Is Citranox comparable to citric acid?
Yes, 1% Citranox can be used to replace the kind of cleaning achievable from 1% citric acid. Citranox formulation is approximately 1/3 citric and other organic acids by weight, but there are also wetting and penetrating agents that enhance the performance of the acids, so that although to really get a roughly equivalent amount of acid you would need to use a 3% Citranox solution. Silica and other residues that the 1% Citric acid is designed to remove could also be removed by a 1% Citranox solution. Extremely heavy scale buildup can be removed by a 1% solution of Citranox. The solution will eventually become exhausted - an exhausted solution will typically be very heavily discolored and the pH will have risen to higher than a pH of 5.5. Instead, a 1.5% or 2% solution of Citranox can be used.
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