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Trial Number 40

Trial Purpose:

To test the effectiveness of of Baking Soda in the removal of SSL Soil 2 Glass Soil from various substrates.

Date Run:


Experiment Procedure:

Baking Soda and a spray bottle of water were gathered to begin testing. Then, 3 coupons of each substrate (chrome, glass, mirror) were collected and initial weights were taken. SSL Soil 2 Glass 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 water, and Baking Soda was sprinkled across each coupon. 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
Baking Soda Chrome 0.0302 0.0225 25.50 44.11 48.24
0.0540 0.0246 54.44
0.0645 0.0105 83.72
Glass 0.0517 0.0451 12.77 44.05
0.0605 0.0287 52.56
0.0636 0.0211 66.82
Mirror 0.0423 0.0415 1.89 56.57
0.0500 0.0094 81.20
0.0605 0.0081 86.61

Success Rating:

Test showed little or no promise.


Baking Soda showed little success in the removal of Glass Soil from chrome, glass, and mirror substrates. 

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