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Choosing Temperature for Ultrasonic Parts Cleaning

Q. How to determine appropriate temperature to clean parts with ultrasonic cleaner?

A. In general, every 10 deg C you go up in temperature doubles the cleaning speed. The faster you want to clean the hotter you should get.

There is a theoretical optimal ultrasonic cavitation temperature at around 70 deg C depending on the exact concentration of detergent. Even though in theory cavitation…

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Cleaning Zinc Plated Metal Parts

Q. We would like to verify compatibility of zinc plated metal parts with Alconox. A. Zinc plated metal parts can be cleaned with Alconox detergent. Depending on the metal and whether there is any defect in the zinc plate coating, you can get galvanic reactions between the zinc and the underlying metal because…

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Diamond Jewelry

Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner

What cleaner is recommended for cleaning jewelry? Needless to say, jewelry looks its best when it is clean and can sparkle with its full intended brilliance. Jewelry cleaning occurs during manufacturing, prior to display in retail settings, and at home by consumers who want the best from their jewelry.

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Alconox, Inc. Website

New Alconox.com Website

Alconox, Inc. proudly presents its new website. At Alconox.com you will be able access…..

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Removing Aluminum Machine Lines

Q. We are sanding the forged aluminium wheels by 600 grit sanding papers before polishing to remove the machining lines. It takes too much time and manpower. Now we are looking eliminate sanding completely. If you have any solutions please write us back. A.

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Documentation for Glassware Cleaner

Q. I need some documentation for Alconox stating why it is appropriate to use on cleaning glassware.
A. To document which Alconox, Inc. detergents are appropriate to use for cleaning glassware, you can get a copy of a technical bulletin. The technical bulletin will have a “used to clean” section on page 1.

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Poor Fingerprint Removal

Q. I am getting foaming and poor finger print removal I have examined Detergent 8 and Liquinox. Do you have other suggestions? A. Both Liquinox and Detergent 8 can effectively remove fingerprint residues. Unless you otherwise have a need for an ion-free detergent because you are cleaning off electronic or semiconductor ion sensitive substrates, I would recommend using Liquinox because it is more economical. Note that sometimes on polished metal surfaces or other …

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Remove Biofouling from Ultrafilters

Remove Biofouling from Ultrafilters

Q. We are a waste treatment plant with an in-house ultrafiltration system. We keep experiencing rapid fouling of our filters causing an excessive need to take the system out of service for cleaning. We suspect that microbes are growing inside the system and rapidly clogging the pores of the filter. We have tried hot NaOH flushes and we see little to no improvement on the filter permeability and very poor permeability recovery.

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Critical Cleaning Challenge? There’s an App for that…

Have a critical cleaning challenge? There’s an App for that!! Alconox, Inc. the critical cleaning experts, launches its first ever application to put your cleaning needs and detergent selection information right at your fingertips.

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Addition of Acid Rinse to Wash Cycle

We have a glass wash machine and use Alcojet for it. We would like to know if you need to include a neutralizing agent like Citrajet as part of the wash cycle (acid rinse)? Alcojet® Low Foaming Powdered Detergent is what we would call free-rinsing, meaning it rinses completely away with water without rinse aids.

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