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. 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. Our lab just has a regular household dishwasher that we use to clean labware. I heard this is not ideal, but it's what we have. We're using Alcojet detergent, but the instructions say to turn it into a liquid by diluting 1:100. Can we pour the powder straight into the dishwater powder cup in the door? Anything else we should do to get the most out of our household … [Read more...] about Laboratory Cleaning: Best Practices Using a Household Dishwasher
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. 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