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Radioisotopes

Reactor Cavity Decontamination

Q. What cleaner does Alconox recommend for the decontamination of nuclear reactor cavities and related equipment?
A. Alconox recommends Detergent 8, a non-ionic, phosphate-free homogeneous blend of an alkanolamine, glycol ethers and an alkoxylated fatty alcohol for decontaminating nuclear reactors and related equipment including pipes, tools, and protective equipment.

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Removing RMA Solder Flux

Q. We need to remove RMA solder flux on indium/lead soldered subassemblies. Most aqueous cleaners attack this solder. A. According to the Materials H

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One Detergent for Mold Release and Circuit Board Cleaning?

Q: What types of Alconox, Inc. detergent would I use to clean a mold release agent? As an aside, is there any chance I could use the same detergent to also clean copper traces off a printed circuit board?

A: Yes! You may indeed be able to use one detergent in both these cleaning applications. But it will only work if the copper is not in the form of an oxide. Here’s why.

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Cleaning Adhesive Residues off Medical Devices

Q: We are looking for recommendations on how to remove adhesive residue left on medical devices after pulling off labels or tape. A. We are aware of many other customers using Detergent 8 to successfully remove different kinds of tough adhesive residues. We suggest using…

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ec 648/2004

What Alconox brands are EC 648/2004 compliant?

Q. What Alconox brands are EC 648/2004 compliant?
A. Alconox, Alcotabs, Citrajet, Detojet, Tergajet, Tergazyme. For more information about any one of our Alconox Cleaners, consult the specific technical bulletin for each product HERE. Or click here to access each of our detergent’s Material Data Safety Sheets. You can also request a free sample by completing the questionnaire at Get Sample.

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Radioisotopes

Cleaning Radioactive Containment Surfaces

Q. I need to clean radioactive nuclear power plant containment surfaces and equipment. Wondering what cleaning reference documents you may have.

A. Contact Alconox Inc. technical support for the Detergent 8® nuclear power trace analysis certificate. It documents that Detergent 8® does not exceed acceptable limits for halides, chlorides, soft metals and other ingredients that might have the long-term potential to degrade the stainless steel and other sensitive components used in the nuclear power plant.

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Chelate Free Detergent

Q. We need a chelate-free detergent to avoid dissolved copper in our waste stream.

A. The only such product we make is Detergent 8. Note that Detergent 8 is a corrosive liquid and must be handled with appropriate personal protective equipment. Detergent 8 will attack aluminum and darken copper, forming copper oxide. Detergent 8 will not chelate copper.

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Combining Aqueous Detergents

Q. We are currently cleaning using 3% Detergent 8, 2% Citranox and 2% Liquinox in separate wash cycles with rinse cycles after each wash cycle. Would there be any issues if I combined the three detergents (using the same concentrations) into one wash cycle?
A. We do not recommend combining detergents. These detergents have different cleaning mechanisms . . . Read More.

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Detergent 8 vs. Alconox

Q. What are some differences between using Alconox or using Detergent 8 to remove oily residues from stainless steel?
A. Detergent 8 is slightly better at removing oily organic residues, natural ester oils and rosins. However, Alconox is better on particulates and inorganic residues than Detergent 8. Alconox is also effective on …

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Cleaning Semiconductor Equipment

Q. We’re getting some residue from foaming of detergent on our semiconductor handling equipment.
A. To clean semiconductor handling equipment in electronics, use a warm 3% Detergent 8 (30 mL/L) solution followed by a deionized water rinse to clean the equipment. Detergent 8 is free of any metal ion ingredients such as sodium that can dope a semiconductor.

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