# On biological detergent breaking down organic material

This is again related to the crime story I'm working on.

I would like to know how much biological detergent (in kilograms) and water (in liters) and how long it would take to dissolve $$60 \,\rm{Kg}$$ of organic material at $$50^\circ$$ Celsius with standard store-bought bio-detergent. Just an estimate of the time required.

Bonus questions:

1. Would it dissolve hair?

2. Do I need a special container as to not commit the same mistake Jesse had in Breaking Bad?

• chemistry.stackexchange.com/questions/4877/… – Mithoron Mar 2 '15 at 12:34
• In Breaking Bad there was hydrofluoric acid and even there they would need more of it than what was shown, and you want to dissolve body with stuff for washing dishes? – Mithoron Mar 2 '15 at 12:41
• chemistry.stackexchange.com/questions/3949/… gives additional directions, but no calculation of times. – Klaus-Dieter Warzecha Mar 2 '15 at 12:51
• @Mithoron Detergents for dishwashing machines (household and lab) contain significant amounts of sodium hydroxide and therefore might help in the cleanup after the chopping. – Klaus-Dieter Warzecha Mar 2 '15 at 12:56
• @Klaus Warzecha But those "biological" use rather enzymes it seems. – Mithoron Mar 2 '15 at 13:19