Q: I am an engineer at a large food manufacturer. I have a couple of questions about Citranox regarding a descaling application. Specifically looking for options for how to descale stainless steel channeling that can only be reached by pumping a liquid through. Can a foaming detergent be used for pumping? How much do I use? How is this better than citric acid? A: The … [Read more...] about Food Manufacturing: How to Descale Safely and Effectively
Q. We're looking for an aluminum safe cleaner for removing thin films of oils and proteins from a circuit board. A. Often the safest way to clean aluminum is with an acidic detergent. We recommend using Citranox® Liquid Acid Cleaner and Detergent as an aluminum safe cleaner to remove thin films of oils and proteins from a circuit board which has aluminum containing elements … [Read more...] about How to: Clean Aluminum from Oils and Proteins
Q: What are the differences between an acid vs alkaline cleaner? A: There are some key difference in choosing the right detergent for your cleaning needs; the pH of a detergent is one dividing line. Acidic cleaners are commonly used to brighten or etch metals and are effective at removing any mineral deposits or oxidation on surfaces. Generally, acidic cleaners are also … [Read more...] about What to choose: acid vs alkaline cleaner?
Q. Which Alconox Inc. detergent will clean the red staining of wine (tannin) from stainless steel equipment? A. The best way to remove tannin from stainless steel equipment is to oxidize it with sodium hypochlorite or an oxidizing agent. There are three Alconox Inc. brands that could effectively remove tannin from stainless steel. The choice of which will depend on the … [Read more...] about How to: Remove Tannin from Stainless Steel Equipment
Q. We are a large manufacturer of circuit boards and have been upgrading our cleaning methods. Alconox Inc. Technical Support recommended we use Detergent 8 to clean circuit boards. Why is it beneficial to use Detergent 8 when cleaning circuit boards and electronic components? A. Detergent 8® Low-Foaming Ion-Free Detergent contains no conductive metal cations, such as … [Read more...] about How to: Clean Circuit Boards & Electronic Components