Ultrasonic method offers fast, high quality cleaning process and washes hard to reach areas. This ensures the replacement of highly toxic and expensive flammable solvents with plain water. With the help of high frequency ultrasonic vibrations you can clean an automobile carburetor or injectors within as little as a couple of minutes.
The reason for the acceleration in the treatment of cavitation lies phenomenon of emergence of tiny gas bubbles in liquid. These bubbles implode (explode) and create powerful hydrostreams that wash away all the dirt. With this principle in mind, large manufacturers, like UK-based Hilsonic, produce industrial ultrasonic cleaners (washing machines), baths and small cleaning devices. Ultrasound cleans metals from polishing pastes and precious stones from polishing places, it can easily clean the pipes of complex shapes. In addition to cleaning, ultrasound is capable of producing small burr removal and offer polishing of considerable quality.
Medicine & microbiology
Sonication in liquid media kills microorganisms and therefore it is widely used in medicine and microbiology. There is another implementation of the ultrasonic cleaning – the purification of smoke particles in the air. It will also use ultrasound effect on fog and smoke. The particles in the ultrasonic field are beginning to move, collide and stick together, then they are deposited on the walls. This phenomenon is called ultrasonic coagulation and is used to fight with fog on the ground, on the roads and seaports. (more…)