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
Q. Your website and literature often describes your detergents as free rinsing. What does free rinsing detergent mean? A. A free rinsing detergent means it will rinse away very easily or freely. This is vital to critical cleaning applications. Analytical glassware, medical device implants or biopharm process lines are just a few examples where clean, residue-free surfaces … [Read more...] about Defining Free Rinsing Detergent
Q: How can we clean residual deodorant from our stainless steel tanks? It is proving very difficult. It is largely AlCl3. A: Deodorant, designed to stay in place for obvious reasons, can be quite adherent on processing equipment. If it stays on skin for extended periods, which is designed to avoid residues, imagine what it does to stainless steel! As deodorants are … [Read more...] about Cosmetics Cleaning: Removing Deodorant From Stainless Tanks
Mike Auerbach, Editor and Chief of American Pharmaceutical Review, spoke to Michael Moussourakis, Senior Director, Strategic Affairs at Alconox Inc. They discussed the unique cleaning challenges facing Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic and Cannabis manufacturers and the innovative solutions offered by Alconox Inc. Auerbach: I understand Alconox has gotten into some sticky … [Read more...] about Pharmaceutical Cleaning Innovation: American Pharmaceutical Review Interview with Alconox Inc.