Q. Please provide advice on cleaning iron residues, Fe+2 and Fe+3, in lab glassware. We need to clean down to sub ppm levels. A. The best iron salt removing detergent for manual cleaning of lab glassware is Citranox® Liquid Acid Cleaner and Detergent. Citranox detergent is a mild acid, high chelating detergent for high performance removal of metal oxides, scale, salts and … [Read more...] about Cleaning Iron Residue in Lab Glassware (Fe+2 and Fe+3)
Q. What is the effect of adding bleach to Alconox Inc. products? We want to enhance our disinfection capability. A. Some Alconox Inc. critical cleaners can be mixed with bleach (hypochlorite) for enhanced disinfection, bleaching or oxidizing properties, including: Alconox® Powdered Precision Cleaner Liquinox® Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent Adding bleach to … [Read more...] about Bleach with Detergents for Disinfection?
Q. We use grocery store detergents to clean our labware and it recently came to my attention that we may need to switch to a laboratory grade detergent such as Alconox or Liquinox. Why is that necessary? How does it clean labware more appropriately? A. Here are some insights as to why a grocery store detergent is not suitable to clean labware: They can contain … [Read more...] about How to Clean Labware: Don’t Use Grocery Store Detergents
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