Q: What is the importance of a Critical Micelle Concentration of a detergent and why is it important for critical cleaning? A: Thank you for your question about the Critical Micelle Concentration (CMC) of surfactants in Alconox Inc. detergents. The critical micelle concentration is the minimum concentration at which the emulsifiers in a detergent will coalesce in to … [Read more...] about Advanced Cleaning Mechanisms: The Critical Micelle Concentration of Detergent
Q: What can we do to replace n-propyl bromide? We are cleaning grease and oil from stainless steel. We had heard Citranox might do the job well. A: The compound n-propyl bromide is often used in vapor degreasing and is considered to be associated with some serious health risks and is hazardous. We would certainly recommend you switch to a drain-safe, biodegradable, … [Read more...] about Non Hazardous Replacement for N-Propyl Bromide
Q. How do you determine optimum detergency for Liquinox detergent? A. As a general statement, optimum detergency for Liquinox® Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent is reached at a 1-2% concentration (optimum defined as amount of soil removed per unit of detergent used). Maximum detergency is typically reached at a 2-3% concentration (maximum defined as the … [Read more...] about Determining Optimum Detergency for Liquinox
Q. Will Liquinox kill bacteria, yeast and molds in a nutritional food and beverage manufacturing facility? Has it been approved or verified for this purpose? A. Alconox Inc. detergents remove pathogens, but they do not kill them, and none of the detergents from Alconox Inc. have sporicidal properties. We do speak, in our literature about how, “Liquinox, in concentrated form, … [Read more...] about Cleaning in Food & Beverage Manufacturing: Does Liquinox Kill Bacteria?
Q. We have found chlorine present on our printed circuit boards after ultrasonic cleaning and distilled water rinse. As the ultrasonic cleaning detergent, we’re using either Liquinox or Detergent 8, but are unsure which one was used on affected boards. Could either be contributing to this issue? A. It’s highly unlikely that either detergent, or your cleaning process, is the … [Read more...] about Residual Chlorine on Printed Circuit Boards