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Dilution Precision in Concentration Measurements

Q. Do I determine detergent dilution by weight or by volume or both?

A. In a laboratory setting, the most common method is to either make a weight/weight dilution (10-20 g Alconox detergent in 990 g of water), or a weight/volume dilution (10-20 g Alconox in 990 mL of water) for 1-2% solutions.  In manufacturing situations, often directions are written volume/volume or volume/weight.

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Measuring Surface Tension without Tensiometer?

Q. Is there any way to “eyeball” surface tension to see if it’s dropping when roughly measuring concentration or bath life?  
A. To numerically measure surface tension, you need a tensiometer and this is the recommended method. Tensiometers come in many varieties including…

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Utilizing Alconox on Stainless Steel

Q: We currently use Alconox detergent on our manufacturing equipment as well as a glass cleaner in the labs. We are qualifying a piece of equipment and wanted assurance that Alconox detergent can clean different types of Stainless Steel. I downloaded the Tech Bulletin that notes Stainless Steel, but does not give any specifics. Do you have documentation regarding the different types of Stainless Steel that Alconox cleans from?

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Alconox solution turning brown

Alconox solution turning brown

Alconox solution turning brown is likely something that is being removed. Alconox solutions do not typically turn brown after a few days of light use.

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