Q: We were wondering if Alconox Inc. has any data on detergent reuse? We will be looking at effectiveness of cleaning, and other parameters. Any other methods that you would recommend for detecting degradation and/or neutralization of the Alconox detergent? A: Successful use for a period of time, whether it be one day, five days or up to two weeks, generally depends on soil … [Read more...] about Advanced Cleaning Mechanisms: Detergent Reuse
Q: What is the proper way to dispose of your detergents? Are they drain safe? A: Detergent disposal in a proper manner is an integral part of a robust cleaning program regardless of scale or industry. Alconox Inc. detergents are biodegradable and without added softeners, brighteners, dyes or fragrances. This ensures a free-rinsing, residue-free cleaning process. Our … [Read more...] about Disposal of Alconox Inc. Detergents
Q: We have insect and proteinaceous residues we are looking to remove from an aluminum drum. We know Tergazyme is the “go-to” for such things but we seem to get aluminum chelate blush. Can you recommend something different? A: A chelate blush is a white crusty irregular deposit of aluminum edetate, a reaction between the aluminum and the chelating agent in some Alconox … [Read more...] about Removing Protein Residues from Aluminum: Avoiding Chelate Blush
Q: Looking to implement an auto dispenser for our Alconox, and it is a little bit of a struggle. Are you aware of any test equipment, or alternative methods of measuring which may be able to continuously measure the pH/conductivity at saturated levels, which we could then send a signal to an auto-dispenser system? A: Automated auto dispensing systems with powdered … [Read more...] about Advanced Cleaning Mechanisms: Alconox Powder in an Auto Dispenser
Q: What are the differences between an acid vs alkaline cleaner? A: There are some key differences 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?