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Trial Number 16

Trial Purpose:

To test the effectiveness of Pine Sol Multi-Surface Cleaner in the removal of Bathroom Soil from various substrates

Date Run:


Experiment Procedure:

A Pine Sol Multi-Surface Cleaner solution was created by mixing 1 part solution with 64 parts water. Then, 3 coupons of each substrate (ceramic, chrome, plastic) were collected and initial weights were taken. Bathroom Soil was applied to each coupon and allowed to air dry for 24 hours. After the 24 hour dry time, the weights of the newly contaminated coupons were measured. All coupons were placed into a Gardner-scrub Abrasion Tester machine. Wypall cleaning cloths were attached to each of the 3 cleaning blocks used for the test. Each Wypall cloth and all coupons received 2 sprays of the Pine Sol Multi-Surface Cleaner solution and the Gardner-scrub Abrasion Tester was run for 20 repetitions, simulating 20 manual wipes. Once cleaning concluded, the cleaned coupons were allowed to air dry for 24 hours. After 24 hours, the weights of the cleaned coupons were measured. 

Trial Results:

Cleaner Substrate Initial wt of cont. Final wt of cont. %Cont Removed % AVG % Overall
Pine Sol Multi-Surface Cleaner Ceramic 0.0889 0.0085 90.44 81.31 87.64
0.1334 0.0132 90.10
0.1067 0.0564 47.14
Chrome 0.1311 0.0032 97.56 91.73
0.0750 0.0087 88.40
0.0724 0.0078 89.22
Plastic 0.0596 0.0077 87.08 89.89
0.0833 0.0087 89.56
0.0791 0.0055 93.05

Success Rating:

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


Pine Sol Multi-Surface Cleaner was effective in removing Bathroom Soil from ceramic, chrome, and plastic substrates. 

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