Aqueous Cleaning

Aqueous Cleaning processes involve water soluble chemicals. The choice of chemical will depend on the specific application such as passivation, neutralization, surfactant cleaning, chemically reactive processes, scale removal, oxidation/reduction, pH adjustment, etc.

  • Examples of water soluble chemicals used in aqueous cleaning: Detergents, acids, alkalis, and mixtures of various chemicals used for targeting specific contaminants.

Aqueous cleaning processes at Carolina Filters include the use of acids, alkalis, and specialty mixtures of water soluble chemicals. The specific water soluble chemical will depend on the application, such as passivation, scale or particulate removal, pH adjustment, or targeted contaminant removal.

Benefits of aqueous cleaning include:

  • Ready availability of cleaning water such as with wells or municipal sources
  • Possible recycling of wash waters by removing contaminant
  • Water treatment can return used water to lakes and streams as a renewable resource
  • No organic solvents

Common types of parts used in Aqueous Cleaning Process:

  •  300-Series stainless steel filters, baskets, and screens
  • Process piping
  • Static mixers
  • Housings & vessels
  • Dies
  • Spinnerets
  • Miscellaneous stainless steel parts
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