What Are Surfactants?

June 23, 2020

Do you know what constitutes wastewater? It’s a combination of food scraps, chemicals, soaps, oils, stormwater, human waste, and the like. Such chemicals can include surfactants, which you can find in detergents and cleaning products because they make dirt or oil easier to wash away. Here’s what you need to know about surfactants and how they affect us.

what are surfactants

Now that you have an idea of what these chemicals are, you can better appreciate scientists and wastewater treatment plants. While surfactants are indeed helpful in keeping dishes and clothes clean, it has to be disposed of properly through treatment. Only through further study can we come up with better surfactants that will have less of an impact on the environment.

SHARE:

RELATED ARTICLES

House Hacks: 5 Ways To Filter Water at Home

January 26, 2023

Distillation and reverse osmosis–these are just some of the water filtration methods you can use for your home!

Read more
global water issues

Coming Clean With Global Water Issues

February 24, 2020

You might enjoy safe drinking water from your tap, but are you aware of today’s global water issues? According to the United Nations, communities around […]

Read more

Ecosystem Technologies International, Inc. Sponsors Philippines Society of Sanitary Engineers Inc.

November 26, 2021

Amidst the global pandemic, sanitary engineers around the world have the responsibility to address and resolve the growing challenges in public health and the environment.

Read more

Are you our next partner?

Your information is secure and encrypted. Message us for your inquiries.

CONTACT US