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Ultrasonic wave propagation in cylindrical vessels and implications for ultrasonic reactor design

Mutasa, T. and Gachagan, A. and Nordon, A. and O'Leary, R.L. (2011) Ultrasonic wave propagation in cylindrical vessels and implications for ultrasonic reactor design. In: Proceedings 2010 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium. IEEE, New York, pp. 1470-1473. ISBN 9781457703829

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Abstract

Reactors in which processes are enhanced by ultrasound are hampered by the lack of a theoretical framework on their design. Simulation results of ultrasonic wave propagation in a cylindrical geometry are presented in this work, which are then used to develop guidelines for the design of ultrasonic reactors. These guidelines are used to design a new type of reactor with a novel geometry, operating at a frequency of 27kHz, 39kHz and 82kHz. This reactor is characterized using Weissler's reaction dosimetry