Q. We have been using Tergazyme to clean lenses and cuvettes for our light scattering equipment and it works flawlessly! My question is: Does Tergazyme enzyme detergent have any disinfection properties, like killing of bacteria such as E. coli, or viruses? A. Thank you for asking this important question. Alconox Inc. does not have disinfectant claims on any detergents, … [Read more...] about Do Enzymatic Detergents Disinfect?
biological residue removal
Oxidation or bleaching is one of the many cleaning mechanisms that a detergent formulator can bring to bear by formulating with appropriate ingredients. In cleaning, oxidation, or bleaching, changes the structure of a residue to render it more easily removed. Oxidation is loss of electrons in a chemical reaction. In the context of cleaning, the loss of … [Read more...] about Advanced Cleaning Mechanisms: Oxidation
Q. We need to replace a sodium hypochlorite soak solution that we use during the initial cleaning of glassware that was used for any biological fluids. A. Use a freshly made 1% Tergazyme™ Enzyme-Active Powdered Detergent (1.25 oz/gal or 10 mL/L) in warm water (not exceeding 130 deg F/ 55 deg C). The temperature must not be elevated over this amount as the enzymes and … [Read more...] about Replacing Sodium Hypochlorite Soak