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Removing PFOS and PFOA from Lab Glassware

Q. We need to remove perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctyl sulfonate (PFOS) from laboratory glassware and stainless steel. Since they are inorganic residues, we’re using acidic cleaners, but are not finding them as effective as we expected. Any recommendations?
A. PFOS and PFOA are polar, anionic surfactants. They will best be cleaned by a high-emulsifying, anionic-surfactant-containing cleaner that can make mixed micelles to efficiently remove these residues from surfaces….

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Making detergent solution (1%) by weight or volume

Making detergent solution (1%) of powdered detergent such as Alconox or Tergazyme, you can make your solutions by weight or by volume.

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No Interference in Flavors and Fragrance

Q. Why are critical cleaners essential in flavor and fragrance industries? A. Many major flavor and fragrance companies use Alconox or Liquinox detergent to soak, scrub or sonicate their manufacturing equipment. The reason they use these detergents is that they are free of all flavors, fragrances, dyes, cationic biocides or disinfectants, and emollients that might leave residues. This way…

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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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Removing Silicone Oil from Polyimide Surfaces

Q. How do you remove silicone oil from polyimide surfaces during a lamination process (polyimide bonded to Inconel metal foils)? The oil is only contacting the polyimide. What can be used to clean this polyimide surface that will leave behind no residue?

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How to: Remove Residual Silicone Oils

Q. We are currently using a solvent and we want to switch to a safer product. Do you have a detergent that can assist in the removal of residue silicone oils that are left in medical device mold inserts manufactured using clear rubber material? We are currently using a solvent and we want to switch to a safer product, such as a water-based cleaner. Will Alconox detergent work as your web page says without ultrasonic?

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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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Replacing Hazardous Acids

Q: What can I use to replace hazardous acids below pH 1 cleaning?
A: Depending on exactly what you are using your acid cleaning to do, we may be able to help you.

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Comparing powder and liquid detergents

Q. We frequently use 55-gal drums of Liquinox to remediate gasoline contaminated soil and groundwater. We are not cleaning lab glassware. We inject it into the groundwater at hazardous waste sites to solubilize the globules of gasoline or other contaminants trapped in the porous spaces of the soil. I would like to know if it is cheaper to buy the powdered Alconox and dissolve it? Is there an equivalent unit of measure to evaluate the two?

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Monitoring Stability of Alconox Solution

Learn how to monitor stability of 1% Alconox Solution for proper storage.

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