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Title: Terrazzo as Affected by Cleaning Materials
Author(s): D. W. Kessler
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 33-40
Keywords: no keywords
Abstract:Effect of cleaning materials on terrazzo was studied using solutions of the following detergents: soda ash, trisodium phosphate and synthetic sulfonate. Seventy-six different aggregates were used in preparing terrazzo disks which were moist cured 3 months and then surface ground to form a shallow dish. Detergent was allowed to stand in dish 30 minutes before rinsing and drying (at 105 C). This testing cycle was repeated untill deterioration tendencies were established. Soda ash solution proved much more destructive than the trisodium physophate; however, up to the time of writing (after 850 cycles) the synthetic sulfonate had caused no failure.
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