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Technical Data Sheets

Alcojet® Low Foaming Powdered Detergent

EMS Catalog #60513-01, 60513-09

About Alcojet®

Alcojet is a blend of sodium silicate, a mixture of complex phosphate, concentrated organic chlorine, sodium carbonate, and an alkylkoxylate. Alcojet is biodegradable and water soluble. The phosphate content is 8.7% expressed as phosphorous. Alcojet is non-ionic.

Why Alcojet®

Alcojet is a low-foaming powdered detergent that is versatile in that

  • It is concentrated to save you money
  • It is biodegradable
  • It is non-ionic and low-foaming for high performance cleaning
  • It is of free-rinsing to give you quality results
  • It is used to pass your cleaning and inspection approvals

Alcojet is used to clean

  • Health care instruments
  • Laboratory ware
  • Sampling apparatus
  • Plate glass
  • Pharmaceutical apparatus
  • Cosmetics manufacturing equipment
  • Restaurant equipment
  • Wine Glasses
  • Counters
  • Floors
  • Sidewalks and driveways
  • Metal castings
  • Forgings and stampings
  • Industrial parts
  • Tanks and reactors

Alcojet is used to remove

  • Soil
  • Grit
  • Grime
  • Grease
  • Slime
  • Tars
  • Resins
  • Fats and oils
  • Blood
  • Tissue
  • Inorganic residues
  • Particulates
  • Solvents
  • Chemicals and solvents

Alcojet is used to clean a number of surfaces, including

  • Glass
  • Metal
  • Stainless steel
  • Porcelain
  • Ceramic
  • Grout
  • Plastic
  • Rubber
  • Fiberglass

Alcojet should follow a cleaning method

  • Laboratory warewashers
  • Water-sterilizers
  • Washer-sterilizers
  • Cart washers
  • Cage washers
  • Spray washers
  • Electrocleaning
  • Ultrasonic cleaners
  • Flow through clean-in-place
  • Manual cleaning

Directions

  1. Follow machine manufacturer's directions and use machine's powder detergent receptacles.
  2. In general, use ½-1% hot water wash cycle solutions (1¼-2½ tbsp. per gallon, ¾-1¼ ounces per gallon or 5-10 grams per liter – most machines need 2½ ounces added at a typical 2 gallon wash cycle).
  3. For manual, soak, circulate, or ultrasonic use, make a 1% solution in warm or hot water. For abrasive scrubbing, make paste. For difficult soils, raise water temperature and use more detergent.
  4. Wear protective gloves and eyewear for manual cleaning. For critical cleaning, do final, or all rinsing, in distilled, deionized, or purified water. For food contact surfaces, rinse with potable water.

Cleaning Validation Methods

Test a parameter of rinse water before and after rinsing the cleaned surface, or test the clean surface. No significant change in the parameter indicates no detectable residue. Parameters measured include: pH, conductivity, resistance, spectrographic methods, sodium concentration, phosphorus concentration, surface tension, and surface analysis.

Technical Data

Physical Data Typical Value
pH of 1% solution 11.0
Flash point (degrees F) None
Phosphate content (as phosphorous) 8.7%
Organic carbon (% calculated w/w) 1.5%
Surface tension 1% solution (Dyne/cm) 34
Percent active ingredients 100%
Fragrance and dye content 0%
Color White
Form Powder
Solubility in water Greater than 10% (w/w)
Hard water effectiveness Highly effective
Biodegradability Biodegradable
Foam tendency Low-foaming
Shelf life Two (2) years from the date of manufacture

Product Information

Alcojet® Low Foaming Powdered Detergent