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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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Using High Foam Detergent in an Automated Ultrasonic Cleaning Line

Q. Can we use high-foaming detergents in an automated cleaning line?
A. Yes, but using a high-foam detergent requires a rinse chamber that allows foam to rinse off and drain easily and completely. If the automated line uses initial spray rinsing right after the wash tank

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Cleaning Pharmaceutical Probiotics

Q: Can you tell me if Liquinox can clean/remove pharmaceutical probiotics? We use this product to clean our packaging lines. We have a customer who is looking to have us package their probiotic product.

A: Liquinox® Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent is an excellent emulsifier of organic and oily residues. It will do the job. Best practice, however, would be to incorporate a powerful emulsifier of organic and oily residues, along with enhanced protein removal. 

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Ensuring Accurate Formulation of Liquinox Detergent

Q. I am a validation manager and we use Liquinox in multiple pieces of equipment across our manufacturing site. While witnessing our cleaning, I noticed the dilution instructions are not being followed. Instead, operators are adding some squirts/pumps/pours from the bottle into a bucket with purified water. Does Liquinox have a range of effective concentration?  Do you have auto-mix ideas or other dosing solutions for customers facing this issue of accurate formulation?

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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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Determining Optimum Detergency for Liquinox

How do you determine optimum detergency for Liquinox detergent? As a general statement, optimum detergency is reached at a 1-2% concentration (optimum defined as amount of soil removed per unit of detergent used). Maximum detergency is typically reached at a…

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The Critical Micelle Concentration of detergent

Q:  I’d like some guidance about determining the Critical Micelle Concentration of Liquinox and Citranox detergents, and some of the limiting factors in that determination. A:  Thank you for your question about the Critical Micelle Concentration (CMC) of surfactants in Liquinox® Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent and Citranox® Liquid Acid Cleaner and Detergent. A micelle is an aggregate of surfactant molecules in a liquid solution. […]

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A Replacement for RoboScrub

RoboScrub® cleaner is a private label product manufactured by Alconox Inc. for Tecan US. This product is discontinued by Tecan US (p/n: 30055105). Liquinox™ Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent was bottled and labeled as RoboScrub for Tecan US. As such, the identical replacement for RoboScrub cleaner is Liquinox detergent.

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Is Alconox detergent the same as Liquinox detergent?

Q. Is the Alconox powder equivalent to the Liquinox liquid? If these are the same could you please provide me with some sort of documentation saying that Alconox is the powdered form of Liquinox and that they are interchangeable?

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