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Trial Number 0

Trial Purpose:

To evaluate the effectiveness of Dr. Easy and Rejoice brand cleaners on the elimination of unwanted odors.

Date Run:

02/07/2019

Experiment Procedure:

A total of six clean glass bottles were each filled with six milliliters of whole milk. Four of these bottles would be treated by formulations and the remaining two bottles would be used as controls. All bottles were capped and stored in a room for a little over a week at room temperature (68F). After the spoiling period, the bottles were opened and a panel of five observed for signs of spoiling odor, according to the rating system (see below). Two bottles were reserved for each formulation, and two shakes of the respective formulations were applied to the soiled carpet, left for five minutes and then vacuumed. After vacuuming, the odor panel graded each bottle with their ratings recorded. This process continued by introducing two shakes of powder into each bottle of its respective formulation and rating until six total shakes were reached. The bottles were stored once again at room temperature and sat overnight. All testing bottles were rated the next day with no treatment, and then an additional two shakes were added before final ratings. 

The following rating system was used to assess the malodor of the spoiled milk:

Rating key:
1 No Malodor
2 Slight Malodor
3 Noticeable Malodor
4 Considerable Malodor
5 Severe Malodor

Trial Results:

Cleaner Treatment Tester 1 Tester 2 Tester 3 Tester 4 Tester 5 Average
Dr. Easy Carpet Powder Original Untreated (1 week) 5 5 3.5 5 5 4.7
5 5 5 5 5 5
3.5 4 4 4 5 4.1
2 Shakes 4.5 5 5 4.5 5 4.8
4.5 5 5 4.5 5 4.8
3 3.5 4 3 5 3.7
4 Shakes 3.5 2 4 4 5 3.7
4 3 4.5 3.5 3 3.6
3.5 5 4 3 3 3.7
6 Shakes 3 2 3.5 4 5 3.5
3.5 3 4 3.5 4 3.6
4 4.5 3 3 4 3.7
Overnight 5 5 5 4 3 4.4
5 5 5 3 2 4
5 5 5 3 3 4.2
8 Shakes 4.5 4.5 4 2 3 3.6
5 4.5 4.5 2.5 4 4.1
5 4.5 4.5 2 3 3.8
Rejoice Carpet Powder Original Untreated (1 week) 5 5 5 5 5 5
5 5 5 5 5 5
5 5 5 5 5 5
2 Shakes 5 5 5 4.5 5 4.9
5 5 5 5 5 5
5 5 5 4.5 5 4.9
4 Shakes 5 5 4 4 5 4.6
5 5 5 4.5 5 4.9
4.5 5 5 4 5 4.7
6 Shakes 4.5 5 4 3.5 4 4.2
5 5 5 4 5 4.8
4.5 5 5 3.5 3 4.2
Overnight 5 5 5 3 2 4
5 5 4.5 2.5 4 4.2
5 5 4 3 2 3.8
8 Shakes 4.5 4.5 4 1.5 2 3.3
4.5 4 3.5 2 5 3.8
4.5 5 4 2 4 3.9
Averaged Scores
  Original 2 Shakes 4 Shakes 6 Shakes Overnight 8 Shakes
Dr. Easy Carpet Powder 4.60 4.43 3.67 3.60 4.2 3.83
Rejoice Carpet Powder 5 4.93 4.73 4.40 4.0 3.67
Differences of Averaged Scores Between Tests
  Original 2 Shakes 4 Shakes 6 Shakes Overnight 8 Shakes
Dr. Easy Carpet Powder 0 - 0.17 -0.76 -0.07 +0.60 -0.37
Rejoice Carpet Powder 0 -0.07 -0.20 -0.33 -0.40 -0.33
Product Name Originial Rating Overnight Rating Final Rating Overall Difference
Dr. Easy Carpet Powder 4.60 4.2 3.83 -.77
Rejoice Carpet Powder 5 4.0 3.67 -1.33

Success Rating:

Test showed little or no promise.

Conclusion:

Dr. Easy Carpet Powder was observed to be less effective than the comparative formulation, Rejoice Carpet Cleaner, in eliminating the malodor of spoiled milk. Both formulations were similar in reducing the original malodor after 6 shakes, and Dr. Easy Carpet Powder was observed to be less effective in reducing the malodor overnight. Overall, Dr. Easy Carpet Powder reduced the original rating by 0.77 and Rejoice Carpet Powder reduced the original rating by 1.33.

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