Cannabis Lab

Cleaning Cannabis and Botanical Residue in the Laboratory

16 January 2019

Q: We are working with cannabis resin in our lab and the residue is very tough to remove.  We are currently using isopropyl alcohol and it is just not good enough.  Any advice? A: It is no secret that waxy, sticky cannabis and other botanical resins are some of the most difficult residues to clean.  But of course, keeping your labware, glassware and other laboratory equipment clean is vital. 

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High Alkaline Detergent on Steel?

09 January 2019

Q. Are there ways to remove oxidation on stainless steel without acidic detergents?  We are looking to simplify our process and avoid low pH. A. While citric acid based oxidation removal and passivation is our preferred method due to its safety profile, there are ways to remove oxidation from steel with alkaline detergents.

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Detergent Compatibility Information

03 January 2019

Q. We have consulted your continuous exposure compatibility information for one of your detergents on various materials. We were wondering about the details of conditions used in formulating this documented info, such as temperature, detergent concentration and period of time in which these observations were made. A. It is important to keep in mind that these documents are created for guidance and reference purposes and are based on our vast critical cleaning experience in laboratory and manufacturing settings.

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Cleaning for Powder Coating

20 December 2018

Q. Can Alconox assist with pre-powder coat cleaning? A. Yes! To get the best powder coating results, you will need a residue free surface. The detergent you use will depend on the material being coated. The reduction in surface oxides greatly helps with adhesion. The surface is made more receptive to accepting the coating.

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Cleaning Cannabis Grower Irrigation Lines

16 December 2018

Q: We are growers of various cannabis plants for medical use.   Our overhead irrigation lines can get clogged with fertilizer residue and water buildup.  Can Alconox, Inc. provide some solutions? A: Certainly.  We have been working with water and chemical lines in environmental, laboratory, biopharma, cosmetic and other manufacturing settings for several decades.  Irrigation lines will have some particular residues....

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Pre-soak for Tough Residues in Medical Device Cleaning & Reprocessing

10 December 2018

Q. We reprocess single use medical devices and we are having trouble getting organic and biological residue out of crevices. It is requiring cleaning for a much longer time than we can support in our processes. We’ve started to do pre-soaking as we read that this would help, but we’re a little concerned we are not doing that optimally either. Can you make recommendations?

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Visit Us at BIOMEDevice San Jose

28 November 2018

Visit Alconox, Inc. at BIOMEDevice 2018, at the San Jose Convention Center, December 5-6, 2018. Stop by Booth 1115 to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for your critical cleaning applications, and detergent samples.

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Advanced Cleaning Mechanisms: Oxidation

28 November 2018

Oxidation or bleaching is one of the many cleaning mechanisms that a detergent formulator can bring to bear by formulating with appropriate ingredients.  In cleaning, oxidation, or bleaching, changes the structure of a residue to render it more easily removed. Oxidation is loss....

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How to Clean Labware: Don’t Use Grocery Store Detergents

22 November 2018

Q. We use grocery store detergents to clean our labware and it recently came to my attention that we may need to switch to a laboratory grade detergent such as Alconox or Liquinox. Why is that necessary? A. Here are some insights as to why a grocery store detergent is not suitable for use in a lab...

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Cleaning in Food & Beverage Manufacturing: Does Liquinox Kill Bacteria?

21 November 2018

Q. Will Liquinox kill and bacteria, yeast and molds in a nutritional food and beverage manufacturing facility? Has it been ISO 17025 lab and/or FDA approved or verified for this purpose? A. Alconox, Inc. detergents remove pathogens, but they do not kill them, and none of the detergents from Alconox have sporicidal properties. We do speak, in our technical bulletin about how, “Liquinox,  in concentrated form, will not support bacterial growth,” but we say this as a....

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