Q: We are starting a new bioprocessing facility where we will be cleaning stainless steel tanks via a Clean-In-Place sprayball system? How do I approximate how much detergent I will need? We are considering Alcojet or Solujet, follow by an acidic rinse with Citrajet. Is this a good plan? Any advice? A: A good rule of thumb for tis you need about….
Q. What are some cleaning concerns for the Cosmetic industry? A. Cosmetic manufacturing involves many oils, pigments, emollients, waxes, serums, and “waterproof” ingredients. Difficult-to-clean residues include titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, mascara, and silicone oil (siloxane) emollients. These can be located in the labs where they are developed, the manufacturing and process facilities where they are produced, or the spas and salons where they are used.
Q: We have pretty bad rust imbedded in our concrete floor. Would Citranox be the answer to remove rust from flooring?
A: Once rust is embedded in a semi-porous substrate like concrete, removing the rust from flooring can be tough. We would suggest repeated soaking with very hot (140F/60C or greater) 4% Citranox® Liquid Acid Cleaner and Detergent followed by….
Residual titanium dioxide (TiO2) can certainly pose issues due to it’s nature in the presence of heat. To remove TiO2 from tanks using CIP sprayballs, it is important to use….
Q:I was wondering if you have a product that I can use in an ultrasonic cleaner to clean tungsten carbide that would not leach out cobalt? That also can be disposed of down a drain?
A: Tungsten carbide (WC) cleaning comes with some inherent issues, and the cleaning cycle that accompanies it will depend entirely on the feed stock (components to be cleaned) that the process comes from. This is where Alconox, Inc., as the critical cleaning experts, excel from our experience and vast pool of applications to draw upon.
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