Q: I’m looking for detergents similar to Liquinox and Citranox, that are specially formulated for cold water cleaning conditions. Can you recommend analogs to the two?
A: For most residues, the detergency of an aqueous detergent is enhanced and hastened by heat.
Q: What is the difference between Liquinox vs. Citranox? We are using Liquinox for many of our applications but are having trouble with stainless steel cleaning cannulas with a small ID. Is Citranox the answer if the residue is inorganic?
A: Although Liquinox detergent is excellent at cleaning a host of residues, Citranox cleaner is indeed the better choice if we are fairly certain this is a largely inorganic residue.
Q: Will Alconox remove the polylysine coating from microscope slides?
A: Polylysine is a commonly used preservative composed of the amino acid lysine in a long polymeric chain. It is removed with either basic hydrolysis, enzymatic processes, or a combination of both.
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: 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 possible, mechanical energy be applied to remove unwanted residues from the surface we are trying to clean. This will
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. Read more….
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