The addition of an additive package greatly increases the effectiveness of NaOH in the CIP process. In order to have an efficient additive package, water hardness, maximum temperature of cleaning cycle, and percentage of NaOH in the final solution must be considered. Once properly formulated, the CIP cleaning process can utilize less product and shorter cleaning times.
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Amongst the four common methods available for determining the surface tension of liquids and solutions (ring method, plate method, pendant drop, and bubble pressure method) it worthwhile to note some differences in capabilities and limitations. In particular, because...
A review of how liquid caustic soda interacts with various chelators, scale inhibitors, dispersants, and surfactants. This article will explain why the various additive packages work and takes into account new breakthroughs in surfactant technology.
Surfactants are known as “surface active agents.” They have the ability to reduce surface tension which will allow better rinsing. For this reason, they are also known as “wetting agents.”
Phosphonates have valuable properties other than strictly sequestering power and are sometimes the agents of choice because of these properties. They have the ability to deflocculate and suspend water insoluble materials in colloidal form and prevent re-deposition of...
In recent years liquid sodium gluconate has been the most popular form to purchase primarily because the product is much more soluble in liquid form.