Ultrasonic Cleaning of Plastic Implants

16 April 2014

Q. After machining plastic implants, what is the recommendation for an in process cleaning using a small ultrasonic tank? A. The recommendation would be to use 1% Liquinox (a mild alkaline, emulsifying and dispersing cleaner) at a temperature well within the temperature tolerance of the plastic.

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Citranox Corrosion for Photovoltaic Application

16 April 2014

Q. We use Citranox for cleaning glass coated with tin oxide. We use the cleaned glass to deposit thin film CdS/CdTe photovoltaic devices. We use your citranox detergent and use a stainless steel ultrasonic cleaner. Is there a concern that the citranox could corrode stainless and deposit metallic ions on the glass surface? Which can be detrimental to the semiconductor films of the photovoltaic devices? Should we use a PTFE ultrasonic cleaner?

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Using a Miele Washer

16 April 2014

Q. I was curious if Solujet and Liquinox are interchangeable? We are a medical device company that currently uses Liquinox to wash glassware by hand, but recently got a Miele glassware washer and want to use an Alconox product in it. A. Solujet will give comparable cleaning performance in a Miele washer to manual cleaning with Liquinox.

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Using a Conductivity Controller in a Washer

16 April 2014

Q. How does a conductivity controller regulate a dosing pump in a machine washer? A. A conductivity probe would need to be set up in the sump of a machine washer. The conductivity recorded is sent to the conductivity controller that regulates the pump (usually a peristaltic pump) that dispenses the detergent into the sump. The pump dispenses until the correct conductivity is reached for the desired concentration. Typically a concentration of 0.5% or 0.1% detergent is desired.

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Alcojet for Glassware Washer

16 April 2014

Q. I am in the process of developing an IQ/OQ/PQ protocol for a new glassware washer. Alcojet was recommended. I have a couple of questions about the amount of powder to use in the detergent door.

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Alconox for Floor Cleaning

16 April 2014

Q. Need to know if Alconox is OK to use to clean floors. If not, why not? A. Alconox can be used to clean floors!

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Advantages of Properly Cleaned Glass Substrates

16 April 2014

Q. I have previously worked on CdTe solar cells in academia and DSC in industry and currently work with industry on collaborative R&D projects across materials science. I would like further information on the advantages of properly cleaned/prepared glass substrates and it's effects of module/cell performance.

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Removing Latex from Optical Cuvette

16 April 2014

Q: How do I remove latex particles from an optical cuvette. A: We recommend you use a warm 1% Alconox detergent followed by a warm water rinse to clean the optical cuvettes.

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Glassware Cleaning: Manual vs. Dishwasher

16 April 2014

Q: Is Manual or Dishwasher cleaning better for glassware? A: Depends on how we define better.

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DI Water Wettability

Aqueous Cleaning Environmental and Safety Issues

15 April 2014

Q. What are the environmental health and safety issues that need to be considered when developing an aqueous cleaning process? A. Aqueous cleaners, by definition, use water for cleaning and rinsing. This has both advantages and disadvantages.

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