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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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How to Clean Labware: Removing Algae

Q. We are a large energy company working with algae.  It is proving tough to remove from glass and labware. We are using Liquinox detergent currently, which is good.  Anything better? Eventually we would like to move to cleaning these in our washer.

A. Algae, and the viscous oils that you are working with, require not just powerful emulsifiers….

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Is Liquinox Drain Safe?

Q. In reviewing the SDS for Liquinox, we noticed that it says “Should not be released into the environment. Prevent from reaching drains, sewer or waterway.” How do you recommend we rinse components if Liquinox should not reach the drain?

A. The section you mention in the SDS for Liquinox® Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent , 6.1, refers to untreated drains (i.e. the street) and other direct-to-environment pathways. The drains from labs, manufacturing plants and the like will have septic and/or treatment processes prior to the environment. In fact, we often…

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Cleaning Environmental Equipment for Testing Ammonia Levels

Q. I am doing environmental testing for ammonia levels and need to properly pre-clean all objects that will come into contact with our samples. We were thinking of using Liquinox. Is it ammonia free? Will it interfere with sample results?

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Liquinox for Environmental Sampling Equipment

Q. Bailers used to detect phosphate in surface water sampling gave positive readings in equipment blanks from a poorly rinsed phosphate containing detergent A.The US EPA standard operating procedures for sampling equipment cleaning say use “…a phosphate free laboratory grade detergent such as Liqui-nox…”

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Environmental Issues in Aqueous Cleaning

Q. What are environmental issues are involved with aqueous cleaning?

A. Generally, the environmental impact and issues involved in aqueous cleaning have to do with the ingredients used and their ultimate discharge into the environment. Taking a larger view, it is also important to consider the energy and resources consumed in making and using the cleaner. There are several important factors concerning discharge of spent cleaning solutions into the environment: biodegradability, aquatic toxicity and eutrophication acceleration. Learn More.

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