What is a non-ionic detergent?
A non-ionic detergent is a detergent that is made up mainly of non-ionic emulsifier as well as other ingredients. It is used in place of other types of detergents because of how well it removes soils and trace metal. They are low foaming and often used in laboratory settings.
There are many different non-ionic detergents on the market. Some of these detergents include Procter and Gamble Ultra Concentrated Dish Liquid, and most Alconox detergents. Detergent 8 is also a non-ionic detergent option.
Students in Singapore recently won the Stockholm Junior Water Prize, by discovering that clay can be used to not only remove, but also to recover pollutants that are in waste water. They had to study non-ionic surfactants in order to help with their research.