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Trial Number 3

Trial Purpose:

To test the effectiveness of the cleaner Fit Organic using a food based substrate.

Date Run:


Experiment Procedure:

The soil mixture used a teaspoon of AATCC Carpet soil added to 50 ml of mineral oil and was shaken to mix it up. The soil was dispensed using a plastic squeeze pipette. Approximately 0.03 to 0.05 grams of soil was added to a pre-cleaned 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. In addition, a ranking from best to worst was visually taken of the fruit/vegetables.

Trial Results:

Qualitative Assessment

Cleaner Initial Weight Final Weight % Removed Overall Average Removal
Fit Organic 0.0419 0.0028  93.32  93.36
0.0325 0.0028  91.38
0.0476 0.0022  95.38

Visual Ranking

Cleaner Visual Rank 1 Visual Rank 2 Visual Rank 3
Fit Organic 1 1 1

Success Rating:

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


Fit Organic was effective in removing the soil from the food substrate with a removal average of 93.36%. This was slightly better than Rebel Green which averaged 92.79. However, the difference was not statistically different. 

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