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Trial Number 2

Trial Purpose:

To evaluate one product, successful on second soil, on first soil.

Date Run:


Experiment Procedure:

One successful product from the second oil removal was evaluated on the first oil. The product was diluted to 5% in 600 ml beakers using DI water and heated to 130 F on a hot plate.

Three preweighed coupons were coated with US Oil Company US Draw 1517 (petroleum oil) using a handheld swab. Coupons were weighed a second time to determine the amount of oil added. Three coupons were cleaned in each solution for five minutes using minimal stir bar agitation. Coupons were rinsed for 15 seconds in a tap water bath at 120 F and dried using a Master Appliance Heat gun at 500 F for 30 seconds. Once dry coupons were weighed a final time and product efficiencies were calculated.

Trial Results:

The product was not very effective at removing the first soil, removing just over 45%.

Product Initial Wt Dirty Wt Final Wt
Mirachem 500 0.2024 0.0914 54.84
  0.1132 0.0681 39.84
  0.1311 0.076 42.03

Success Rating:

A follow up test, usually based on company input.


Despite its failure to remove the first oil, the product and Aquavantage 1400 will both be used on the third supplied oil along with the other three effective products.

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