powder detergents

PatNovember 8, 2013

If most powder detergents contain sodium carbonate, and if sodium carbonate causes the calcium in water to form a precipitate which will settle back into clothes and washer parts, why do you use a powder detergent?

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Liquid detergents don't have the same "fallout" effect from whatever are the water softening agents in them?

I add STPP to the wash when using powders (and liquids, for that matter).

    Bookmark   November 9, 2013 at 6:26AM
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Looking at a box of Biokleen powder. Sodium carbonate is the 1st ingredient. It is highly alkaline and there for that purpose. Zeolites are the water softner.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2013 at 7:02PM
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