How often should I change my plating rinse water?
You can’t clean something with dirty water, so how do you know when it’s time for a change?
If you use an aggressive electrocleaner like Krohn Heavy Duty Electrocleaner or ElectroKing™ you can monitor the pH. Once the pH rises above 8 it’s time to replace the distilled water in your rinse container because your plating solution can now be contaminated by the cleaner in your rinse water.
If you’re using a chlorinated cleaner or one made with ammonia when your rinse water picks up the odor of chlorine or ammonia, it’s time for a change. But there is an easier way. One that’s easier to test, easier on the nose and skin, and easier on the environment without compromising performance.
Krohn Tivaclean was developed with these issues in mind, formulated with no ammonia or chlorinated solvents and an added bio catalyst to insure biodegradability. Tivaclean has all the power of the chemically aggressive and strong smelling electrocleaners without the harsh chemicals.
Tivaclean is an orange powder and turns green when mixed with water. This feature ensures full rinsing while coloring the rinse water as drag out builds up.
When the color of the Tivaclean changes your rinse water from clear to yellow, you know it’s time to replace the rinse water, and remember to keep all your beakers covered when not in use.