The deodorizing ability of MEELIUM has been confirmed beyond any real doubt. Tests have shown that as little as 0.1 part per million of the deodorant completely eliminates the repugnant odors of cigar smoke, fried onion, boiled cabbage, decaying fish, putrid chicken intestines, limburger cheese, etc.
The purpose of these tests was to determine the effectiveness of MEELIUM as a deodorant in destroying several offensive odors. It was not meant to be a quantitative report on odor removal. The work was done primarily as a means of determining the deodorizing effectiveness of MEELIUM on a cigar-smoke filled room, on a kitchen after cooking a meal, and its effect as a deodorant on certain decayed organic matter.
The procedure was as follows: A small (3' x 7' x 10') non-ventilated room was used. The source of the odor was placed in this closed room prevalent in the confined area. The odor source was then removed and the room was sprayed with a low-pressure aerosol containing 20% of 8% MEELIUM and 80% of a 54/46% mixture of propellents 11 and 12. The aerosol was held over the head and sprayed toward the four corners of the room in circular fashion for a period of 5 seconds. This time element produced a delivery of 0.53 grams (0.66 ml. at 80 degrees Fahrenheit) of MEELIUM to an odorous area of 210 cubic feet.
The individual that sprayed the area then left, and after a time lapse of one minute, another person entered the deodorized room to physically determine the presence or absence of the offensive odor.
Before another odor was placed in the test area, it was evacuated of any of the original offensive odor, or of the deodorant itself, using a high-powered exhaust fan.
The MEELIUM aerosol formulation used in all tests was non-scented. This was chosen to detect thoroughly the effectiveness of the deodorant, as it was the belief that the presence of a perfume might tend to mask any undestroyed odors which could be present.However, the addition of a pleasing fragrance enhances the overall air freshening efficacy of Meelium.