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Solujet® Low Foaming Phosphate Free Detergent

EMS Catalog #60536-01, 60536-04

About Solujet®

Solujet is a highly alkaline detergent containing potassium hydroxide, silicate of soda, and surfactants.

Why Solujet®

Solujet is a low-foaming phosphate-free liquid detergent that is versatile in that

  • It is concentrated to save you money
  • It is phosphate-free
  • It is biodegradable
  • It is of free-rinsing to give you reliable results and no interfering residues
  • It is ideal for CIP cleaning and floor standing lab washing machines

Solujet is used to clean

  • Pharmaceutical process equipment
  • Water testing labware
  • Phosphate sensitive lab equipment cleaning
  • Hospital instruments
  • Optical components
  • Pharmaceutical apparatus
  • Cosmetics manufacturing equipment
  • Tissue culture ware
  • Plate glass
  • Metal castings
  • Forgings and stampings
  • Industrial parts
  • Animal cages
  • Electronic components

Solujet is used to remove

  • Soil
  • Radioisotopes
  • Radioactivity
  • Organics
  • Grit
  • Grime
  • Slime
  • Grease
  • Tars
  • Resins
  • Fats
  • Oils
  • Blood
  • Tissue
  • Particulates
  • Inorganic residues

Solujet is used to clean a number of surfaces, including

  • Glass
  • Stainless steel
  • PTFE
  • Ceramic
  • Cement
  • Inhibited for aluminum

Solujet should following a cleaning method

  • Clean-in place
  • Laboratory warewashers
  • Dishwashers
  • Washer-sterilizers
  • Washer-sanitizers
  • Cart washers
  • Spray washers
  • Electrocleaning
  • Ultrasonic cleaners
  • Manual cleaning

Directions

  1. Follow machine manufacturer's directions.
  2. Not intended for powder detergent receptacles.
  3. If available, use liquid detergent reservoir, connecting tubes or metering pump.
  4. In general, use ½-1% solution in hot water wash cycle (1¼-2½ tbsp. per gallon, ¾-1¼ ounces per gallon or 5-10 ml per liter – most machines need 2½ ounces added at a typical 2 gallon wash cycle).
  5. For soak, circulate or ultrasonic use, make a 1% solution in cold warm or hot water. For difficult soils, raise water temperature and use more detergent.
  6. Wear protective gloves and eyewear when handling.
  7. Rinse thoroughly, preferably with running water.
  8. 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

Parameters measured include: pH, conductivity, resistance, spectrographic methods, total organic carbon, and surface analysis.

Technical Data

Physical Data Typical Value
pH of 1% solution 12.2
Specific gravity (g/ml) 1.31
Density (lbs./gal.) 10.91
Flash point (degrees F) None
Phosphate content (as phosphorous) 0%
Organic carbon (% calculated w/w) 6%
Fragrance Content 0%
Surface Tension 1% solution (Dyne/cm) 33
Percent active ingredients 100%
Color Clear
Form Liquid
Solubility in water Completely soluble
Hard water effectiveness Highly effective
Biodegradability Biodegradable
Foam tendency Low-foaming
Shelf life Two (2) years from the date of manufacture

Product Information

Solujet® Low Foaming Phosphate Free Detergent