Q: Can we use the Alconox Inc. detergents for washing to clean and disinfect coveralls for re-use? We have Alconox powder in stock. A: Yes! I would use the word clean or sanitize as opposed to disinfect. That is what aqueous detergents do. See these important links: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/cleaning-disinfection.html … [Read more...] about Cleaning Coveralls and Other Potentially Contaminated PPE
Q. I’ve been told that we should no longer use isopropyl alcohol (IPA) for cleaning our equipment. What should we use instead? A. In pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, healthcare and related cleaning applications, isopropyl alcohol is less than ideal. Alcohol will clean residues which are soluble in alcohol, but that is a limited range. Using critical cleaning, aqueous … [Read more...] about Replacing Isopropyl Alcohol in Cleaning
Q: You recently recommended Detonox detergent for a tough cleaning challenge we had. You rushed a sample over and it worked fantastically. I have reviewed your technical bulletin, but is there anything else you can tell me about it? Is it better than Alconox and Liquinox? It seems great. A: Thank you for the feedback and question. Indeed Detonox® … [Read more...] about What is Detonox detergent?
Q: We are starting a new bioprocessing facility where we will be cleaning stainless steel tanks via a Clean-In-Place sprayball system. How do I approximate how much CIP detergent I will need per tank? We are considering Alcojet or Solujet, follow by an acidic rinse with Citrajet. Is this a good plan? Any advice? A: A good rule of thumb we use is you need about 10% of the … [Read more...] about How much CIP detergent needed?
Q. Is there any industry guidance on triple rinsing that Alconox Inc. recommends? Could you provide me with any literature that you know of that this is the accepted standard for manual cleaning? A. To our knowledge, there are no authoritative source documents to define how many times you should rinse glassware. There are lab accreditation guidelines that say you … [Read more...] about Guidelines for Triple Rinsing