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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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Cleaning Laboratory Glassware by Soaking

Q. Some of our glassware was left soaking in Alconox or Alconox and then bleach for a long period of time. Is this okay? A. Laboratory glassware that is completely submerged in an Alconox® solution is generally ok even with extended soaking. However, if you leave the laboratory glassware partially submerged…

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Removing Trace Metals, Inorganics & Organics without Acid?

Q. We are trying to reanalyze our cleaning procedure. Do you have a product that removes trace metals, inorganics and organics without an additional acid rinse? We sample waste water influent and effluent and collect in plastic containers. Please let me know what you would recommend.
A. Organic residues are typically effectively removed by alkaline cleaning. The most robust way to remove trace metals and inorganics is to use an acid rinse. However . . .

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What Detergent for Biochemistry Lab Cleaning?

Q. What cleaners are recommended for general biochemistry laboratory? A. We recommend different Alconox detergents depending on the lab cleaning being performed. Liquinox for soak cleaning & pipets, Tergazyme for tissue/blood…

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Glassware Cleaning: Manual vs. Dishwasher

Q: Is Manual or Dishwasher cleaning better for glassware?
A: Depends on how we define better.

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