Cleaners for Medical Device Classes

15 September 2014

Q. What classes of medical devices are Alconox brand cleaners formulated to clean? A. Alconox brand cleaners are formulated to clean Class I, II, and III medical devices. For further information please visit the Medical Device Cleaning section of the Alconox website. According to www.fda.gov , the FDA classifies medical devices into three categories . . .

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Cleaning Brass with Citranox

12 September 2014

Q. What effect will Citranox have on brass? A. Citranox will brighten brass

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Cleaning Solar Panels with Minimal Water

12 September 2014

Q. How to clean installed solar panels using minimum amounts of water. A. For field cleaning of solar modules I recommend using Liquinox detergent. This is a concentrate that would be used at a 1% solution (1.25 oz/gal, or 10 mL/L). Liquinox is not harmful to discharge onto the ground in an agricultural setting.

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Meeting ICH Requirements

11 September 2014

The objective of ICH is to increase international harmonisation of technical requirements to ensure that safe, effective, and high quality medicines are developed and registered in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.

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Is Alconox detergent the same as Liquinox detergent?

10 September 2014

Q. Is the Alconox powder equivalent to the Liquinox liquid? If these are the same could you please provide me with some sort of documentation saying that Alconox is the powdered form of Liquinox and that they are interchangeable?

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Millar Instruments Micro-tip

08 September 2014

Q. Millar Instruments observed customers having field performance problems that were traced to inadequate cleaning. A. Millar Instruments now recommends the use of a 1% Alconox solution for manual cleaning with a swab in their maintenance procedures.

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Inhibitory Residue Test (IRT) Data

08 September 2014

Q. Are lot traceable Inhibitory Residue Test data available via the internet? A. Yes. Have the COA for the specific lot on hand, and visit ...

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Maximum Wash Temperature for Liquinox

06 September 2014

Q. What is the maximum wash temperature for Liquinox? At this maximum temperature is there an accelerated breakdown of detergent? A. Liquinox is heat stable all the way to boiling at standard temperature and pressure conditions. From a practical standpoint, there are some detergency mechanisms that begin to break down mechanistically as you approach boiling. Emulsions begin to become less stable as you approach within a couple degrees of boiling. If emulsifying is not a critical cleaning mechanism, this may not be relevant to you.

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Lowering the pH of Tergazyme

05 September 2014

Q. Can you lower the pH of Tergazyme using Citric acid or vinegar? A. Yes. To adjust the pH of a 1% Tergazyme solution from pH 9.5 to about pH 8.5 add 0.1 grams of 99% anhydrous citric acid for each 5 grams of Tergazyme.

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The Critical Micelle Concentration of detergent

04 September 2014

Q:  I’d like some guidance about determining the Critical Micelle Concentration of Liquinox and Citranox detergents, and some of the limiting factors in that determination. A:  Thank you for your question about the Critical Micelle Concentration (CMC) of surfactants in Liquinox® Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent and Citranox® Liquid Acid Cleaner and Detergent. A micelle is an aggregate of surfactant molecules  in […]

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