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If you use used oil to make detergents, won't it end up contaminating the water too?
No. Oil in its normal state is in fact contaminating because it does not mix with water, creating a layer on the surface and making it impossible for oxygen to exchange with the atmosphere and for solar radiation to enter the water. With EcoX solutions the oil is totally transformed into fatty acids and glycerol, which in turn are miscible with water and 100% biodegradable.
Many detergents already say on the label that they are biodegradable, how are yours different?
To say that a product is biodegradable – be it liquid or solid – does not reveal the conditions under which this can happen, namely the weather.
Ideally, a product should break down into by-products when left in the environment and this should happen in a short period of time.
As a rule, for a detergent to be considered biodegradable, the surfactants that make it up must be 60% degraded after 27 days.
The surfactants used in EcoX formulations are highly biodegradable, degrading by microorganisms existing in nature. Depending on the environment in which it is found, 60% of them will naturally biodegrade in less than 24 hours after use.
... ok, and why does that happen?
The absence of ramifications in the carbon chain structures in EcoX detergents greatly facilitates the degradation carried out by microorganisms in the environment.
Is it safe to use detergents obtained with EcoX solutions?
Yes. coX cleaning products – when fully followed the described methods of use – are safe to be handled in a home or professional environment because they have been laboratory tested by certified scientists. In the specific case of SOAPY ®, dermatological tests were also carried out by external entities that prove safety for adults and children.
Why should we recycle used oil?
Frying oil should never be drained into the sink drain or the toilet, as it has a negative impact on pipes, the aquatic environment and the soil. According to data from Quercus, one liter of used cooking oil is enough to contaminate one million liters of water (enough for a person to survive for 40 years).
Can I use any oil in SOAPY®?
EcoX solutions are developed and tested in the laboratory to work with different oils such as vegetable oil, peanut oil, sunflower oil, soy oil, corn oil and olive oil (olive oil).
After using the mixer or the magic wand in the SOAPY® process, can I use it to cook?
Yes. The process of transforming the cooking oil used in cleaning products will help to sanitize the mixer or the magic wand. However, we advise you to wash the moving parts with plenty of water at the end of use.
For the SOAPY® process can I use the oil right after frying?
Yes. However, the oil should cool down to room temperature. After cooling, you should filter any solid particles, using a napkin or colander in order to have oil suitable for the EcoX process.
Can I only use cooking oil that has already been used for experiments with SOAPY®?
No. The oil to be used to obtain the cleaning products may be new, but for ecological reasons we recommend the use of used cooking oil, as it is a hazardous waste for the environment when disposed of incorrectly.
When doing both SOAPY® experiments do I need to buy another kit?
No. When carrying out the kit experiments, I can only choose to purchase a refill of the same kit or another SOAPY® kit and thus reuse the rest of the kit material, such as glasses, gloves, deposit and spatula.