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Season 2 – Episode 1 The Science of Soil Removal

How does soil removal really work? And why is it so difficult to remove the sweaty smell from sportswear? 

In this first episode of Season 2 of Science on surfaces we talk to Lars Mathiesen, Global Marketing Manager at Novozymes and expert in soil removal. Lars has a background in biology and biology-technology and has been working with enzymes within cleaning solutions for more than 10 years. 

The conversation starts with an overview of the soil removal basics. Lars describes the different components included in a cleaning formulation, what their roles are, and why cleaning formulation design can be so challenging.  We also talk about why some soil is particularly difficult to remove, and what cleaning solutions that we can expect to see in the future.

Thanks for listening! If you are interested in surface science and related topics, you should also check out our Surface Science blog

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