Q. What are the different types of surfactants? A. Anionic surfactants - These have a negatively charged end of the molecule that gives it the hydrophilic part of the molecule. These negatively charged parts of the molecules are usually sulfonates, sulfates, or carboxylates that are usually neutralized by positively charged metal cations such as sodium or potassium. Examples … [Read more...] about Types of Surfactants
Q. What is a surfactant? A. Good question as these are key constituents of typical aqueous detergents. Other typical components of aqueous cleaners are, chelators, builders and additives (ex. corrosion inhibition). Surfactant is short for “surface active agent,” it is an organic molecule with a hydrophobic (water-hating/oil-loving) end and a hydrophilic (water-loving) end. … [Read more...] about What is a Surfactant?
Q. In your email you mentioned that Solujet and Citrajet have more sophisticated surfactant systems than a competitor's low foaming washer detergent - could you explain a little bit more what 'surfactant systems' are? A. Absolutely! Surfactants, or Surface Active Agents, are compounds that lower surface tension between particles, such as oil and water. In the oil and water … [Read more...] about Advanced Cleaning Mechanisms: What are Surfactant Systems?