A Study on the Pet Soil Removal Effect of Washing Conditions Using a Chemiluminescence Reaction

화학발광 반응을 이용한 세탁조건별 반려동물 오구 제거효과 연구

  • Park, Jung-Eun (Dept. of Veterinary Medicine, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Lee, Jungsoon (Dept. of Clothing & Textiles, Chungnam National University)
  • 박정은 (충남대학교 수의학과) ;
  • 이정순 (충남대학교 의류학과)
  • Received : 2021.06.16
  • Accepted : 2021.09.24
  • Published : 2021.10.31


In this study, we used a chemiluminescence reaction to investigate the removal effect of pet soil, such as dog blood, urine and feces. The soiled fabrics were washed with a standard laundry course of 30℃ and a washing time of 30 min and a pet care laundry course of 40-60℃ and a washing time of 100 min. The detergency was evaluated by the surface reflectance and chemiluminescence reaction (bloodstain detection by luminol test and urine-stain and feces-stain detection by UV blacklight test) before and after washing. The surface reflectance results did not show any difference in detergency for both courses, whereas the chemiluminescence reaction did. The detergency of the pet care course compared to the standard course was 101% according to the surface reflectance and 120% according to the chemiluminescence reaction. Therefore, residual stains not detected by surface reflectance can be evaluated through chemiluminescence reaction, and it was confirmed that pet stains can be managed more hygienically by washing for a long time at a high temperature.