UNDER CONSTRUCTION (NOV.6, 2001)
Temperature can dramatically affect other process parameters and variables. At the CMC (Critical Micelle Concentration) point of a surfactant(s) in a cleaning solution a 2 degree temperature change can result in large dramatic changes in the solutions surface tension, foaming and cleaning ability. Temperature also affects solution conductivity and can affect pH. Since a small change in temperature can affect surfactant solubility, which in turn can affect emulsified oil and grease concentrations, this small change in temperature can also dramatically affect solution turbidity. Therefore it is necessary to monitor and correct Turbidity, pH, Dynamic Surface Tension and Conductivity measurements for changes in process temperature.