Title: Investigation of Design Parameters in Ultrasound Reactors
Authors: Jordens, Jeroen ×
Degrève, Jan
Braeken, Leen
Van Gerven, Tom #
Issue Date: Jun-2012
Conference: 13th Meeting of the European Society of Sonochemistry edition:13 location:Lviv - Ukraine date:01-05 July 2012
Abstract: 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.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IMa
Appears in Collections:Process Engineering for Sustainable Systems Section
Bio- & Chemical Systems Technology, Reactor Engineering and Safety Section
Sustainable Chemical Process Technology TC, Technology Campus Diepenbeek
Sustainable Chemical Process Technology TC
× corresponding author
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