Volume XIV, Issue 6 - July 2017

Feature: Ultrasonic Rinsing

Knowledge is Power: Upcoming programs featuring the “Cleaning Lady and Rocket Scientist”

Ed and Barbara Kanegsberg of BFK Solutions proved to be the vital resource we were looking for to clarify the murky waters surrounding the field of critical cleaning.
Kaleb Baker
Quality Manager
Wasco Switches and Sensors

Feature Article

Ultrasonic Rinsing?

Barbara Kanegsberg, BFK Solutions

“Enjoying your newsletter. Wondering if you can comment on using ultrasonics during rinsing.” Clean Source subscriber

Our short answer is: All other things, being equal, use ultrasonics not only during cleaning but during rinsing. Ultrasonics are necessary to access and remove soil during the wash (or clean) step; and ultrasonics are also a good idea during the rinse step. Here’s why ultrasonics in the rinse tank can improve process effectiveness and product quality.

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Knowledge is Power

In Person, Virtual, or Recorded Workshop: “Quality Critical Cleaning and Cleaning Validation Processes”

Critical product cleaning is distinct from sterilization. Failure to clean properly can pose risks in such applications as pharmaceuticals, biopharm, medical devices, and food processing.

At this 3-day, interactive, accredited course, Ed and Barbara Kanegsberg teach principles and practice of critical cleaning and cleaning validation in life-science applications. The course is October 16 – 18, 2017 in New Brunswick, NJ.


Two-day Hands-on Cleaning Workshop   – May, 2018

Darren Williams of Sam Houston State University (SHSU) will partner with Barbara and Ed Kanegsberg of BFK Solutions to present the “Product Quality Cleaning Workshop.” The program combines teaching and hands-on testing in the lab/demonstration area, so you understand the principles of cleaning and see how cleaning processes actually work.  The workshop is on the SHSU campus in Huntsville, TX, May 16 – 17, 2018.  Check the website and brochure; you can also contact us for more information.


Tech Expo, Southern California
The Cleaning Lady and the Rocket Scientist are pleased to present “Effective Cleaning Approaches for Southern California Electronics Assemblers,” one of three technical sessions at LA/OC SMTA 7th Annual Expo & Tech Forum.  The one-day program takes place November 2, 2017 in Long Beach, CA.  The expo is always educational  – and fun.


About BFK Solutions

We’re independent. We don’t sell chemicals or cleaning equipment; and we don’t take commissions. Instead, we work for you. This saves you cold hard cash. We use our 30 years of experience to help you make good decisions about your cleaning processes, your manufacturing processes, your business. Check our website; send us an email; give us a call. We always like to hear from you.

Are there things you don’t understand about critical, precision, or general product cleaning? Contact us - we’ll get back to you! We may even address the question in CleanSource or in our column for Product Finishing or Production Machining. And, because we respect the privacy of our clients and colleagues, we’ll identify you only if you ask us to.