Washing and cleaning with purified water grades and the effects of water purity on properties of colloidal systems

Detergents used in everyday life for cleaning and washing are a source of water pollution and can have a negative effect on human health and the environment. To reduce their negative impact, a new trend of using only purified water for washing and cleaning applications is emerging. A scientific basis for this method needs to be established, as its mechanisms and efficiency should be better understood.

In this project, we will try to investigate how the purity of water affects physical interactions relevant to cleaning, washing, solubility, and dispersibility. We will also try to develop efficient procedures for the removal of soils from solid surfaces without surfactants or with their minimal use.