In using an ultrasonic cleaner, choosing the right ultrasonic cleaning solution is very important. Ultrasonic cleaning solution is available in many different formulations. The main ingredients of this type of cleaning liquid are detergents, reactants, energy-storing elements, and surfactants. Various types and quantities of these ingredients are combined to make various types of ultrasonic cleaning liquid.
An ultrasonic cleaner is used to clean different types of objects. For every type of object, there is an appropriate type of ultrasonic cleaning solution to use. To ensure proper cleaning and avoid damaging an object, it is a must to only use the type of cleaning liquid that is most suitable with it.
pH Levels of Ultrasonic Cleaning Solution
The acidity and alkalinity of ultrasonic cleaning solutions vary. The acidity or alkalinity of a solution should be considered in choosing the cleaning liquid to use in cleaning a particular item.
- For cleaning soft metals, cleaning liquids with low pH should be used. Soft metals are easily damaged by cavitation that is why they should only be cleaned using solutions with low acidity.
- Neutral pH solutions should be used to clean delicate items such as surgical tools.
- Cleaning solutions with high pH must be used for industrial cleaning purposes.