Stains, Stains, Go Away…. By: Htay Paw, Susan Winter a nd Kristen Allen. S. 2 Types of Many Common Stains. Oil based stain Comes from plants or animals Car or motor oil Hand/suntan lotions Butter Bacon Cooking oils Ointments Salad dressings. Protein based stain Blood
By: Htay Paw, Susan Winter
and Kristen Allen
Oil based stain
Protein based stain
Before liquid detergents, pre-treatments consisted of making pastes out of powder detergents
Launched in 1956 as 1st liquid laundry detergent and ultimate stain fighter
1968, “Ring Around the Collar” Campaign
2012, Wisk introduced newest breakthrough in cleaning – “Deep Clean”
(Arm & Hammer Ingredients, 2010)
Question: Which brand of detergent will get the vegetable oil and Turmeric Powder mixture out completely compared to the original swatch of cotton fabric?
Variable: Cold Water
Arm & Hammer
(“Every Day Chemistry - Why Does,” n.d.).
How does the change in water temperature used affect the removal of the stain?
Claim: The hotter the water used, the more the stain will be removed compared to the original swatch of fabric
Variable: Hot Water
Water Temperature Change:
Which detergent will get the protein mixture out completely using cold water compared to the original swatch of cotton?
Wisk will remove the baby food carrot stain the most completely compared to the original fabric.
Variable:Baby food, Carrots
Arm & Hammer
Wisk was best overall laundry detergent using the different variables
Arm & Hammer Ingredients Additions. (2010, May 18). Retrieved from
Arm & Hammer website:
Chaplin, M. (2012, September 26). The Use of Enzymes in Detergents.
Retrieved from Enzyme Technology website:
Detergent Enzymes. (n.d.). Retrieved from Novozymes website:
Detergents. (n.d.). Retrieved from BBC Bitesize Science website:
(n.d.). Retrieved from The Human Touch of Chemistry
Grant, A. (n.d.). What is a Laundry Emulsifier? Retrieved
from eHow website: http://www.ehow.co.uk/facts_7411901_
K Class Science Channel. (n.d.). Tumeric as Indicator, Acids
and Bases, Chemistry. Retrieved from Youtube website:
McClintock, S. (n.d.). Baby Stains: A Guide to Removing Baby
Stains. Retrieved from About.com website:http//babyclothes.
Chemistry. Retrieved from Youtube website:
Olivia, (November 14, 2013). Retrieved from phone call with
Church & Dwight Customer Relations Department.
Our History. (n.d.). Retrieved from Wisk website:
Producing a Modern Detergent. (n.d.). Retrieved from Novozymes
Surfactant. (n.d.). Retrieved from Encyclopaedia Britannica website:
Wagner, C. (2013, October 7). The Basic Principles of Baby
Laundry. Retrieved from Pasporta Servo website:
What are Enzymes? (n.d.). Retrieved from wiseGEEK website:
Weekley, A. (2007, May 31). Optical Brighteners: Are Your
Clothes as Clean as They Appear? Retrieved from
Yahoo! Voices website:
Woodburne, L. (2010, October 13). Optical Brighteners:
Just Say No to the Glow. Retrieved from Seventh