Ultrasonic cleaning is widely accepted in pharmaceutical, healthcare, electronics, medical device manufacturing, and related industries where product cleanliness is critical during and following production cycles. Powerful but gentle scrubbing action of imploding cavitation bubbles in ultrasonic cleaners is unsurpassed in removing the most tenacious of contaminants. The availability of biodegradable water-based ultrasonic cleaning formulations both broadens the application of sonic cleaning energy and removes disposal concerns associated with earlier used formulations such as trichloroethylene and perchlorethylene.
Correct cleaning solution formulations, along with applicable pre- and post-cleaning procedures, are an important part of compliance with QC and QA standards. Tovatech’s Bob Sandor writes about this in the February 1, 2017, issue of Controlled Environments.