99.24
          1.0428         0.0166         98.41
          0.6653         0.0207         96.89
          0.7624         0.0170         97.77
LightOil_Wood_ForceOfNature
          0.2854         0.0194         93.20
          0.6748         0.0320         95.26
          0.6821         0.0202         97.04
          0.7265         0.0329         95.47
          0.7143         0.0612         91.43
          0.4659         0.0069         98.52
          0.6209         0.0371         94.02
          0.6334         0.1935         69.45
          0.5435         0.0305         94.39
LightOil_StainlessSteel_Clorox
          0.5890         0.0085         98.56
          0.5734         0.0100         98.26
          0.6335         0.0164         97.41
          0.4494         0.0127         97.17
          0.5425         0.0102         98.12
          0.5569         0.0115         97.93
          0.6245         0.0206         96.70
          0.5374         0.0105         98.05
          0.4781         0.0115         97.59
HealthierCleaning_LightOil_Granite_Clorox
          0.7673         0.0111         98.55
          0.5075         0.0159         96.87
          0.5244         0.0157         97.01
          0.7951         0.0194         97.56
          0.8391         0.0189         97.75
          0.5991         0.0160         97.33
          0.7338         0.0073         99.01
          0.6868         0.0092         98.66
          0.5778         0.0073         98.74
LightOil_Wood_Clorox
          0.5684         0.0058         98.98
          0.5044         0.0419         91.69
          0.3997         0.0331         91.72
          0.6357         0.0315         95.04
          0.5250         0.0322         93.87
          0.4901         0.0345         92.96
          0.5257         0.0313         94.05
          0.6675         0.0313         95.31
          0.4798         0.0240         95.00
LightOil_StainlessSteel_Formula409
          0.5864         0.0057         99.03
          0.5719         0.0066         98.85
          0.6109         0.0098         98.40
          0.6060         0.0062         98.98
          0.5604         0.0048         99.14
          0.6576         0.0063         99.04
          0.7067         0.0043         99.39
          0.0104         0.0023         77.88
          0.5294         0.0041         99.23
LightOil_Granite_Formula409
          0.0487         0.0017         96.51
          0.1097         0.0003         99.73
          0.0743         0.0015         97.98
          0.0860         0.0023         97.33
          0.0586         0.0023         96.08
          0.0883         0.0025         97.17
          0.0725         0.0041         94.34
          0.0693         0.0060         91.34
          0.1260         0.0060         95.24
LightOil_Wood_Formula409
          0.4335         0.2654         38.78
          0.7286         0.2581         64.58
          0.7123         0.2967         58.35
          0.4342         0.2587         40.42
          0.7494         0.2677         64.28
          1.1737         0.3481         70.34
          0.4745         0.2619         44.81
          0.4128         0.2458         40.46
          0.4278         0.2723         36.35


Success Rating
Results successful using TACT (time, agitation, concentration, and temperature, as well as rinsing and drying) and/or other cleaning chemistries examined.

Conclusion
Force of Nature and Clorox exhibited similar levels of cleaning for the three substrates evaluated. Both were more consistent than the Formula 409 on the wood surface cleaning. When excluding the wood cleaning for the 409, all three products were comparable.