Q: What are the differences between an acid vs alkaline cleaner? A: There are some key difference in choosing the right detergent for your cleaning needs; the pH of a detergent is one dividing line. Acidic cleaners are commonly used to brighten or etch metals and are effective at removing any mineral deposits or oxidation on surfaces. Generally, acidic cleaners are also … [Read more...] about What to choose: acid vs alkaline cleaner?
Q: We are a biotech company looking to upgrade our cleaning with phosphate-free detergents used in CIP systems. We were recommended to contact Alconox Inc. Can you describe the uses of your low foam detergents, like Solujet, Tergajet and Detergent 8? Any others? What surfactants and cleaning constituents are there? A: Great question. As you are interested in alkaline, … [Read more...] about How To Choose a Phosphate-Free Clean In Place (CIP) Detergent
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Alconox Inc. cleaners that are used to clean pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, healthcare, food and other regulated industries' product contact surfaces, in good manufacturing practice (GMP) validated environments, need a certificate of analysis (COA) obtained and kept on file. These certificates of analysis can document the analysis of a specific lot of detergent and … [Read more...] about Getting a Certificate of Analysis for an Alconox Inc. Detergent
Q: What is the importance of a Critical Micelle Concentration of a detergent and why is it important for critical cleaning? A: Thank you for your question about the Critical Micelle Concentration (CMC) of surfactants in Alconox Inc. detergents. The critical micelle concentration is the minimum concentration at which the emulsifiers in a detergent will coalesce in to … [Read more...] about Advanced Cleaning Mechanisms: The Critical Micelle Concentration of Detergent