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Citranox Vs Citrajet
Published: November 7, 2021

Q.  What is the difference between Citranox and Citrajet?

A. Both Citranox® Liquid Acid Cleaner and Detergent and Citrajet® Low-Foam Liquid Acid Cleaner/Rinse are acid cleaners that are excellent at removing inorganics, metallic complexes, trace metals and oxides, scale, salts, soil, grit and oils off glass, metal, stainless steel, porcelain, ceramic, plastic rubber and fiberglass. Both Citranox and Citrajet detergents can be used on soft metals such as copper, bronze, aluminum, zinc, magnesium, and others, if rinsed promptly.

The acid cleaning part of both formulations is the same but the major differences are the types of surfactants used. Citranox contains two high foaming, high emulsifying surfactants that work best in the environments of Clean-Out-of-Place (COP), immersion, and manual cleaning where more time is available to form micelles.

There are three surfactants in Citrajet that are considered “low” foaming with wetting and dispersing properties that work in both the COP settings described above, and in the dynamic cleaning environment of high-agitation spray cleaning and CIP systems.  The latter is where emulsifying is a less dominant cleaning mechanism. Also, Citrajet detergent contains an anti-foam agent.

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