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Published: April 12, 2022

Q: How do you clean biofilm residuals and the fungus residue from mycoinsecticide?

A: A mycoinsecticide is a microbial insecticide whose active ingredient is a living fungus that is pathogenic to a targeted group of pests, insects and other biocontrolled species.  It is used in industries from food production, biotech, cannabis and of course the laboratories supporting those industries. 

To remove both inanimate biofilm residuals and the fungus residue from mycoinsecticide using manual and COP methods, we would recommend 2-3% warm solution of Tergazyme® Enzyme-Active Powdered Detergent.

The powerful emulsifiers in Tergazyme detergent, along with the effective protein enzymes will break down the proteinaceous residues quickly and efficiently. 

For applications where a low foaming detergent is required, such as washer and spray in air CIP systems, we would recommend Alcojet® Low Foaming Powdered Detergent or Detojet® Low Foaming Liquid Detergent for powdered and liquid concentrate needs, respectively.  Instead of enzymatic cleaning mechanisms, oxidation will be the key in low foaming cleaning.

This article in particular will describe the biofilm procedure: Advanced Cleaning Mechanisms: How to remove biofilm

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