What are the most common cleaning methods?

Sterilization and cleaning can be made following two main different methods: with chemical solutions (Clean In-Place/ CIP) or using steam at high temperature (Sterilization in-place/ SIP). In the CIP process the following media are used in different concentrations: Basic solutions (such as caustic soda) used to remove fat and protein part Acid solutions (for example phosphoric acid) to eliminate mineral deposits Oxidizing acids or other oxidizing products (nitric acid, peracetic acid, hydrogen peroxide) to remove bacterial load SIP cleaning is used also to remove bacterial growth.

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