Q: Since foaming is so critical to COP methods, should operators be agitating the solution(s) to produce foam before and during manual cleanings? A: This question came from a webinar on challenging residues. Mechanical energy, agitation, and plain old elbow grease, are vital weapons in cleaning and Clean-Out-Of-Place applications. So we would recommend that wherever … [Read more...] about Extra Foam Please?
Q. What can we do to reduce cleaning time? We want to be as optimal and thorough in our cleaning as possible. A. At Alconox Inc we recognize that manual cleaning may take minutes, spray cleaning seconds, and soaking may take hours, possibly overnight, to achieve comparable cleanliness. Cleaning time can be accelerated by: increasing temperature, increasing … [Read more...] about How to: Reduce Cleaning Time
Q: How do you clean MgF2 windows for chrome plating? We would also like to use in our cleanroom on different kinds of glass types and ceramics. A: To prepare magnesium fluoride (MgF2) for adhesion of chrome or other plating, a very clean surface is needed. Depending on what kinds of residues are expected, Alconox® Powdered Precision Cleaner and Liquinox® Critical Cleaning … [Read more...] about How To Clean MgF2 windows for chrome plating?
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: We are looking to clean an aluminum coated mirror with a neutral, mild effective cleaner. What can Alconox Inc. recommend? A: We would recommend Liquinox® Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent over Luminox for mild detergent cleaning applications. While both are considered neutral and mild detergents, the Liquinox cleaner is going to be a better emulsifier of organic, oily … [Read more...] about How To Clean an Aluminum Coated Mirror