How Much Detergent Solution Is Needed?

29 June 2015

How do I know how much detergent to buy? I'm looking to remove grime and environmental particulates from the floor using a mop, scrubber, and/or power washer. We have a 50,000 sq ft warehouse that is concrete and some aluminum diamond plate.

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Laboratory Cleaning: Waterbath Cleansing Agent

17 June 2015

Q. I am searching for waterbath cleansing agent. We only do our maintenance twice a year, so, we need something on a smaller scale. We are preventing expired reagents. What do you recommend? A. Our smallest size waterbath cleansing agent is Liquinox in a 1 quart bottle. This has a 2-year-from-date-of-manufacture shelf life and can have a 1-year-shelf-life extension on request. You can find this in our catalog as number 1232. One quart will make 25 gallons...

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Alconox Powder Vs. Alcotabs Detergent

15 June 2015

Alcotabs® Tablet Pipet Detergent is a tablet that is designed to effervesce and give time release flotation and detergent cleaning in a siphon pipet washer. Alcotabs detergent dissolve to a pH near 7, starting out acidic and the pH rises as the effervescence slows down and eventually stops. The tablets contain anionic surfactants, phosphates, carbonates and organic acids.

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Detecting Residue in Cleaning Validation

15 June 2015

When beginning cleaning validation, a company must identify the residues to be tested and then select the best detection method. Alconox Inc. is here to help. We provide validation service support and we also provide technical support via Free Downloadable Whitepaper. Here is an excerpt about Identifying Residue and Selecting a Detection Method.

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See you at ACHEMA 2015, Germany

11 June 2015

Join us in Frankfurt, Germany, on June 15-19, at the Messe Frankfurt Convention Centre for ACHEMA 2015. Alconox Inc. is at the Agora Pavillion B9. Come visit our booth to receive our unique Alconox gifts, expert technical support for critical cleaning applications and detergent samples. Hope to see you there!

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Validation Via Worst Case Matrix

11 June 2015

Simplify Validation Using a Worst Case Matrix To simplify validations, it is recommended that a matrix of worst case equipment to clean and worst case residues to remove be created. Start by first assembling an equipment matrix and residue matrix that defines all shared and dedicated equipment with what residues they are exposed to. By conducting testing, it is possible to identify and document a “worst case”, for the most difficult to clean equipment and residues.

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Alconox at MD&M East, NYC

05 June 2015

Join us in New York, New York, on June 9-11, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center for MD&M East 2015. Alconox Inc. is at Booth #1249. You can get free expo hall admission by Clicking HERE and using the code, JOINUS. Come visit our booth to receive our unique Alconox gifts, expert technical support for critical cleaning applications and detergent samples.

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Cleaning Proteins from Commercial Kitchen Equipment

26 May 2015

When cleaning stationary equipment exposed to raw or cooked proteins, clean with Tergazyme® using the following method: Make a fresh solution of Tergazyme® using 2/3 cup in 4 gallons of warm water (See Table 2). For effective cleaning only use warm water, NOT hot water, to avoid having the hot water degrade the enzyme. Tergazyme® solution should be ...

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Cleaning Beer Filters

20 May 2015

Q. We’re looking for a beer filtration system cleaner that will effectively remove beta-glucan build up. What do you recommend? A. Tergazyme® is used to clean plate and frame filters that are used in filtering beer.  Use a warm 0.5% Tergazyme® solution (5 g/L)  to soak the filters followed by a potable water rinse.  The […]

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Cleaning Carbide Inserts & Bits

18 May 2015

Q. I would like to talk with someone about a process for measuring cleanliness of carbide inserts and drill bits prior to coating. A. We typically recommend cleaning carbide inserts and bits using a warm, but not hot 1% solution of Alconox® detergent (10 g/L or 1.25 oz/gal) followed by a cooler ambient temperature rinse and very prompt water removing drying -- wipe, blow off, centifuge, dip in alcohol or water displacing fluid or oil.

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