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: We've switched from base and acid baths to a Citranox solution for cleaning glassware used to distill H2S from marine sediments using Cr2 , concentrated HCl, and AgNO3. It seems to do a good job on most of the apparatus but we still see grayish deposits on the glass frits. Any suggestions? A: The detail is appreciated. Whenever there is a "mystery" residue, whether it be … [Read more...] about Mystery Gray Deposits Left When Cleaning Glass Frits
This TechNote on alumina ceramics cleaning was submitted by an industry colleague - John Hamlin from Industrial Info. Advanced technical ceramics are frequently being used as a replacement to metals, polymers, and refractory materials in various applications due to their properties like high temperature, hardness, and electrical resistance. They are used in car sensors … [Read more...] about Cleaning of Alumina Ceramics
Q: What is the difference between Tergazyme and Alconox? Is one better? Is one more mild? A: There are several similarities and key differences between Tergazyme® Enzyme-Active Powdered Detergent and Alconox® Powdered Precision Cleaner. Both detergents are powerful emulsifiers and excellent detergents for the removal of organic and oily residues. Both detergents are well … [Read more...] about Tergazyme vs. Alconox
Q: What types of Alconox Inc. detergent would I use to clean a mold release agent? As an aside, is there any chance I could use the same detergent to also clean copper traces off a printed circuit board? A: Mold release and circuit board in one detergent? Yes! You may indeed be able to use one detergent in both these cleaning applications. But it will only work if the copper … [Read more...] about One Detergent for Mold Release and Circuit Board Cleaning?