Ingredients to cause alkaline hydrolysis are commonly used in detergent formulation. Alkaline hydrolysis is a chemical reaction that takes place when tough organic residues are exposed to an alkaline solution like many of our Alconox, Inc. detergents. Alkaline hydrolysis breaks these residues into smaller more water soluble and more easily emulsified molecules. There are two … [Read more...] about Advanced Cleaning Mechanisms: Alkaline Hydrolysis
Q. We manufacture vitamins, which include minerals (calcium, magnesium etc.) and have found that Citranox is very effective in cleaning the residue left in our equipment. Unfortunately, we have learned that the pH of Citranox is too low for our local requirements. Do you have another detergent with a higher pH that would work equally as well? A. Citranox® Liquid Acid Cleaner … [Read more...] about Cleaning Vitamin Residues
Q: We are manufacturing cannabis products, legally, in California, but are struggling with cleaning cannabis residue. We cannot find any current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) documentation to help us. Can you help us? A: The U.S. FDA and all federal regulators comply with the regulation of marijuana as a Schedule I controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act. … [Read more...] about Cannabis Manufacturing Cleaning: Removing Cannabis Residue
Q: We have capsaicin residue we are encountering. It is proving challenging to remove, and irritating to our technicians. Please help! A: In addition to adding a little spice to food and drink, capsaicin is used in pharmaceutical preparation for its analgesic properties. We can it clean via two cleaning mechanisms: emulsification or oxidation. If you … [Read more...] about Removing Capsaicin Residue
Q: You recently recommended Detonox detergent for a tough cleaning challenge we had. You rushed a sample over and it worked fantastically. I have reviewed your technical bulletin, but is there anything else you can tell me about it? Is it better than Alconox and Liquinox? It seems great. A: Thank you for the feedback and question. Indeed Detonox® … [Read more...] about What is Detonox detergent?