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To conduct performance testing on supplied product and compare with water and related industry product.
The soil mixture used a teaspoon of AATCC Carpet soil added to 50 ml of mineral oil and shaken to mix it up. The soil was using a plastic squeeze pipette. Approximately 0.03 to 0.05 grams of soil was added to a precleaned piece of fruit/vegetable. The fruit/vegetable was weighed with the dirt to determine the amount of soil added. The dirty fruit/vegetable was cleaned for 20 seconds using immersion and mild agitations (up and down dunking). Final weights were recorded and the percent soil removal was calculated. Test evaluation was run in triplicate. Water was used as a control. In addition, a panel of three were used to visually rank the fruit/vegetable from best to worst.
The supplied product was the top performer, removing over 90% of the soil. The qualitative assessment matched the quantitative removal rates.
|Cleaner||Initial wt||Final wt||% Removed||Overall Average Removal|
|Annie's Pure and Simple Meyer Lemon||0.0462||0.0048||89.61||90.11|
|Citrus Magic Veggie Wash||0.0617||0.0158||74.39||67.77|
|Cleaner||Visual Rank 1||Visual Rank 2||Visual Rank 3|
|Annie's Pure and Simple Meyer Lemon||2||2||2|
|Citrus Magic Veggie Wash||3||3||3|
Success Rating:Results suggest a scale-up feasible match for cleaning chemistry and equipment. Pilot plant study with actual parts recommended.
Fit Organic Fruit and Vegetable Wash was the most effective cleaner, but Rebel Green was as effective in visual ranking and percent removal.