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CPAP Mask Manual Cleaning

04 April 2017

Q. What do you recommend for cleaning of CPAP masks manually? A. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) masks have become a very widely used at home medical device.  Many companies specialize in cleaning and reprocessing these masks. We would recommend Tergazyme® Enzyme-Active Powdered Detergent. It is an anionic, widely available and potent emulsifier of organic […]

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Choosing Temperature for Ultrasonic Parts Cleaning

22 March 2017

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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Cleaning Zinc Plated Metal Parts

19 March 2017

Q. We would like to verify compatibility of zinc plated metal parts with Alconox. A. Zinc plated metal parts can be cleaned with Alconox detergent. Depending on the metal and whether there is any defect in the zinc plate coating, you can get galvanic reactions between the zinc and the underlying metal because...

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Re-cleaning Medical Device Vendor Parts

10 March 2017

Q. Current procedure calls for an ultrasonic bath at 69C for 20 mins with Liquinox® and DI water. Then calls for another such DI bath at 69C with NO detergent for 20 mins. Then a 1 min DI water flushing. Is Liquinox appropriate? When I clean the parts, they have already been cleaned by vendor in the exact same manner, essentially I re-clean them. Is this overkill?

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Come See Alconox, Inc. at INTERPHEX 2017

09 March 2017

Join us in NY, NY on March 21-23, 2017 for INTERPHEX -- the premier pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device development and manufacturing show. Come visit our booth, #2226 to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for critical cleaning applications, and detergent samples.

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Cleaning Solar Panels with Minimal Water

08 March 2017

Q. How to clean installed solar panels using minimum amounts of water. A. For field cleaning of solar modules I recommend using Liquinox detergent. This is a concentrate that would be used at a 1% solution (1.25 oz/gal, or 10 mL/L). Liquinox is not harmful to discharge onto the ground in an agricultural setting.

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Removing Protein from Cell Culture Containers

06 March 2017

Q: What do you recommend for removing protein from cell culture containers? A. To clean cell culture containers and remove protein, use a freshly made solution of our enzymatic detergent....

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Cleaners for Water Labs w/ Heavy Metals

01 March 2017

What cleaner can water labs that need to work in the ppb or ppt for heavy metals use? The key is both a proper, free-rinsing, critical cleaning detergent and proper rinsing/drying.

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Maintaining Fresh Tergazyme Solutions

16 February 2017

Q. Directions for Tergazyme say to make "fresh". What exactly does that mean (daily, weekly, ...)? And after making the solution from concentrated powder, how long does it stay good for? A. Powdered Tergazyme is stable for 2 years from the date of manufacture when...

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Removing Silicone Oil from Polyimide Surfaces

15 February 2017

Q. How do you remove silicone oil from polyimide surfaces during a lamination process (polyimide bonded to Inconel metal foils)? The oil is only contacting the polyimide. What can be used to clean this polyimide surface that will leave behind no residue?

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