Q. What are the guidelines for cleaning endoscopes when soaking the instrument in an enzyme cleaner? I have heard the enzyme can become inactive. How and why does that happen, and how can I be sure my detergent is still working? A. Cleaning endoscopes can certainly be quite a challenge. Your set up, endoscope type, and washing conditions can … [Read more...] about Cleaning Endoscopes with Enzyme Cleaner
Manual Lab Cleaning
Q. Currently using Hydrochloric Acid (HCl) to remove residual Manganese Oxide (MnO2) from glassware. Following ASTM D1721 instructions. Do you offer a cleaner that could do the same job, replace HCl and remove the MnO2? A. Yes, replacing HCl is possible, and in fact good practice. Use a 2% solution of Citranox® Liquid Acid Cleaner and Detergent (2.5 oz/gal or 20 mL/L) … [Read more...] about Replacing HCl to remove MnO2
Learn the proper way to make a 1% detergent solution by following these four simple steps. To make a 2% detergent solution, simply double up the amount! Alconox Inc. aqueous detergents are sold in concentrate. To use, dilute according to package instructions. Most Alconox Inc. products require only a 1-2% dilution for optimal use. For further detail on how to make a 1% … [Read more...] about How to Make a 1% Solution
Q: How I can I remove a ‘household cleaner' residue from glassware? There appears to be an "oily" rainbow like appearance. I’ve tried a few options but to no avail. A: There are a few different types of the 'household cleaner' brand you mentioned, but whichever, we do hear of these complaints from time to time. For folks that truly need residue free … [Read more...] about How can I remove a ‘household cleaner’ residue from glassware?
Did you know? If It’s Not Clean, You Can’t Sterilize (or Disinfect). This is applicable for healthcare, biotech, medical device, pharma, foodservice, food processing, laboratory, tattoo and many many other industries. Why must instruments (be they dental, medical, clinical, etc.) be cleaned before being sterilized? According to the CDC, “Cleaning should precede all … [Read more...] about Clean Before Sterilization (Disinfection)