Journal of Surfactants and Detergents

, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp 253-261

First online:

Oxygen bleaching systems in domestic laundry

  • Neal J. MilneAffiliated withWarwick International Limited

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The oxidative bleaching process plays a key role in removing unwanted stains from laundry. This review covers methods of generation of active oxygen bleaching species, their activation and application. In addition, the requirements for commercially acceptable oxygen bleach products are discussed.

Key words

Activator bleaching hydrogen peroxide laundry oxidative peracid perborate percarbonate TAED