Volume XIII, Issue 5 - May 2016

Colorful Cocktail


Bring your product quality issues and training needs to SUR/FIN 2016!
Dr. Darren Williams of Sam Houston State University will join Ed and Barbara Kanegsberg at the BFK Solutions/SHSU Surface Prep Clinic, Booth 103.
June 6-8, Las Vegas
Hear about new blends at Session 3, Tuesday, June 7.


You've sent me lots of good information. You've more than done what you contracted to do. I'm overwhelmed with the amount of time you spent.
William Lewis, PhD

California Hardcoating Company

Feature Article

Salad Dressing and “Layered” Cocktails

Barbara Kanegsberg, BFK Solutions
During a recent cleaning and chemistry course, a student asked a thought-provoking question about solubility, miscibility, and cocktail hour. I explained that some liquids, like oil and water, are immiscible. That is, they don’t form a “single phase;” the oil is on top of the water. The observant student wondered if this was what went on with fancy mixed drinks, where beverages of different colors are layered. Well, not quite, I said. So, he asked, what’s going on? I’ll share the answer with all of you. Once you understand the chemistry of oil and water, layered drinks, and mayonnaise, you’ll have a better understanding of how your cleaning chemistry does the job (or maybe doesn’t do the job!)
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Knowledge Is Power

We want to keep Clean Source readily-digestible, so we’ve split off the “Knowledge is Power” section. In a week or so, we’ll get you the latest about conferences, articles, and other happenings.


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