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Trial Number 3

Trial Purpose:

To compare the effectiveness of two cleaners on removing DCC 17 soil from painted VCT coupons.

Date Run:

07/03/2019

Experiment Procedure:

Three pre-weighed and L value measured coupons per cleaner were contaminated with 0.5g of DCC-17 soil (33 wt.% vegetable shortening, 33 wt.% lard, 33 wt.% vegetable oil, and 1 wt.% carbon lampblack) and air dried at room temperature (68˚F) for 24 hours. Contaminated weights and L values were recorded before placing three coupons per cleaner into the Gardner Straight Line Washability (SLW) unit.  A Kimberly-Clark Wypal reinforced paper towel was attached to the cleaning sled. The Wypall and each coupon were treated with two sprays, and cleaned for 20 cycles (~30 seconds of cleaning). Cleaned coupons were wiped once with a dry paper towel before final weights were taken.

Trial Results:

Better Life Floor

Initial wt. of cont. Final wt. of cont. % Cont. Removed % Average
0.3124 0.0198 93.66 95.02
0.2867 0.0233 91.87
0.3138 0.0015 99.52

 

Initial L Cont. L Clean L % DET % Average
94.75 35.40 79.97 75.10 77.95
95.65 25.78 80.15 77.82
96.78 27.93 83.66 80.94

 

Method Floor                    

Initial wt. of cont. Final wt. of cont. % Cont. Removed % Average
0.3024 0.0148 95.11 95.75
0.2805 0.0040 98.57
0.3074 0.0198 93.56

 

Initial L Cont. L Clean L % DET % Average
96.46 23.44 82.77 81.25 83.96
96.79 19.92 84.22 83.65
97.38 22.98 87.69 86.98

 

Success Rating:

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

Conclusion:

Both cleaners were considered effective at removing the DCC-17, but Method Floor had more effective stain removal. 

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