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What is Glass? Glass is quite a remarkable substance, being neither a liquid nor a solid, sharing the properties of both: The structure of a liquid but the hardness and rigidity of a solid. Glass is formed by heating a mixture of predominately silicon dioxide (about...

Cleaning with pure water is predominantly done by window cleaners in the domestic and commercial cleaning industry, it is also done in the critical and technical cleaning industry, but for now we will look at the use in window cleaning. The underlining principle of the...

It is often the case when handling cleaning detergents, liquid-based and solid-based, that the effective dilution is given as a ratio, 50:1, 100:1 etc. And when trying to work out how much detergent to add to a typical 6 litre bucket of water, the method of...

Cleaning is often portrayed as a battle against dirt with "chemicals" as the weapon, and mops and cloths as tools to wage war. Of course, this is being somewhat melodramatic, but chemicals and equipment (mops and cloths) form a combined team in remarkably complex chemistry....

As the vast majority of soilings are oily in nature, what is needed is a way to make those substances more soluble in water, so they can be washed away. To that end we introduce a detergent to water and the resulting solution is used to emulsify the oily soilings. An effective detergent must be capable of four basic cleaning functions: