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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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What is an Inhibitory Residue Test?

Q. What is an inhibitory residue test? A. The inhibitory residue test is a test of suitability of glassware for microbiology testing. Read more….

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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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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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Pump

How to: Get Liquinox Pump Dispenser

Alconox will supply a Liquinox pump dispenser that meters out 1 ounce of liquid detergent at a time. Request yours.

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Critical Cleaning Challenge? There’s an App for that…

Have a critical cleaning challenge? There’s an App for that!! Alconox, Inc. the critical cleaning experts, launches its first ever application to put your cleaning needs and detergent selection information right at your fingertips.

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Liquinox for Environmental Sampling Equipment

Q. Bailers used to detect phosphate in surface water sampling gave positive readings in equipment blanks from a poorly rinsed phosphate containing detergent A.The US EPA standard operating procedures for sampling equipment cleaning say use “…a phosphate free laboratory grade detergent such as Liqui-nox…”

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Developing Sustainable Cleaning Processes

We applaud you for looking to employ sustainable, safe, clean, and reduced waste cleaning processes. The first step in evaluating the environmental health and safety of an aqueous cleaner is to secure the material safety data sheet and technical bulletins for the cleaners you plan to test or use, and to assemble as much information as you can about the soils you will be removing. A review of this information should disclose important environmental and health hazards as well as regulations.

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Residue Testing with pH Strips

Q. Can I use pH paper to confirm cleaning and rinsing of labware to comply with lab accreditation requirements?

A. If you are going to use pH strips to comply with lab accreditation requirements, you need to verify that your detergents are not interfering with the strips and papers. Detergents and surface active agents can interfere with some pH paper by causing a decrease of several pH units in reading. Please test any pH paper you intend to use …

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Cleaning with Minimal Insect Toxicity

Q. We are looking for cleaners that are minimally toxic or non-toxic to insects while effectively cleaning and removing biological debris, sugar, and pathogens.

A. Thank you for your request for a detergent that is minimally or non-toxic to insects. We regret to inform you that we do not have insect toxicity studies for our detergents. The mammalian and systemic toxicity information that we do have, however, shows that Liquinox® is very low in toxicity.

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