Joe McChesney, Technical Manager, KYZEN
In the ever-growing production world where cleaning is critical in specific applications for desired quality results – it is necessary to become familiar with the most common cleaning methods (aqueous or solvent) including the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.
Today’s users have a wide variety of choices in both process type and selected chemistries. Cleaning chemistries must be safe, efficient, effective, environmentally compliant, and provide the required performance level to meet the end user’s needs.
Prior to selecting any cleaning process, it is important that the cleaning process, chemistry, waste treatment, and environmental compliance be addressed first and foremost. No cleaning machine will perform properly without the correct chemical process (i.e. cleaning solution, solution concentration, solution temperature, proper exposure period, and any required mechanical action). It takes a combination of all facets to achieve maximum results for production, quality, personnel safety, and environmental requirements. It is important for the user public to understand the benefits and guidelines for using these cleaning solutions in conjunction with available cleaning systems on the market today.