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Trial Number 29

Trial Purpose:

To test the effectiveness of Cleaning Vinegar in the removal of Bathroom Soil from various substrates.

Date Run:


Experiment Procedure:

A Cleaning Vinegar solution was gathered to begin testing. Then, 3 coupons of each substrate (ceramic, plastic, chrome) 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 Cleaning Vinegar 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
Cleaning Vinegar Ceramic 0.1201 0.0103 91.42 87.06 74.29
0.1570 0.0116 92.61
0.1742 0.0544 68.77
Plastic 0.2198 0.0100 95.45 71.69
0.3559 0.0129 96.38
0.2328 0.1787 23.24
Chrome 0.1976 0.0397 79.91 64.13
0.3185 0.0202 93.66
0.2247 0.1824 18.83

Success Rating:

Test showed little or no promise.


Cleaning Vinegar showed little success in the removal of Bathroom Soil from ceramic, plastic, and chrome substrates. 

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