Q: Which of your detergents would be recommend to wash glassware used to clean Fecal MPN test tubes in a lab washer. Does it have an Inhibitory Residue Test?
A: The borosilicate glass test tubes typically used in fecal Most Probable Number (MPN) assays need to be reliably clean each and every time.
Typical smaller scale washers have a cup-in-door type detergent compartment that is used in many labs. If so, we would certainly recommend Alcojet® Low Foaming Powdered Detergent. If a phosphate free detergent is needed, as many water and environmental labs do require, Tergajet® Low-Foaming Phosphate-Free Detergent would be the choice.
Finally, if you have a liquid dispensing washer in which a liquid concentrate detergent is needed, Solujet® Low-Foaming Phosphate-Free Liquid would be the way to go.
These above detergents will help remove fecal and other organic matter in a low-foaming, washer safe detergent format with their low foaming emulsifiers and alkaline hydrolysis removal mechanisms.
In all washer style applications, Citrajet® Low-Foam Liquid Acid Cleaner/Rinse is an excellent detergent for a washer’s rinse aid cycle.
The inhibitory residue tests are found on our website once you establish your detergent’s master lot from the COA. Linked below, respectively.
Finally, you may find our lab washer guide helpful.
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