Q. What do you recommend for radioactive decontamination of stainless steel, glassware and lab equipment? We are a nuclear energy facility laboratory setting. A. We would recommend Alconox® Powdered Precision Cleaner. It can be used for radioactive decontamination of stainless steel, glassware, labware, and the like. The phosphates and chelating agents combined with the … [Read more...] about Radioactive Decontamination in Lab
Q. What cleaner does Alconox recommend for the decontamination of nuclear reactor cavities and related equipment? A. Alconox Inc. recommends Detergent 8® Low-Foaming Ion-Free Detergent, a non-ionic, phosphate-free, homogeneous blend of an alkanolamine, glycol ethers and an alkoxylated fatty alcohol for decontaminating nuclear reactors and related equipment including pipes, … [Read more...] about Reactor Cavity Decontamination
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: Can Alconox powder be used to clean latex material (tubing)? A: Latex is inherently a product that naturally degrades via mechanisms of hardening, embrittling and cracking. Any low surface tension solution such as most solvents and detergents will tend to speed up the embrittling process. Alconox® Powdered Precision Cleaner is a low surface tension solution (the vast … [Read more...] about Can Alconox be used to clean latex?
Q. I need to clean radioactive nuclear power plant containment surfaces and equipment. Wondering what cleaning reference documents you may have. A. Contact Alconox Inc. technical support for the Detergent 8® nuclear power trace analysis certificate. It documents that Detergent 8® does not exceed acceptable limits for halides, chlorides, soft metals and other ingredients … [Read more...] about Cleaning Radioactive Containment Surfaces