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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Alconox Cleaning Validation Literature

Does Alconox offer literature on cleaning validation?

Yes! Alconox, Inc, Critical Cleaning Experts, provide a variety of cleaning validation information, which includes validation literature. The Aqueous Cleaning Handbook, written by the Technical Support Team at Alconox, has a chapter dedicated to Cleaning Validation (Chapter8). For more information on The Aqueous Cleaning Handbook visit,

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Residue Detection by UV/Vis

Does Alconox provide information on cleaner residue detection by UV/Vis?

Yes. In The Aqueous Cleaning Handbook, written by the Alconox technical support team, cleaner residue detection methods are given for each Alconox detergent. Citranox and Citrajet residues can be detected with citric acid by UV/Vis. More information can be found on the Alconox website at

Friday, March 21, 2008

Ordering Samples from Alconox

How can I order samples from Alconox?

If you wish to order samples of Alconox products please visit this page and fill out the form. You will also receive a complementary copy of The Aqueous Cleaning Handbook, a guide to critical-cleaning procedures, techniques, and validation!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Downloading Tech Bulletins

How do I download Technical Bulletins via the internet?

Alconox provides a technical bulletin for each product. Tech bulletins are filled with information on the types of soil removed, cleaning methods, surfaces cleaned, convenient sizes, physical data, chemical description, cleaning validation methods and health and safety information.

To download technical bulletins, please visit

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Bleach and Alconox Brand Products

What is the effect of adding bleach to Alconox products?

Many of the Alconox brands including Alconox, Liquinox, Alcojet, Detojet, Detergent 8, Luminox, Solujet and Tergajet can be mixed with bleach hypochlorite for enhanced disinfection, bleaching or oxidizing properties. Alcojet and Detojet already contain an active chlorine compound. Tergajet already contains an active oxygen compound that gives peroxide oxidation performance. It may not be necessary to add hypochlorite to Alcojet, Detojet, or Tergajet.

There are other Alconox brands whose cleaning ability is negatively impacted if bleach is added. For example, adding bleach to Tergazyme will denature the enzyme and render it inactive, in fact the enzyme in Tergazyme will be inactivated within seconds to exposure of 300 ppm hypochlorite, and within 2 minutes to exposure of 3.5 ppm hypochlorite at 100 deg F (37 deg C). Thus, it is not recommended to add bleach to Tergazyme.

Citranox and Citrajet are acid cleaners and should not be mixed with hypochlorite because in sufficient quantities the mixture can form toxic chlorine gas, as they can acidify the bleach solution to below pH 7. It is not recommended to add hypochlorite to Citranox or Citrajet.

Alcotabs, Tablet Pipet Detergent, is another brand that is negatively impacted by the high pH of most bleach solutions. Adding bleach to Alcotabs can cause the pH of the solution to rise above pH 7 and prevent the effervescent - bubbling action of Alcotabs. It is not recommended to add bleach to Alcotabs.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Cleaning Brass with Citranox, Acid Cleaner and Detergent

What effect will Citranox have on brass?

Citranox will brighten brass by removing dark copper oxides from the surface and leave a brighter, more yellow surface.

For more information on Citranox, visit here.