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Why “No Phosphates” for Medical Instrument Cleaning?

Q: Why do some medical instrument makers caution against cleaning with phosphate cleaners? A: This derives from fear of Tri Sodium Phoshpate (TSP) cleaners that can have a pH of 12 in a 1% solution, which OSHA, for example, would define as corrosive, meaning…

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Taps and Pumps for 55 Gallon Detergent Drum

We are interested in purchasing a 55 gallon drum of Liquinox®, but first need to know the threaded cap dimension of the drum to choose our tap and pump mechanism. Do you have a tap available for this cap?

A: There are two openings on the 55 gallon drum…

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No Liquinox Algae Bloom

Q: Will Liquinox cause algae bloom? A: No. Liquinox will not cause algae bloom. Here’s why. There are several important factors concerning discharge of spent cleaning solutions into the environment: biodegradability, aquatic toxicity and eutrophication acceleration. Algae blooms relate specifically to eutrophication.

The primary source of eutrophication is…

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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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Re-cleaning Medical Device Vendor Parts

Q. Current procedure calls for an ultrasonic bath at 69C for 20 mins with Liquinox® and DI water. Then calls for another such DI bath at 69C with NO detergent for 20 mins. Then a 1 min DI water flushing. Is Liquinox appropriate? When I clean the parts, they have already been cleaned by vendor in the exact same manner, essentially I re-clean them. Is this overkill?

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Cleaning Solar Panels with Minimal Water

Q. How to clean installed solar panels using minimum amounts of water.

A. For field cleaning of solar modules I recommend using Liquinox detergent. This is a concentrate that would be used at a 1% solution (1.25 oz/gal, or 10 mL/L). Liquinox is not harmful to discharge onto the ground in an agricultural setting.

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Cleaners for Water Labs w/ Heavy Metals

What cleaner can water labs that need to work in the ppb or ppt for heavy metals use? The key is both a proper, free-rinsing, critical cleaning detergent and proper rinsing/drying.

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Cleaning Veterinary Equipment

Q. What do you recommend for cleaning veterinary equipment? Our insemination equipment needs to be free of all interfering residues.
A. Manual cleaning with Liquinox® will provide a clean, residue-free surface prior to sterilization for this sensitive equipment. All of our recommended veterinary detergents are also used in the human healthcare industry.

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Improving DI Water Wettability

Q. We are looking for a low concentration surfactant to improve DI water wetting to polycarbonate and stainless steel during an aerated flushing operation for removal of sub-micron surface particles. Our parts are cleaned before assembly – we need to improve a DI-water flushing operation that is meant to remove sub-micron sized surface particulate from inside an assembled gas path (tube). How can we improve wettability of DI water?

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Clean Salicylic Acid Lotions From Equipment

Q. What can be used to manually clean salicylic acid lotions, creams, emulsions from manufacturing equipment?
A. In general salicylic acid is best cleaned by sodium phosphate or alkali citrate salt containing cleaners. Lotions and creams are often best cleaned by high alkaline cleaners.

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