Clean-in-place (CIP) with Citrajet Detergent

19 October 2017

Q. Our pharmaceutical company is transferring product manufacture to a different one our facilities. We used a CIP cleaning process with Citrajet and are going to have to perform validation and verification tests again. What information do we need for our testing? Chemical properties might be helpful as well as the science on how this chemical works. We would also need information on disposal and the requirements for allowing this to flow to normal process drains. Any help you can provide is appreciated. A. Here are some key pieces of information you should find helpful, in addition to our SDS and technical bulletin downloads, when Cleaning in Place with Citrajet® Low Foaming Liquid Acid Cleaner.

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Is Liquinox Drain Safe?

10 October 2017

Q. In reviewing the SDS for Liquinox, we noticed that it says “Should not be released into the environment. Prevent from reaching drains, sewer or waterway.” How do you recommend we rinse components if Liquinox should not reach the drain? A. The section you mention in the SDS for Liquinox® Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent , 6.1, refers to untreated drains (i.e. the street) and other direct-to-environment pathways. The drains from labs, manufacturing plants and the like will have septic and/or treatment processes prior to the environment. In fact, we often...

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Cleaning Carbon Deposit Swirls On Alumina Parts

05 October 2017

Q. Our parts, made of 99.5% alumina, have carbon deposits that show up after our brazing process. We do not use a flux for our ceramic parts; we high-temp fire a moly/manganese painted paste onto the ceramic. The part is then sent out for nickel plating to prevent corrosion of the moly manganese metallization areas. The next step is our brazing. We are not seeing any spots on the parts before brazing, but as we continue through 5 brazing cycles and braze in a hydrogen/Nitrogen furnace with the cusil braze rings, we see black spots forming that show up as high-carbon deposits with the SEM data...

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Lab Test Tubes

Minimum Detergent Concentration?

02 October 2017

My question is related to a minimum detergent concentration.  We manually wash labware of all sizes in 0.3% Liquinox solution. We also pre-wash or pre-rinse the labware and control our parts load.  We rarely have failures. We want to change our protocol to extend the wash water use for one day instead of based on a numerical parts load.  Do you think a 0.3% Liquinox concentration is sufficient detergent capacity to go an entire day?

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Visit Alconox, Inc. at Healthcare Expo 2017

19 September 2017

Visit Alconox, Inc. at the Healthcare PACK EXPO in Las Vegas, September, 25-27, 2017. For comped expo admission, register by clicking here. Stop by Booth #N-445 to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for your critical cleaning applications, and detergent samples.  Our critical cleaning detergents remove an array of soils while leaving no interfering residue on healthcare, pharma and lab equipment.

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Removing Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)

13 September 2017

Is Alconox and/or Liquinox an effective detergent for rinsing and removing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from non-porous surfaces (such as excavation equipment)? We have a great deal of experience with remediating PCBs with both powdered and liquid concentrate detergent options.

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Alconox, Inc. at WESTEC 2017

05 September 2017

Visit Alconox, Inc. at WESTEC, September 12-14, 2017. Stop by Booth #2525 at the LA Convention Center to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for your critical cleaning applications, and detergent samples. Alconox, Inc. precision manufacturing cleaners make short work of stainless steel passivation applications, removal of mold release agent, and cleaning of cutting oil residue.

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Cold Cleaning

31 August 2017

Q: We are a large biotech and in an effort to go green with our cleaning, we are exploring cold cleaning (cleaning with cold water) using your detergents. A: Cold cleaning is a very reasonable approach for energy conservation, and in short, its effectiveness depends on the details of the application.

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hard water

Citrajet and Hard Water

31 August 2017

I work in a lab here in London, and we are washing lab glassware (molecular biology/bacteria) with a standard home dishwasher. We do not have access to distilled water for rinsing, and our water is very hard. Will Citrajet be okay under those conditions? Also, do you have a distributor for Citrajet in the UK?

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Influences on Cleaning Validation

28 August 2017

Alconox Inc.’s Director of Technical Marketing and Commercial Development, Michael Moussourakis, sat down at the Oral Solid Dosage Symposium 2017 with Pharma’s Almanac TV’s, Mark Allen, to discuss how globalization is influencing the latest trends on cleaning validation. Click here to watch the video and hear how the growing market for CDMO Cleaning Validation training, and the opportunities in cleaning non-critical single use technology.

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