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Improving DI Water Wettability

Q. We are looking for a low concentration surfactant to improve DI water wetting to polycarbonate and stainless steel during an aerated flushing operation for removal of sub-micron surface particles. Our parts are cleaned before assembly – we need to improve a DI-water flushing operation that is meant to remove sub-micron sized surface particulate from inside an assembled gas path (tube). How can we improve wettability of DI water?

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Eurasian Minnows aquatic toxicity

Determining Aquatic Toxicity

Alconox® Powdered Precision Cleaner, Liquinox® Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent, Tergazyme® Enzyme-Active Powdered Detergent, Citranox® Liquid Acid Cleaner and Detergent, and Alcotabs® Tablet Pipet Detergent all contain roughly 5-20% sodium dodecylbenzene sulfonate surfactant. The aquatic toxicity is derived from the surfactant. This surfactant is sodium dodecylbenzene sulfonate.

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What is a Surfactant?

Q. What is a surfactant?
A. Surfactant is short for “surface active agent,” it is an organic molecule with a hydrophobic (water-hating/oil-loving) end and a hydrophilic (water-loving) end.

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What is a nonionic detergent?

What is a nonionic detergent?

Q. What is a nonionic detergent? How can a nonionic detergent like Alcojet have ionic sodium salts in it? What does it mean when a mil spec requires the use of a nonionic detergent? A. Surfactants are surface acti

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