What is the proper way to rinse after using Alconox detergents?
Running water rinse for at least 10 seconds on each surface is desirable. If that is not practical, use a series of three or more agitated soak rinse tanks or at least two counter-flow cascade rinse tanks. The quality of the rinse water is important for medical device and pharmaceutical cleaning applications. Tap water contains varying degrees of organic microbes, particulates, and hardness (calcium and magnesium salts). Rinsing with tap water and evaporating dry can deposit these contaminants leaving water spots. Using high purity water such as distilled water, deionized water, or RO (reverse osmosis) water are ideal for use.
To read more about rinsing, the Alconox Guide to Critical Cleaning is available in pdf format.