Soil Cleaning Articles

  • Proper Cleaning of Gas Detector Instrument

    This guidance provides recommendations on the cleaning and disinfection of Gas Detector equipment. We recommend you use personal protective equipment (PPE) when operating and cleaning your instrument to help reduce risk of infection and contact with viruses.Approved cleaning methods are as follows:Instrument should be powered off when cleaning. Dampen a soft or disposable cloth and clean all ...


    By CitiSafe Pte Ltd

  • Remediation of a mercury contaminated site - Case study

    Remediation of mercury contaminated industrial site for future expansion of industrial area. 70,000 tons of mercury contaminated soil and building rubble have to be cleaned in an industrial facility in the south of France until 2013. For the realization of this remediation work, an econ industries VacuDry 12,000 has been in operation since early 2011. After the treatment the mercury ...

  • HAZWOPER – Different, Not Less

    When we think of a hazardous material event, we often think of firefighters and technicians rushing in with large plastic space-like suits to stop the leak and save the day. These first responders definitely play a large role in the mitigation of these emergency situations, but sometimes we tend to forget about the second – due responders who pick up the pieces and begin recovery. ...


    By HazSim

  • Another step towards making mercury history

    econ industries is proud to announce the next project towards making mercury history: a delivery contract for a VacuDry® Unit going to India. A VacuDry® 3 000 plant will be deployed to clean-up mercury contaminated soil from a former factory. Due to the location of the factory and strict environmental regulations, an on-site remediation with highest cleaning efficiency was requested. The ...

  • RemActiv Trials Successful for Pacific National Case Study

    Pacific National engaged environmental engineering consultants RCA Australia to independently assess Ziltek’s RemActiv product as a bioremediation agent for cleaning up diesel spills in the rail industry. Soil collected from the Greta Train Support Facility in New South Wales was compacted into containers and ...


    By Ziltek

  • How To Keep Your Tablet Press Clean

    10 Easy Steps for Cleaning Your Tablet Press Nothing can slow production down like equipment that malfunctions or stops working altogether. Performing regular, preventative maintenance of equipment is essential and helps keep pharmaceutical tablet presses functioning efficiently and smoothly. ...

  • Sharing Outcomes to Support Global Expansion of Sanitation Services

    At SOIL we’re growing a sanitation service in urban Haiti that is setting a global example for how to affordably and sustainable provide safely managed sanitation in rapidly growing urban communities. And we’re extra excited that we’re not the only ones doing this. SOIL is a member of the Container-Based Sanitation Alliance (CBSA), a group formed in 2017 to help address the ...


    By SOIL Haiti

  • Sharing outcomes to support global expansion of Sanitation Services

    At SOIL we’re growing a sanitation service in urban Haiti that is setting a global example for how to affordably and sustainable provide safely managed sanitation in rapidly growing urban communities. And we’re extra excited that we’re not the only ones doing this. SOIL is a member of the Container-Based Sanitation Alliance (CBSA), a group formed in 2017 to help address the ...


    By SOIL Haiti

  • The ABC’s of Cleaning Validation: A Simple Primer

    What is Cleaning Validation? Cleaning validation is used to ensure that a cleaning procedure removes all trace soils, cutting fluids, fingerprints, particulates and cleaning agents from surfaces in regulated processes.  Any residue must be removed to a predetermined level of cleanliness. Cleaning validation processes protect against the cross-contamination of ingredients from one ...

  • Guidelines For Cleaning Pharmaceutical Processing Equipment

    Cleaning pharmaceutical processing equipment is challenging. Cleaning methods, soils present, type of manufacturing equipment, surfaces cleaned, choice of cleaning detergent and temperature should all be considered when setting up a cleaning procedure. Cleaning validation methods are required. The entire cleaning process must be standardized and documented according to the FDA’s cGMP ...

  • An Easy Guide to Understanding Surfactants

    What is a Surfactant? Surfactants are a primary component of cleaning detergents. The word surfactant means surface active agent. As the name implies, surfactants stir up activity on the surface you are cleaning to help trap dirt and remove it from the surface. Surfactants have a hydrophobic (water-hating) tail and a hydrophilic (water-loving) head. The hydrophobic tail of each ...

  • How do I Choose the Best Detergent for My Cleaning Application?

    It’s easy to see that you have a dirty surface that needs to be cleaned. Figuring out what type of cleaner to use can be tricky! Choosing the right product from the outset will make your cleaning task easier, quicker and more efficient. So, how do you know which detergent to use? Dirt is Dirt, Right? Absolutely not! All soils are different and need to be treated properly. A detergent that ...

  • What is the Chemistry That Makes Detergents Work?

    We all have dirty surfaces that need to be cleaned. We see the soil, reach for the detergent, clean the surface and then move on with whatever we were doing, pretty much taking the whole process for granted. Have you ever stopped to think about what happens when you clean a dirty surface? What kind of chemical reactions take place to remove the soil? Why some detergents work better than others? ...

  • Is Your Cleaner Biodegradable?

    When it comes time to choose a product for critical cleaning applications most of us are concerned with performance. We want a powerful cleaner that will remove all soils and get the job done. But, have you ever stopped to wonder about the environmental effects of that product? What if you found a powerful, effective cleaner that was also environmentally friendly and safe ...

  • Destroy Dirt…See How Micro-90® Makes Dirt Disappear

    Removing stubborn soils can be challenging. Oil, grease, gels, wax, dyes, flux, emulsifiers and biological debris are just some of the soils that are difficult to get rid of. It can be a daunting task to find a cleaner powerful enough to remove these soils, and is also non-hazardous and environmentally friendly. Enter Micro-90® ...

  • Cleaning Soil with an Incinerator

    IAEA – Seychelles Tropical Islands risk weak economies with poor diet and loss of biodiversity and soil degradation has a major impact on productivity. Inciner8 technical solutions prove a very positive ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • Mobilization assessment and possibility of increased availability of PAHs in contaminated soil using column tests

    Surfactants are well known to increase solubility/mobility of hydrocarbons and can be used to remediate contaminated water and soil. We wanted to explore if Ivey sol R   106 used at less than the critical micelle concentration (CMC) could effectively mobilize PAH (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) from contaminated soil. The first step was to establish a measurement technique. Hence, a ...


    By Ivey International Inc.

  • Are you using your Cleaner at the Right temperature?

    Establishing a cleaning regimen is no easy feat. So many factors need to be considered: soils, substrates, cleaning method, choice of detergent, length of cleaning cycle, amount of cleaner needed and cleaning temperature. By carefully considering all of these factors, you are on your way to setting up a ...

  • Cleaning and Disinfecting…Why you need to do both

    Cleaning and Disinfecting Are Not The Same Cleaning and disinfecting achieve two distinctly different objectives. Each plays an extremely important role in getting equipment ready to be used for food processing or pharmaceutical manufacturing. It is important to understand the differences between the two, and how each contributes to the overall preparation of manufacturing equipment. ...

  • Achieve Clean…The 5 W’s (and an H) of Cleaning Food & Beverage Processing Equipment

    Keeping equipment clean in food and beverage processing plants is of primary importance for smoothly run operations. This is, however, not an easy accomplishment. Firstly, workers must understand why cleaning is so important. Next, they must learn what soils are present, what surfaces need to be cleaned, which cleaning methods are best suited ...

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