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Detergent Residue Interaction with Ketones and Solvents?

Q: We currently use Alconox to clean glassware at our facility. Do you have any studies showing potential Alconox detergent residue interaction with organic ketones and/or other organic solvents?

The short answer is that Alconox detergent, like all Alconox Inc. detergent products, are designed to be completely free-rinsing.  Therefore leaving no residues to speak of.  However, incomplete rinsing can of course happen. So this verification is important.  

triple rinse

Guidelines for Triple Rinsing

Q. is there any industry guidance on triple rinsing…any literature that you know of that this is the accepted standard for manual cleaning that you could provide me?
A. To our knowledge, there are no authoritative source documents to define how many times you should rinse glassware. The logic behind a triple rinse is that, in filling and emptying a vessel three times with water, each time you are diluting by 2 orders of magnitude. In theory . . .

Cleanroom

Cleanroom Cleaning

We are in the process of building a cleanroom for medical device manufacturing. What detergents do you recommend? For cleanroom cleaning, we would recommend liquid concentrate detergents to…..

Bleach and Detojet?

Q: We have a washer that use both Detojet and a bleach cycle.   We would like to optimize.  Can we combine?  We have read the “Bleach with Detergents for Disinfection?” article. A: A key component of Detojet® Low Foaming Liquid Detergent is indeed sodium hypochlorite (per the SDS 2.5-10%). 

pH Scale

What to choose: acid vs alkaline cleaner?

Q:  What are the differences between an acid vs alkaline cleaner?

A:  There are some key difference in choosing the right cleaner for your cleaning needs; the ph of a detergent is one dividing line. Acidic cleaners are commonly used to brighten or etch metals and….

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