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Laboratory Cleaning: Removing Petrolatum and Wax

Which Alconox Inc. product do you recommend for removing petrolatum and paraffin from stainless steel, glassware, and plastics? We will be washing utensils and equipment by hand in the lab.

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Cleaning Proteins: pH and Temperature

We run our caustic cleaning at pH 10-10.5. However, the specifications say the nominal pH of a 1% Tergazyme solution is 9.5 Are we compromising cleaning proteins / enzyme performance by using the higher pH and running as part of a caustic cycle? Can we run it at 110F or should we be lower?

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Laboratory Cleaning: Eliminating Residual Nitrogen

If your concern is residual nitrogen interfering with analysis, we recommend Liquinox® Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent. Liquinox is phosphate-free and is completely free-rinsing.

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Art and Other Sensitive Glass Cleaning

Q: I am trying to clean a glass hookah with Detonox detergent as you have recommended. Is there anything I should know? I’ve heard sometimes it can etch?

A: Thank you for checking, and the answer is yes. Any glass-liquid-air mixture is susceptible to forming an etch at the meniscus

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Going Green with Cold Cleaning

Q: We are a large biotech and in an effort to go green with our cleaning, we are exploring cold cleaning (cleaning with cold water) using your detergents. A: Cold cleaning is a very reasonable approach for energy conservation, and in short, its effectiveness depends on the details of the application.

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Non Hazardous Replacement for N-Propyl Bromide

Q: What can we do to replace n-propyl bromide? We are cleaning grease and oil from stainless steel. We had heard Citranox might do the job well.
A: The compound n-propyl bromide is often used in vapor degreasing and is considered to be associated with some serious health risks and is hazardous. We would certainly recommend you switch to a drain-safe, biodegradable, aqueous detergents.

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alnochromix

What is Alnochromix?

Q: I understand that Nochromix is no longer available and I am to contact Alconox Inc. for a replacement?

A: That is correct. Alconox Inc. bought the formula to NOCHROMIX® cleaner and is manufacturing the identical product under the name ALNOCHROMIX™
oxidizing additive to sulfuric acid for glassware cleaning.

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Are there any PFAS, PFOA, or PFOS in Alconox Inc. Critical Cleaners?

Q. Is there any PFOA or PFOS in any Alconox cleaner?
A. PFOA and PFOS are perfluoro-octanoic acid and perfluoro-octane sulfonate. None of the Alconox, Inc brand cleaners contains PFOA or PFOS ingredients.

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Choosing Temperature for Ultrasonic Parts Cleaning

Q. How to determine appropriate temperature to clean parts with ultrasonic cleaner?

A. In general, every 10 deg C you go up in temperature doubles the cleaning speed. The faster you want to clean the hotter you should get.

There is a theoretical optimal ultrasonic cavitation temperature at around 70 deg C depending on the exact concentration of detergent. Even though in theory cavitation…

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Visual Inspection

Cleaning Visual Inspection

Q: I work for a medical device company where we make machined parts. I’m interested in finding a supplemental visual inspection tool that will aid in inspecting the surface of a part after being cleaned. A: We would recommend getting…..

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