Thin tube cleaning

24 October 2014

Q. How can I use Citranox to clean thin tubes or needles? A. To clean thin tubes, the best thing is to get cleaning solution flowing through the tubes. If you want to simultaneously clean the inside and outside of the tube, you need to flow solution through the tube under immersion. Learn More.

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Industrial Laser Chiller Cleaning

23 October 2014

Q. Chillers get scale build-up that reduce their heat transfer efficiency, thereby reducing their chiller performance. In particular industrial lasers need good chiller performance. Therefore, use a 2% Citranox or Citrajet solution to remove calcium scale build-up. Be sure a 100 micron filter of adequate flow rating is installed in the coolant path. Be sure no galvanized pipe is in the system. Learn More.

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pH of a 1% Alconox Solution

22 October 2014

Q. What is the pH of a 1% solution of Alconox for cleaning? A. A 1% solution of Alconox has a pH of 9.5. This is a mild alkaline solution suitable for general purpose cleaning of a wide range of organic and inorganic residues. The pH of a 1% Alconox solution and other technical information can be found on an Alconox technical bulletin and Material Data Safety Sheet (alconox msds).

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Recommended Liquinox cleaning temperature

22 October 2014

Q: We use your product to clean residual contamination off the surface of mixed metal boards. We are currently using 1% Liquinox in DI water at 50°C. Can you please comment on Alconox’s recommendation for a cleaning temperature? Is 50°C recommended or is another temperature preferred? A: There is nothing wrong with cleaning at 50 […]

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Labware Cleaning: Pre-soaking Pipettes

21 October 2014

Q. Why is it important to pre-soak pipettes in 1% Alconox or Liquinox before washing in pipette siphon washer with Alcotabs? A. The most common problem in pipette cleaning is residues that dry on after use and prior to cleaning. This problem is attributed to the failure to pre-soak the pipettes immediately after use. Our technical experts at Alconox recommend placing soiled pipettes in 1% Alconox or Liquinox solution immediately. Learn More.

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Tergazyme to Reduce Allergen Cross Contamination

20 October 2014

Q. Are there any benefits in using Tergazyme to reduce the risk of allergen cross contamination? As you know, allergens are proteins, so under what conditions might the protease in Tergazyme denature allergen proteins to reduce the risk of an allergic reaction. A. Yes. Tergazyme contains a serine endopeptidase protease that will lyse proteins and change their tertiary structure in a way that can reduce their allergenic nature.

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Triclosan and Triclocarban contamination

17 October 2014

Q. We are experiencing contamination issues with both triclosan and triclocarban with our LC/MS/MS instrument. We need to determine if either of these compounds are a component of Liquinox or Detojet

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Washing Temperature for Alcojet

16 October 2014

Q. What is the lowest recommended washing temperature for Alcojet to guarantee full dissolving? A. Alcojet can dissolve at ambient temperatures, but Alcojet dissolves faster in hot water. The recommended concentration of 1% Alcojet (10 g/L or 1.25 oz/gal) will dissolve within 10 minutes at 20 deg C when dosed in a dispersing manner that does not allow the Alcojet to clump together when dosed in water to form hydrated cements that are very slow dissolving.

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Alconox Detergents

Sporicidal Properties in Alconox Cleaners

16 October 2014

Q. Do you have a product/detergent that has a sporicidal properties? A. Alconox detergents remove pathogens, they do not kill them. None of the detergents from Alconox, Inc. have sporicidal properties.

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Aqueous Cleaning Handbook

Forward to the Aqueous Cleaning Handbook

15 October 2014

Q. Who wrote the forward of The Aqueous Cleaning Handbook? A. The forward of The Aqueous Cleaning Handbook was written by Dr. Carole LeBlanc of the Toxics Use Reduction Institute at the University of Massachusetts . . .

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