Laboratories are places where the ultrasonic cleaner is a necessity. This is because an ultrasonic cleaner will not only make it easy to keep the apparatus clean but will also save time and reduce the effort of doing so. However, there are some considerations that should be taken care of while using the ultrasonic cleaner especially on materials like glass and plastic while in the laboratory.
Regardless of what you are cleaning in the lab and how much effort it takes, the ultrasonic cleaner will do it faster than you. Be it bottles, beakers, pipes, vials or any other labware, the ultrasonic cleaner is a pro at cleaning such apparatus. Through several studies, it was found out that an ultrasonic cleaner can speed up your cleaning process up to 60 times faster and the best thing is that even at such a speed the results are as perfect as you could expect.
Coming back to the cleaning of apparatus in laboratories, one needs to understand that these instruments are important and critical to use and any dirt or residue can affect the upcoming experiment. Thus, their cleaning is essential.
You must always make it a point to wash all glass items after they are used. If it is possible, let the glass to soak in water for a while. Soaking will ensure that all residues are removed from the glass, which might not remove otherwise.
When you are using the ultrasonic cleaner to clean glass items, make sure to place the glass items in the basket that’s fixed in the tank so that the items don’t touch the bottom of the tank. The bottom is usually vibrating so it is best to avoid glass getting in touch with it.
It is also important to know that there are a few particular cleaning chemicals for instance the highly alkaline detergents that may result in clouding, crazing or cracking the plastic so it is best to read up about different materials and chemicals before using them. Moreover, it is best to avoid plastic materials in the laboratory.
For products apart from glass, try to use the same approach we have mentioned for glass because it is better to be safe than sorry. Don’t let the items touch the bottom of the tank. Instead, just put them in the basket. All items that can be slightly bio hazardous must be taken care off and disposed properly because they can be hazardous for humans.
Labs have so many small apparatus and instruments that need to be cleaned thoroughly and ultrasonic cleaners are the best way to clean them. Ultrasonic cleaners are really efficient for clearing the dirt and residues from all types of lab tools and other microscopy parts or any entrenched samples, sample mounts and other such items. Much like glassware and plastic ware, all items should be taken care of, cleaned properly and given time to dry eventually so they are perfect to use all over again.