Q: Alcojet is not dispensing/dissolving in my lab washer. Do you know why this would happen? A: When this happens to technicians, the most common cause is putting Alcojet® Low Foaming Powdered Detergent into an already wet dispenser cup. The caking effect is made worse if the Alcojet powder does not immediately dispense before running the washer. This causes the wet Alcojet … [Read more...] about Laboratory Cleaning: Alcojet Detergent not Dissolving in Washer
Q: Which of your detergents would be recommend to wash glassware used to clean Fecal MPN test tubes in a lab washer. Does it have an Inhibitory Residue Test? A: The borosilicate glass test tubes typically used in fecal Most Probable Number (MPN) assays need to be reliably clean each and every time. Typical smaller scale washers have a cup-in-door type detergent … [Read more...] about Which Detergent Is Best to Clean Fecal MPN Test Tubes in a Lab Washer
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?
Q. We are looking for a laboratory dishwasher detergent that does not contain perchlorates. One of our end users analyzes for trace levels of perchlorates, so we cannot have a detergent that has that type of impurities. A. None of our detergents contain perchlorates. However, perchlorates can be a very trace contaminant in phosphate containing detergents, even if the … [Read more...] about Perchlorate Free Detergents
Q: Why is Liquinox not recommended for automated washer use? A: It's all about the foam. Liquinox® Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent is a powerful emulsifier of organic and oily residues, and contains high-foaming surfactants. These types of surfactants are very good at forming micelles which are aggregate structures that can trap oil and hydrophobic residues inside them … [Read more...] about Let’s Talk Detergent Foam