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What to choose: acid vs alkaline cleaner?

Q:  What are the differences between an acid vs alkaline cleaner? A:  There are some key difference in choosing the right cleaner for your cleaning needs; the ph of a detergent is one dividing line. Acidic cleaners are commonly used to brighten or etch metals and are effective at removing any mineral deposits or oxidation […]

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Water Spots & Oil Removal: Pharma & Lab Glassware

Q. We see white water spots on cleaned and depyrogenated vials. Looks to be scale from the washer. Do you have a recommended cleaning agent for vial washing? Click to read the answer.

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Clouding Out in Citric Acid Passivation

Q. We are performing Citrajet® passivation using the procedure found in your cell phone app. When finished, there are circles of “oil” floating on the Citrajet® solution, even though our parts had no oil on them. Is this normal? A: What you are seeing is not oil, but low-foaming surfactant coming out of solution…..

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CIP

How much CIP detergent needed?

Q: We are starting a new bioprocessing facility where we will be cleaning stainless steel tanks via a Clean-In-Place sprayball system? How do I approximate how much detergent I will need? We are considering Alcojet or Solujet, follow by an acidic rinse with Citrajet. Is this a good plan? Any advice? A: A good rule of thumb for tis you need about….

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Cleaning Iron Residue in Lab Glassware (Fe+2 and Fe+3)

Q. Please provide advice on cleaning iron residues, Fe+2 and Fe+3, in lab glassware. We need to clean down to sub ppm levels.

A. The best iron salt removing detergent for manual cleaning of lab glassware is Citranox®. Citranox is a mild acid, high chelating detergent for high performance removal of…

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All About Rinse Aids

There are basically three kinds of rinse aids: Hydrophobic rinse aids that leave behind a residue, surfactants that wet surfaces and allow rinse water to sheet off a surface without leaving behind droplets, and acid rinses that dissolve insoluble alkaline salt residues.

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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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Residue-Free Glassware Cleaner for Lab Washer

Q. I am currently looking for a residue-free glassware cleaner to use in our new lab washer. We would like to make sure that residue is not left behind on our glassware after washing. This is a normal portable dish washer that is typically used in the home. Could you recommend a detergent for us to use?

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Biofilm

How to remove biofilm

To remove biofilms of thermophilic bacilli on stainless steel use a two-step process of Solujet alkaline cleaner followed by Citrajet acidic cleaner.

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Cleaning Residues with Acidic Cleaners

Q. What types of residues are best cleaned by acidic cleaners and does Alconox manufacture any acidic cleaners?
A. Amines, alkaloids, amphoteric proteins, starches, carbonates and bicarbonates, metal oxides, and insoluble hydroxides are generally best cleaned by acidic cleaners. Alconox manufactures two acidic cleaners. Learn More.

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