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Remove Algae from Chiller System

Q. What is best product to remove algae from water chiller system?

A. It’s important to prevent deposits and clogs and maintain your chiller tubes according to the manufacturer’s directions. This will help them operate reliably and efficiently. To remove organic material and accomplish descaling, we recommend an acidic cleaner.

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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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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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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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Determining Optimum Detergency for Liquinox

How do you determine optimum detergency for Liquinox detergent? As a general statement, optimum detergency is reached at a 1-2% concentration (optimum defined as amount of soil removed per unit of detergent used). Maximum detergency is typically reached at a…

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Eurasian Minnows aquatic toxicity

Determining Aquatic Toxicity

Alconox® Powdered Precision Cleaner, Liquinox® Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent, Tergazyme® Enzyme-Active Powdered Detergent, Citranox® Liquid Acid Cleaner and Detergent, and Alcotabs® Tablet Pipet Detergent all contain roughly 5-20% sodium dodecylbenzene sulfonate surfactant. The aquatic toxicity is derived from the surfactant. This surfactant is sodium dodecylbenzene sulfonate.

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Clean Fingerprints off Optics with Ground Glass Barrels

Q. We are trying to clean fingerprints off optics with ground glass barrels. Liquinox® does not get the fingerprints off of the glass entirely. Why is that? What would you recommend instead and are your detergents safe for cleaning dielectrically coated optics?

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High Vacuum Silicon Removal from Titanium

Q. I have two questions. 1) How does Titanium react with Alconox®? And 2) How does Liquinox® clean Silicon Oils? If possible, I would like to have one type of cleaning solution. If not possible, then we will us what is necessary. We clean 304 STL, OFHC Copper, Alumina Ceramic, & Titanium. All will be cleaned for ultra high vacuum service like the rest of our parts.

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Cleaning Glass Well Plates for In Vitro Fertilization

Q. What detergent is suitable for washing glass well plates used to manipulate gametes and embryos for in vitro fertilization or conception? A. For successful in vitro fertilization, clean equipment is required.  Interfering residues can render conception unsuccessful. The book “Micromanipulation in Assisted Conception” (Flemming, S. and King, R.; Cambridge University Press, 2003, 25) recommends […]

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Cleaning for Tissue Culture Work

Q. I am doing tissue culture and having problems reliably growing cultures. I was told it may be my cleaning procedure. Can you help?

A. Clean interference-free glassware is necessary for successful tissue culture work. Upon consulting “Essential Procedures for Clinical Microbiology,” (Isenberg, H;: U of Michigan, ASM Press, 1998, 532) it was found…

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