Chapter 15. Theories of Alkaline Cleaners

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. T. W. Bernett and
  2. H. W. Krebs

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470312964.ch15

Proceedings of the 51st Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical Forum: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 11, Issue 5/6

Proceedings of the 51st Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical Forum: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 11, Issue 5/6

How to Cite

Bernett, T. W. and Krebs, H. W. (2008) Theories of Alkaline Cleaners, in Proceedings of the 51st Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical Forum: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 11, Issue 5/6 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470312964.ch15

Author Information

  1. Pennwalt Inc. Oakville, Ontario

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1990

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374917

Online ISBN: 9780470312964

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Keywords:

  • alkaline;
  • ingredients;
  • hydrolysis;
  • miscibility;
  • emulsion

Summary

The wide variety of soils encountered in preparation of steel for porcelain enameling is discussed. The need for total soil removal is underlined. The importance of a well-balanced, efficient alkaline cleaner is stressed. Theories of component parts of cleaner formulations are discussed.