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See You at MD&M Minneapolis 2019

Visit Alconox Inc. at MD&M Minneapolis 2019, at the Minneapolis Convention Center, October 23-24. Stop by Booth 1842 to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for your critical cleaning applications, and detergent samples.

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Advanced Cleaning Mechanisms: The Last to Rinse

Q. What does “detergent is the last to leave the equipment surface” after rinsing mean? This seems like a broad statement, can it be supported by literature/documentation?
A. The only source of “detergent last to rinse” that I am aware of is based on the physical behavior of surface active agents and the interchangeable use of the word detergent and surfactant in common usage. More properly you should say the surfactant is the last to rinse. Learn More about Surfactant.

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Alconox detergents

Shelf Life of Opened Detergent Concentrate

Q. What is the shelf life of the Liquinox concentrate? A. Liquinox conforms to its 2 year shelf life under typical laboratory storage conditions…

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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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Clean in Place “Hacks” for Water Spots

A: A two-step cycle with a base followed by an acid, whether it be CIP cleaning or in a large scale liquid dispensing system washer, is a robust and, when needed, is a recommended process. Water spots typically occur because of two main mechanisms….

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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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Cleaning Stressed Polycarbonate

Q. In the past you have recommended a specific detergent type detergent for our sensitive plastics (stressed polycarbonate), mentioning that it does not have a surfactant. Can you elaborate for us why?

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Types of Surfactants

Types of Surfactants

Q. What are the different types of surfactants? A. Anionic surfactants, Nonionic surfactants, Cationic surfactants, Amphoteric surfactants.

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What is a Surfactant?

Q. What is a surfactant? A. Surfactant is short for “surface active agent,” it is an organic molecule with a hydrophobic (water-hating/oil-loving) end and a hydrophilic (water-loving) end.

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