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Removing Mycoplasma Residue

Q: We have the product Alconox detergent and want to know if it is a good solution for removing mycoplasma.

A: Our Tergazyme® Enzyme-Active Powdered Detergent (video: How to Clean Proteins with Enzymatic Detergent) removes proteinaceous residues more effectively than Alconox powder which does not have proteases. This would be our recommendation for mycoplasma cleaning.


Removing Isocyanate Residue

Q:  Does your company sell any solutions for residual isocyanates? We currently use Detonox detergent. How long can it last?

A: In the past we have recommended the very same powerfully emulsifying Detonox® Ultimate Precision Cleaner you are currently using with great results. 

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Mystery Residue: Left Over Detergent Residue?

Q: Whenever the Detonox is left in a stainless steel sink, it forms a white substance at the bottom of the sink. We have tested the water with Detonox in a glass beaker and it does not form the same ‘Scum’.…


How to: Clean a Microfluidics System

Q: We are looking for a cleaning solution to remove sodium contamination to a sub ppt level from a microfluidics system. Can Alconox Inc. help?

A: Microfluidics is the field of accurately and precisely transporting small amounts of liquid.  This requires small channels which can be a challenge to clean. To remove inorganic residues from a narrow ID system, we would want to use a low foaming detergent….

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Cleaning of Rouge and Passivation of Stainless

Q: We have a stainless steel large tank a piping system with rouge cleaning and passivation needs. Requiring a low foaming detergent, as we will run a CIP system. Can Alconox Inc. assist?

A: Rouge is the formation of iron oxide or hydroxide on stainless steel, often created by a corrosive over time or improper passivation efforts.   To clean rouge we recommend a hot (65C / 150F or hotter) 3%


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