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An activated fluid stream – new techniques for cold water cleaning

An activated fluid stream – new techniques for cold water cleaning
An activated fluid stream – new techniques for cold water cleaning
Electrochemical, acoustic and imaging techniques are used to characterise surface cleaning with particular emphasis on the understanding of the key phenomena relevant to surface cleaning. A range of novel techniques designed to enhance and monitor the effective cleaning of a solid/liquid interface is presented. Among the techniques presented, mass transfer of material to a sensor embedded in a surface is demonstrated to be useful in the further exploration of ultrasonic cleaning of high aspect ratio micropores. In addition the effect of micropore size on the cleaning efficacy is demonstrated. The design and performance of a new cleaning system reliant on the activation of bubbles within a free flowing stream is presented. This device utilised acoustic activation of bubbles within the stream and at a variety of substrates. Finally, a controlled bubble swarm is generated in the stream using electrolysis, and its effect on both acoustic output and cleaning performance are compared to the case when no bubbles are added. This will demonstrate the active role that the electrochemically generated bubble swarm can have in extending the spatial zone over which cleaning is achieved.
bubble swarm, cleaning, stream, ultrasound, electrochemical
1350-4177
612-618
Birkin, Peter R.
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Offin, Douglas G.
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Leighton, Timothy G.
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Birkin, Peter R.
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Offin, Douglas G.
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Leighton, Timothy G.
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Birkin, Peter R., Offin, Douglas G. and Leighton, Timothy G. (2016) An activated fluid stream – new techniques for cold water cleaning. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 29, 612-618. (doi:10.1016/j.ultsonch.2015.10.001).

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Abstract

Electrochemical, acoustic and imaging techniques are used to characterise surface cleaning with particular emphasis on the understanding of the key phenomena relevant to surface cleaning. A range of novel techniques designed to enhance and monitor the effective cleaning of a solid/liquid interface is presented. Among the techniques presented, mass transfer of material to a sensor embedded in a surface is demonstrated to be useful in the further exploration of ultrasonic cleaning of high aspect ratio micropores. In addition the effect of micropore size on the cleaning efficacy is demonstrated. The design and performance of a new cleaning system reliant on the activation of bubbles within a free flowing stream is presented. This device utilised acoustic activation of bubbles within the stream and at a variety of substrates. Finally, a controlled bubble swarm is generated in the stream using electrolysis, and its effect on both acoustic output and cleaning performance are compared to the case when no bubbles are added. This will demonstrate the active role that the electrochemically generated bubble swarm can have in extending the spatial zone over which cleaning is achieved.

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Accepted/In Press date: 1 October 2015
e-pub ahead of print date: 9 October 2015
Published date: March 2016
Keywords: bubble swarm, cleaning, stream, ultrasound, electrochemical
Organisations: Chemistry, Inst. Sound & Vibration Research

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Local EPrints ID: 382666
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/382666
ISSN: 1350-4177
PURE UUID: c2235e11-d91c-4d03-b8aa-35ed1a79d046
ORCID for Peter R. Birkin: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6656-4074
ORCID for Timothy G. Leighton: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1649-8750

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Date deposited: 13 Oct 2015 13:33
Last modified: 14 Jul 2018 00:36

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