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Technical Data Sheets

Liqui-nox®

EMS Catalog #60515, 60516, 60517, 60518

About Liqui-nox®

Liqui-nox consists primarily of a homogenous blend of sodium linear alkylaryl sulfonate, sodium xylene sulfonate, and ethoxylated alcohol. Liqui-nox is anionic in nature.

Why Liqui-nox®

Liqui-nox is a critical-cleaning concentrated liquid detergent. It is a great product in that it

  • Is concentrated to save you money
  • Replaces corrosive acids and hazardous solvents
  • Is phosphate-free, biodegradable, and readily disposable
  • Allows for free rinsing to give you quality results
  • Is used to pass cleaning and inspection approvals

Liqui-nox is used to clean the following, but not limited to

  • Healthcare instruments
  • Laboratory ware
  • Vacuum equipment
  • Tissue culture ware
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Sampling apparatus
  • Catheters
  • Tubing
  • Wine glasses
  • Pipes
  • Tanks
  • Clean rooms
  • Medical devices
  • Optical parts
  • Electronic components
  • Pharmaceutical apparatus
  • Cosmetics manufacturing equipment
  • Metal castings
  • Forgings and stampings
  • Industrial parts
  • Reactors

Liqui-nox is used to remove

  • Soil
  • Grit
  • Grime
  • Slime
  • Grease
  • Oils
  • Blood
  • Tissue
  • Particulates
  • Deposits
  • Chemicals
  • Solvents

Liqui-nox cleans a number of surfaces, including

  • Corrosion-inhibited formulation recommended for glass
  • Metal
  • Stainless steel
  • Porcelain
  • Ceramic
  • Plastic
  • Cement
  • Fiber glass

The recommended method of cleaning is as follows

  • Soak
  • Sponge
  • Cloth
  • Ultrasonic
  • Flow through clean-in-place
  • NOTE: Will foam – not for spray or machine use

Directions

  1. Make a fresh 1% solution (2½ tbsp. per gallon, 1¼ ounce per gallon, or 10 ml per liter) in cold, warm or hot water (warm preferred). Use cold water for blood stains. For difficult soils, raise water temperature and use more detergent.
  2. Clean by soak, circulate, wipe, or ultrasonic method. NOTE: Not for spray machines – will foam.
  3. Rinse thoroughly, preferably in running water. 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, UV, TOC, HPLC, sodium concentration, phosphorus concentration, anionic surfactant concentration using inexpensive detergent water testing kits, surface tension, and surface analysis

Technical Data

Physical Data Typical Value
pH as is 8.5
Specific gravity (g/ml) 1.07
Density (lbs./gal.) 8.9
Vapor pressure (mm Hg) 10.5
Flash point (degrees F) None
Phosphate content (as phosphorous) 0%
Fragrance and dye content 0%
Color Pale yellow
Form Liquid
Solubility in water Completely soluble in all preparations
Hard water effectiveness Highly effective
Biodegradability Biodegradable
Foam tendency High-foaming
Shelf life 2 (two) years from month of manufacture

Product Information

Liqui-nox®