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Reactor Construction Techniques

Our Ultrasonic Processing hardware fall into two basic groups; large Flat Plate Resonators and point source Ultrasonic Power Probes. Each group differs in acoustic performance, production capacity, required maintenance and the ability to be scaled into a large production system.

The reactor style best suited for your installation requirements is determined by the ultrasonic performance necessary, the volumetric processing capacity required, and the method in which your material is passed through the Ultrasonic Processing Chamber.

 

Single Frequency Systems
We offer a vast array of ultrasonic equipment for many processing situations.  The majority of our popular products fall into the category of large Flat Plate Resonators also known as Diaphragm Plates.  The Diaphragm Plate is the acoustic sound source that projects a sound field into the processing solution. The Diaphragm Plate vibrates at the resonant frequency of the attached transducers.

This Ultrasonic Immersible illustrates the essential elements of an Ultrasonic Processing System.  a) The process solution must be in intimate contact with the Diaphragm Plate.  b) The transducers must vibrate at a constant and consistent peak-to-peak displacement.  c) A sound field of longitudinal pressures waves located in front of the Diaphragm Plate is the ultrasonic processing zone where useful work is performed.  d) The ultrasonic hardware is packaged to prevent process solution contamination.

 

Dual-Frequency Systems
Our Dual-Frequency systems focuses the acoustic energy from (2) independent sound sources into a single Reaction Chamber.  This technique maximizes the ultrasonic reaction kinetics for the time and space allotted.  The Dual-Frequency arrangement also assures uniform ultrasonic treatment for all material passing through the Reaction Cell.

The processing cavity located between the two opposing diaphragm plates is uniformly energized across the width and gap.  The gap between the (2) diaphragm plates determines the Reactor's acoustic density (Watts/liter).  The process reaction kinetics and throughput requirements define the ultrasonic power level and dwell time needed for process scale-up.

 

Our Dual-Frequency Processing Technology:
Our Dual-Frequency Processing Technology combines multiple resources to accelerate the reaction kinetics within the acoustically activated processing chamber.  The size of the gap/cavity between the (2) diaphragm plates effects the Reactor's acoustic density (Watts/liter).  The process reaction kinetics and throughput requirements define the ultrasonic power level and dwell time needed for process scale-up. 

 

 

February 14, 2002, RCT.WEB