Cleaner Formulation: Surface Care

Manufacturers tend to change their product ingredients, labeling and formulations often. While older versions might still appear in your house or on store shelves, cleaner formulation on products tends to change. So, you need to read the label every time you go shopping. However, many labels won’t provide you complete information.


Ingredients in your cleaning products


The ingredients in your cleaning products fall under different categories. They provide different cleaning functions and characteristics. Every cleaner formulation is carefully balanced and works best on what you are cleaning.


Surfactants – They provide maximum power to cleaning. But other ingredients are needed to get the best results. It is important to know that not all surfactant chemicals give you better results. Many cleaning products come with two or more surfactants.


Builders – These are another group of ingredients that makes cleaning better. Builders in combination with surfactants produce great results. Builders are found in many products. However, you need them less compared to the surfactants.


Solvents – These types of ingredients stay mixed with the product and creates the right thickness to give ultimate results. Organic solvents prevent the liquid cleaning solutions from freezing in extremely cold climates.


Enzymes – These are strong stain removing agents. Enzymes break down hard stains. They work similarly to the human digestive system that breaks up the food. When enzymes are attached to a detergent formula, each of them attracts a specific stain. When the enzyme finds the stain, it breaks down into small pieces and flushes out from the surface.


pH adjusters – Every cleaning product has to be balanced so that it can work effectively and remain safe for the skin. To achieve that, pH levels need to be adjusted. The amount depends on the other ingredients of the cleaning formula. pH measures whether a solution is acidic or basic.


Disinfecting ingredients – While cleaning washes away germs along with dirt, further reduction of germs can be achieved by added ingredients. Disinfecting ingredients tend to kill germs in real. On most cleaning products you can find disinfecting ingredients. They help reducing germs from your hands or surfaces.


Household cleaning products


Most household cleaning products contain acids, abrasives, alkalies, detergents and spirit solvents.


Acids – It is beneficial for removing decolorization from several materials and hard-water deposits. Strong acids eat away the skin, leather, clothing, and certain metals. Also, they irritate your skin and eyes. Vinegar is a mild acid whereas oxalic acid is a very strong one.


Abrasives – These are the materials that remove dirt by rubbing. Silica, sandpaper, steel wool, marble, pumice and quartz are some examples of abrasives.


Alkalies – These are soluble salts that are quite effective with less rubbing. Alkalies are great for removing oily dirt. They can even remove oil from oil-based paint. Alkaline substances vary in strength.


Detergents – Certain types of laundry detergents are great for housecleaning tasks. Detergents loosen dirt. When you add them with phosphates, they remove oily dirt.


Spirit solvents – Most of the wax and polish used for floor and wooden furniture contain spirit solvents. They are quite similar to the liquid solutions that you use for dry cleaning purposes. They can remove oily dirt as well.


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Hydrogen Sulfide Removal from Household Water- Treatment Options

Hydrogen Sulfide or H2S is a dangerous and common compound in water. However, it is not considered a primary or a secondary water contaminant according to current drinking water standards. But, when the Hydrogen Sulfide concentration is over 0.5 ppm-parts per million in drinking water, it can make the water unnatural. This is when hydrogen sulfide removal measures have to be taken to make it better for consumption and use.

Presence of Hydrogen Sulfide in the water

The presence of H2S in household water can:

  • An unpleasant/unusual smell like a rotten egg.
  • It can corrode steel, iron, brass casing, copper casing in plumbing and bathroom fixtures.
  • It can discolor/tarnish brassware, silverware, and copperware.
  • It can stain your laundry and all your bathroom fixtures either yellow or black.
  • Change the taste and look of cooked items.
  • Beverage discoloration.

Hydrogen Sulfide Removal/Treatment

There are many treatment choices for removing H2S from household water. The treatment choice depends on the size, this treatment option, and the concentration of H2S present within the water.  Whether you are looking for whole house water treatment or only at the usage point of drinking or cooking also alters the treatment option. This is based on the concentration of H2S in the water. When H2S is high concentration, a whole house H2S treatment is suggested. To proceed with the treatment option, test your water for this concentration.

Common treatment options

Shock chlorination- When there is a rotten egg smell in the water, it could be because of sulfur-reducing coliform bacteria in the water source as well. When this is the case, shock chlorination treatment can remove the problem. Place a high dosage of bleach meant for household use within the well. After 12-24 hours, the bacteria is killed. This treatment may fail because sulfur bacteria and iron form thick layers and are covered by slime. Continuous chlorination may be needed or head to other treatment options to remove H2S.

Replacement of water heater- If the hot water usage point is detected with H2S smell, your heater is the issue. Anode or magnesium rod within the heater reacts with sulfate to result in H2S. So, magnesium rod is replaced with zinc or aluminum made rod.

Granular activated carbon-GAC- A GAC filter will minimize the unpleasant taste and odor when H2S levels in household water are lower than 0.3ppm. The filter has a limited capacity, so it gets exhausted very quickly when it is over 0.3ppm. The filters eliminate trichloroethylene, tannins, and dissolved compounds.

Catalytic carbon-This has a conventional GAC’s adsorptive properties, but another plus is it can transform H2S to elemental sulfur. First, H2S is adsorbed onto the catalytic carbon surface. Then this is oxidized in the presence of oxygen (dissolved form) to elemental sulfur. They can be used for higher H2S concentration treatment.

Aeration- Water tank water is bubbled using a large air volume to strip or separate H2S to outdoors. The air is introduced with a blower or an air compressor. It is efficient when the concentration of H2S is below 2.0 ppm.

Manganese Filter- This entry point filtration method eliminates H2S concentrations of up to 10ppm. It eliminates H2S through oxidation of H2S gas to sulfur particles (solid).


Hydrogen Sulfide removal options become essential for household water to be compatible with drinking, cooking, laundry, cleaning, etc. It is also necessary to keep your fixtures and casing free of corrosion. There are several treatment options for its elimination.

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