Cleaning Glass Between Salt Tests

Q. What do you recommend for cleaning glass equipment between salt tests? We are removing inorganic salt residue.

A. There are many kinds of salt tests, such as corrosion, resistance, conductivity or solubility. When removing inorganic salt residue from a glass substrate, such as sodium chloride, calcium chloride, calcium carbonate or magnesium carbonate, we recommend using a warm 2% Citranox® Liquid Acid Cleaner and Detergent solution (2.5 oz/gal or 20 mL/L) followed by a thorough, ideally deionized, water rinse.

Citranox detergent is a mild acidic detergent designed for the removal of inorganic substances including salts and oxides, and other acid labile residues.  It is specified for manual cleaning operations including scrubbing, soaking and sonication.  For salt test cleaning in a washer or with high pressure spray systems, Citrajet® Low-Foam Liquid Acid Cleaner/Rinse  can be used.  Citrajet detergent therefore also serves as an excellent rinse aid.

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