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Automotive MaintenanceCar Wash Concentrate
This product is alcohol-free oil/water nanoemulsion containing particles with the size less than 100 nm. The DLS result with the pdi equal to 0.223 shows a distribution of particles with 16nm in size.
A detergent is a surfactant or a mixture of surfactants with "cleaning properties in dilute solutions. These substances are a family of compounds that are similar to soap but are more soluble in hard water. In most household contexts, the term detergent by itself refers specifically to laundry detergent or dish detergent, as opposed to hand soap or other types of cleaning agents. Detergents are commonly available as powders or concentrated solutions. Detergents, like soaps, work because they are amphiphilic: partly hydrophilic (polar) and partly hydrophobic (non-polar). An emulsion is a mixture of two or more liquids that are normally unmixable. Emulsions are part of a more general class of two-phase systems of matter called colloids. Emulsions tend to have a cloudy appearance because the many phase interfaces scatter light as it passes through the emulsion. Two special classes of emulsions – microemulsions and nanoemulsions appear translucent. Nanoemulsions are emulsions with droplet size on the order of 100 nm. A typical nanoemulsion contains oil, water and an emulsifier. Since microemulsions are thermodynamically stable systems in equilibrium, they are sensitive to changes in temperature and composition. Therefore, nanoemulsions are attractive for aforementioned applications because they are relatively the least sensitive to physical and chemical changes and they can be kinetically stable over long time scales. This product is an alcohol free nanoemulsion which works as a detergent for cleaning and glazing variety of surfaces.
Emulsions are made of two insoluble phases in a way that one of them is dispersed all over the other one in shape of small droplets using materials called emulsifiers. In case of Nanometric droplets, better performance will be observable. Amount of light reflected from the surface of the sample before and after using the detergent can be a fact indicating quality of cleaning properties. In order to do the test, sample surfaces were contaminated using a mixture of oil and carbon and then DRS test was operated on sample surfaces before contamination, after contamination, after cleaning using this product and also after cleaning using common commercial detergents.
As it’s visible by the chart, the diagram related to the contaminated sample has the least light reflectance and the sample before contamination has the most, light reflectance. The diagram for the sample cleaned by this product has approximately the same reflectance as uncontaminated sample, and higher than that of one cleaned by common commercial detergent so that this fact indicates high efficiency of the product discussed.