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Cleaning Endoscopes with Enzyme Cleaner

Learn how to clean endoscopes with an enzyme cleaner including shelf life monitoring tips to ensure active enzymes.

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Alconox for Floor Cleaning

Q. Need to know if Alconox is OK to use to clean floors. If not, why not?
A. Alconox can be used to clean floors. Typically you would use a mop and bucket with Alconox to clean floors. Make up a warm 1% solution of Alconox (10 g/L or 1.25 oz/gal) and use a mop dipped in the Alconox solution to clean the floor.

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Defining Free Rinsing Detergent

A non-free rinsing cleaner might contain fragrances that were designed to deposit and leave a fresh scent, or it might contain corrosion inhibitors that are designed to deposit and leave behind an anti-corrosion film.

Alconox, Inc, cleaners are free rinsing detergents and do not leave deposits on substrates after rinsing.

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Cleaning Denatured Proteins

We are looking to clean denatured proteins from our medical device along with baked-on desiccated blood that is not removed completely. Manual scraping removes the residual but is not acceptable. Need a cleaner that will dissolve all bio-matter. Cleaning process is to prepare device for autoclave sterilization.

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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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Organic Base of Citranox

Q. I have a laboratory technologist that has severe allergies to corn and citrus and their derivatives upon inhalation. Can you tell me what is the organic base of the citric acid in Citranox? A. Citric Acid in Citranox® and Citrajet® is produced through a fermentation process. A carbohydrate source, either dextrose derived from corn or sucrose from beet sugar or cane sugar is fermented to Citric Acid using Aspergillus niger. The fermentation is conducted . . .

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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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Does Tap Water Rinse as Well as Purified Water?

Q. Does tap water rinse as well as purified water? A. As far as detergency is concerned, tap water will rinse just as well as any purified water. Rinsing is a mass displacement mechanism and…

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Disposal of Alconox, Inc. Detergents

What is the proper way to dispose of your detergents? Detergent disposal in a proper manner is an integral part of a robust cleaning program regardless of scale or industry. Alconox, Inc. detergents are biodegradable….

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What is Critical Cleaning?

Q: What precisely is critical cleaning? How does it differ from “regular” cleaning? A: It refers to a very specific type of cleaning. It is where the cleaning itself impacts the value of the finished output from whatever residue/contaminant is being cleaned.

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