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Bleach with Detergents for Disinfection?

Adding bleach to Alconox and Liquinox detergents can be done to enhance the disinfecting and oxidizing properties of these cleaners. Adding oxidizing does bring one more cleaning mechanism to the cleaning process which can be helpful if you are trying to clean dyes, pigments, heavy burned on organic residues and other residues that are labile to oxidation. You can get some disinfection, but as we will explain, you need to clean a surface first before you disinfect.

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Cleaning Aluminum without Corrosion

Q. How is galvanic corrosion prevented when cleaning aluminum?

A. Aluminum is an active metal that is somewhat high on the “anodic index” of the galvanic series. If aluminum is cleaned with other metals present, you can create a battery and get galvanic corrosion. Aluminum should not be cleaned in the presence of metals that are significantly higher or lower on the anodic series; higher on the anodic scale such as zinc, magnesium or beryllium metals and lower on the anodic scale such as tin, brass, bronze, copper, silver, nickel and rhodium.

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Cleaning Aluminum with Alconox

Q. Which Alconox cleaners can be used on Aluminum?

A. The Alconox brand cleaners recommended for cleaning aluminum are Alconox, Liquinox, Tergazyme, Alcojet, Alcotabs, Detojet, Citranox, Luminox, Citrajet, Solujet and Tergajet. Detergent 8 is not recommended for cleaning aluminum. Aluminum forms a natural passive layer in air that allows it to be successfully cleaned without adverse reactions with cleaner. A passive layer forms in under an hour, provided there is no oily film present. Once the passive layer is formed, the recommended Alconox brand cleaners can be used to clean the aluminum at concentrations of less than 5% at 90 deg C or less for up to one hour.

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Pipet Cleaning with Alcotabs

Q. Lab pipets will not deliver and measure accurately or they may contaminate reagents if they are not cleaned. Their narrow tubular shape is difficult to clean.
A. Use a siphon pipet rinser with Alcotabs …

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Alkylphenol Ethoxylates and Phosphates

Wondering about alkylphenol ethoxylates & phosphates? Download certificates of analysis, technical bulletins, & MSDS for all Alconox Critical Cleaning Detergents.

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Low and Non Volatile Organic Compound VOC Cleaners

Q. To comply with air quality requlations, the use of low volatile cleaning compounds is often required. How much volatile organic compounds (VOC) are in Alconox cleaners? A. The use of aqueous cleaners

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What Detergent for Biochemistry Lab Cleaning?

Q. What cleaners are recommended for general biochemistry laboratory? A. We recommend different Alconox detergents depending on the lab cleaning being performed. Liquinox for soak cleaning & pipets, Tergazyme for tissue/blood…

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Shelf life of Alcotabs

Q. What is the shelf life of Alcotabs? A. The shelf life of ALCOTABS?
A. The shelf life of ALCOTABS Tablet Pipet Detergent (Mfr. Cat. Nos. 1500-1, 1500) has been increased to 1095 days.

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TOC Analysis of Alcojet and Citrajet

Q. How much Total Organic Carbon (TOC) is in Alcojet and Citrajet? A. Click for details on Alcojet and Citrajet TOC analysis . . .

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Lab Accreditation

There are several instances where the use of cleaners can impact accreditation of your laboratory. One is to pass inspections by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Another is water testing labs that must meet State accreditation standards.

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