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 like those we provide at Alconox Inc.!

While Citranox Liquid Acid Cleaner and Detergent will be able to do the job, we would recommend Alconox® Powdered Precision Cleaner and Liquinox® Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent, depending on your preference for a powered or liquid concentrate, respectively.  We would recommend warm 1-2% concentrations, followed by a thorough rinse. These alkaline based detergents will have the ability to more thoroughly remove and emulsify organic and oily residues you are currently tackling with the hazardous alternative.

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