Q. We are a large energy company working with algae. It is proving tough to remove from glass and labware. We are using Liquinox detergent currently, which is good. Anything better? Eventually we would like to move to cleaning this glass labware in our washer. A. Algae, and the viscous oils that you are working with, require not just powerful emulsifiers like found in … [Read more...] about How to Clean Labware: Removing Algae
Q. We have purchased one of your liquid low foaming detergents (the dishwasher dealer recommended liquid detergent) and have been using it straight out of the bottle into our dishwasher cup thinking it would get diluted in the dishwasher as it mixes with the water during the wash cycle. However, we are questioning that now as the bottle says that it will make up to 50 gallons. … [Read more...] about Lab Glassware Cleaning: Liquid or Powder Detergent in Washer?
Clean laboratory glassware is essential in all laboratories. No scientist, engineer, laboratory technician, or analyst has time to fail an experiment because of contaminated glassware. Good, well-built, precision detergents (like the Alconox, Inc. portfolio of course) can make up for quite of bit incomplete, inefficient or incorrect glassware cleaning techniques. To the … [Read more...] about How to Clean Laboratory Glassware
Q. Which Alconox cleaners can be used to clean BOD bottles? A. Alconox manufactures several phosphate-free detergents ideal for cleaning BOD bottles. For manual and ultrasonic cleaning use Liquinox, Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent. Environmental labs often use EPA standard operating procedure manuals in the course of analyzing environmental samples. Many of these … [Read more...] about Cleaning BOD bottles