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Laboratory Cleaning: Best Practices Using a Household Dishwasher

Q. Our lab just has a regular household dishwasher that we use to clean labware. I heard this is not ideal, but it’s what we have. We’re using Alcojet detergent, but the instructions say to turn it into a liquid by diluting….

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Let’s Talk Detergent Foam

Q: Why is Liquinox not recommended for automated washer use?
A: It’s all about the foam. Liquinox® Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent is a powerful emulsifier of organic and oily residues, and contains high-foaming surfactants. 

While making a mess may come to mind, there’s more at play…

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Removing Buildup in a Lab Washer

Q. I need to remove a white/grey buildup of Alconox detergent residue from inside a stainless steel dishwasher.   Do you have a recommendation? A. We certainly can help and have a couple of recommendations.   If indeed you mean “Alconox detergent” as in Alconox® Powdered Precision Cleaner, I would stop using it in your washer. […]

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Detergents for Laboratory Glassware Washer

Q. What detergents and recommended dosing should I use in my labware washer? A. For use in a typical small, under counter laboratory glassware washer…

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Residue-Free Glassware Cleaner for Lab Washer

Q. I am currently looking for a residue-free glassware cleaner to use in our new lab washer. We would like to make sure that residue is not left behind on our glassware after washing. This is a normal portable dish washer that is typically used in the home. Could you recommend a detergent for us to use?

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Removing Trace Contaminants of Phenol

Q. We are attempting to validate our glassware washing process and found trace contaminants of phenol remaining after the washing process. Is there another detergent that is able to remove phenol better then Liquinox®?

A. In general, for manual cleaning, Liquinox® should be an excellent choice for removal of phenol residues. For very low level trace analysis, additional rinsing may be required. For routine laboratory cleaning, a triple rinse is typically used. For trace analysis, a 6 time rinse with purified water is typically used. For extreme low level trace analysis . . .

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Detergent for Household Dishwasher

Q. I am currently looking for a cleaner to use in our new dish washer. Could you recommend a detergent for us to use? This is a normal portable dish washer that is typically used in the home. We would like to make sure that residue is not left behind on our glassware after washing.

A. Thanks for your question about a detergent for use in a portable home dish washer with a deionized water hook up. I recommend that you use Alcojet detergent, and that you add some Citrajet to the rinse aid compartment.

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