Q: What is the proper way to dispose of your detergents? Are they drain safe? A: Detergent disposal in a proper manner is an integral part of a robust cleaning program regardless of scale or industry. Alconox Inc. detergents are biodegradable and without added softeners, brighteners, dyes or fragrances. This ensures a free-rinsing, residue-free cleaning process. Our … [Read more...] about Disposal of Alconox Inc. Detergents
Q: We are currently using Alconox powder. What recommendations are there to remove Hydrated Aluminum Oxide - Al(OH)3 from aluminum? A: Cleaning hydrated aluminum oxide, or aluminum hydroxide, is not the best of jobs for an emulsifying alkaline cleaner like Alconox powdered detergent. It will certainly do a bit, but it is not ideal. In contrast, Citranox® Liquid Acid Cleaner … [Read more...] about How to: Remove Hydrated Aluminum Oxide – Al(OH)3
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: What are the differences between an acid vs alkaline cleaner? A: There are some key differences 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. How do you remove biofilm? (The featured image is sourced from here.) A. In order to "kill off" any microbial residue, a cleaning and removal of inanimate and organic matter is a must. This would follow with the disinfecting, "kill" step if you will, with an EPA registered disinfectant. Low foaming (CIP) applications: A reliable way to prepare stainless steel … [Read more...] about How to remove biofilm