The following are critical criteria for cleaners to maintain your ASI Suction System:
#1) Must Have Protease Enzyme
Protease is a class of enzyme that is highly effective at breaking down the protein solids in blood and saliva. The protease enzyme has proven effective in keeping the walls of the suction tubing and canister clean and odor free.
#2) Must Be Non-Foaming
The suction cleaner needs to be non-foaming to prevent foam from being suctioned down into the vacuum pump
#3) Must Be pH Balanced
Cleaning solutions must be pH balanced between 6 to 8 (on a scale of 1 to 14). If the solution is not pH balanced it can release the mercury from the amalgam, causing it to be flushed with the water discharge and not collected (eventually reaching water ways and streams). This is an EPA requirement when using an amalgam separator.