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wee p
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biofilm removal

Can anyone tell me if passivation of a stainless steel tank will remove or inactivate a biofilm?

Arvind Singh Pundir
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passivation process of

passivation process of cleaning stainless steel tanks involves cleaning with NaOH and citric acid followed by nitric acid (up to 20% at 120F) and a complete water rinse. This process will restore the film, remove metal particles, dirt, and welding generated compounds (e.g. oxides).

In the context of corrosion, passivation is the spontaneous formation of a hard non-reactive surface film that inhibits further corrosion. This layer is usually an oxide or nitride that is a few atoms thick
if both the above process are followed Biofilm can be removed
Interesting article to go through
also referHow to remove Biofilm in water system

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It is  acid and alkali

It is  acid and alkali treatment and it should remove biofilm.
does anyone want to note pharmacopoeial take on this? Is it part of cleaning validation?

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Hi wee p, go to www.astropak

Hi wee p, go to  Astro Pak is the passivation expert in the U.S.  They even have a blog where you can ask their Chief Scientist all of your cleaning and passivation questions.  It's called "As Doc".  Good luck!

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Hi visit this site. they have

Hi visit this site. they have good experience