Does agitation in a given cleaning method impact the cleaner or detergent used?
Yes, agitation used in a particular method does impact the cleaner or detergent used! In fact, agitation is a factor in detergent choice. High emulsifying, high foaming cleaners are more effective for cleaning processes with low levels of agitation and longer cleaning time. These include the manual, soak and ultrasonic processes. Likewise, low foaming, high dispersing cleaners are suitable for high-agitation cleaning with short contact time as found in spray washing, parts washing and when using spray CIP systems, etc.
Alconox, Inc has both high emulsifying cleaners as well as low foaming cleaners. Visit Alconox.com to find an appropriate cleaner for your application.