Sonochemical reactors: Review on features, advantages and limitations

Asgharzadehahmadi, S, Raman, A, Parthasarathy, R and Sajjadi, B 2016, 'Sonochemical reactors: Review on features, advantages and limitations', Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 63, pp. 302-314.


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Title Sonochemical reactors: Review on features, advantages and limitations
Author(s) Asgharzadehahmadi, S
Raman, A
Parthasarathy, R
Sajjadi, B
Year 2016
Journal name Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Volume number 63
Start page 302
End page 314
Total pages 13
Publisher Elsevier Ltd
Abstract Sonochemical reactors operate based on the release of high amount of energy from ultrasonic irradiations. More application in chemical processes are being developed using these reactors. But the potential of their applications are still limited largely due to the lack of understanding about their design, operational and performance characteristics. A detail review is therefore conducted on available literature in this paper. From the review, the design features of sonochemical reactors are defined by different types, number and position of ultrasonic transducers, whereas their operational parameters are determined by ultrasonic frequency and intensity. As in the case of stirred vessel, sonochemical reactors can be also characterized for their performance based on mass transfer, mixing time and flow pattern. The review claims that sonochemical reactors have potential to be more energy efficient compared to stirred vessel if designed and operated appropriately.
Subject Chemical Engineering not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Acoustic cavitations
Acoustic streaming
Mixing
Operating parameters
Sonochemical reactors
Ultrasound
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.rser.2016.05.030
Copyright notice © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN 1364-0321
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