Americans generate somewhere between 300 to 400 million tons of garbage every year. Out of environmental concerns for how burning affects air quality, most solid waste ends up in landfills. Chances are you live within 10-20 miles of a landfill, and if your community is anything like most in the United States, your municipal government is running into a real problem: the landfills are filling up, and better solutions are needed. [Read more…]
In the late 1990s, the children’s TV show, Bob the Builder famously asked: “Can we fix it?” Maybe you’re asking a similar question, but about ultrasonic cleaners: “Can an ultrasonic cleaner clean it?”
In most cases, the answer is “yes it can.” [Read more…]
When it comes to industrial parts cleaning, there are many options available to the consumer, from the type of cleaning unit used to whether to use solvents or detergents to break down stubborn grime on objects to be cleaned. Whether to choose solvents or detergents in cleaning is a vital choice that touches on everything from overall effectiveness to environmental impact and workplace safety. [Read more…]
Cleaning industrial parts
Two common industrial cleaning type machines: ultrasonic and agitation washers. In one sense, ultrasonic cleaning is agitation cleaning, just at a microscopic scale. Both kinds of cleaning have their benefits and uses and are used for precision and industrial parts cleaning across industries. [Read more…]
So, what is a surfactant?
Surfactants are substances that when added to a liquid, reduce its surface tension. Detergents are one type of surfactant, and when they are added to water, they increase its spreading and wetting properties. Basically, surfactants make water “wetter,” making it better able to penetrate and lift away grime and dirt from surfaces. Detergents contain a surfactant, or mixture of surfactants, which lowers the surface tension of a liquid when the detergent is dissolved within it. [Read more…]