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, USA, 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