I want to reuse some plastic and glass items that I am using to do colorimetric concentration analysis of serum and urine. There are some enzymatic assays, mineral assays and so on. I have been trying to soak in hydrochloric acid (pH 1.5) for 30 minutes and rinse in distilled water. But it seems the items are not satisfactory clean because when I use them, it seems drops cling to the surface as if there are microscopic impurities on the surface.
What is recommended for cleaning in this situation?