Q: We have an array of tough proteinaceous and oily residues. I am considering adding a non-ionic surfactant like Triton X-100 to a normally prepared solution of 1% Tergazyme, is there any data about whether or not that would damage the enzyme? Is it a way of improving Tergazyme? A: We can do you one better! Try adding Liquinox® Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent! We have … [Read more...] about Improving Tergazyme Detergent
Q: We are advising a mid-sized pharmaceutical company. If we use multiple cleaning agents within a facility, the cleaning program may be a bit difficult to manage (chances are that the operators may use the incorrect cleaning agent for the product) and also the cleaning validation will be a more complex exercise. What would you recommend for general cleaning? Which is … [Read more...] about One Detergent to Clean Them All?
Q. Our parts washer uses a 2.5 hour cycle following a manual wash. A build up of silicone grease is observed. Our preference is to reduce manual cleaning. Is there a cleaning agent available that can remove silicone grease that would be compatible with a parts washer using water as the cleaning agent? A. The key to removing silicone oils and lubricants in a washer is to use … [Read more...] about Cleaning Silicone Grease Residue Build Up in a Parts Washer
Q: We are looking for a detergent to remove the cuticle on leaves to see surface cells, stomata, and trichomes. We have Alconox powder in-house. Will that work? A: Plant cuticles are usually waxes with oils and other bio-derived polymers. Since you have Alconox powder in-house, I would try a high concentration (5%) and as high a heat as substrates can take for removing the … [Read more...] about Cleaning Plant Cuticle Residue
Q. Did you know there are nine different factors that determine successful cleaning? A. "BATHOCARD" a phrase coined by the Alconox Inc. technical support scientists to assist you in remembering: Before - handling prior to cleaning Agitation - type of movement used to enhance cleaning Time - duration of cleaning cycle Heat - temperature of cleaning solution … [Read more...] about 9 Steps to Successful Critical Cleaning: BATHOCARD