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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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Alconox Inc. EHS Policy Statement

Alconox Inc. understands that, as suppliers of chemical products, we have a responsibility to protect the health, and safety of our employees, customers and environment. In support of this, we are committed to conducting business in a safe and environmentally beneficial manner that promotes the health of our employees, customers, community and to high standards of Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) performance.

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Water Spots on Medical Devices After Washer Cleaning

Q. We are washing stainless medical devices in a washer and are getting water spots. We are using Solujet and Citrajet. What’s causing this problem?

A. Water spots typically occur because of two main reasons: the orientation of the parts in the washer is trapping dirty wash water and/or detergent dosing is insufficient.

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CIP

Static and Dynamic Spray Balls for Clean in Place

Q. What are the differences between Static and Dynamic spray balls in CIP machines? A. The typical considerations in using either static or dynamic spray balls in CIP (clean-in-place) are that….

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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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Residual Chlorine on Printed Circuit Boards

Q. We have found chlorine present on our printed circuit boards after ultrasonic cleaning and distilled water rinse.  As ultrasonic cleaning detergent, we’re using either Liquinox or Detergent 8, but are unsure which one was used on affected boards.  Could either be contributing to this issue?

A. It’s highly unlikely that either detergent, or your cleaning process, is the source of the chlorine residue.  The cleaning process you described, if using detergent at recommended dilution levels, should successfully remove flux and process residues.  

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Replacing Isopropyl Alcohol in Pharmaceutical Cleaning

Q. I’ve been told that we should no longer use isopropyl alcohol for cleaning our pharmaceutical equipment. What should we use instead?

A. In pharmaceutical cleaning applications, isopropyl alcohol (IPA) is less than ideal. Alcohol will clean residues which are soluble in alcohol, but that is a limited range.  Using critical cleaning, aqueous detergents are a far more robust and will allow for more effective cleaning processes.

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Tergazyme

Tergazyme Solution Shelf Life

Q. Do you have any suggestions about the shelf life of 1% Tergazyme solution?

A. Tergazyme solutions should be used within 8 hours of dissolving the powdered Tergazyme detergent in water. As dry powder, Tergazyme has excellent stability with a shelf life of 2 years from date of manufacture.

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