13th Meeting of the European Society of Sonochemistry edition:13 location:Lviv - Ukraine date:01-05 July 2012
The cavitational activity of a tubular sonoreactor was simulated and related to the chemical reaction rate in order to study the effect of different design parameters. The conversion was improved with a factor 10 by optimization of the reactor diameter. Further improvement of the conversion with 20% was achieved by shifting the transducers apart. When the reactor diameter is in the millimeter scale, stainless steel and borosilicate glass walls very well resemble sound-hard walls. The impact on the total conversion can, however, be significant when increasing the diameters to a decimeter scale. A 10% lower conversion was observed with glass walls compared to sound-hard boundaries.