Simulation of the spatial distribution of the acoustic pressure in sonochemical reactors with numerical methods: A review

Ignacio Tudela*, Verónica Sáez, María Deseada Esclapez, María Isabel Díez-García, Pedro Bonete, José González-García

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Abstract

Numerical methods for the calculation of the acoustic field inside sonoreactors have rapidly emerged in the last 15 years. This paper summarizes some of the most important works on this topic presented in the past, along with the diverse numerical works that have been published since then, reviewing the state of the art from a qualitative point of view. In this sense, we illustrate and discuss some of the models recently developed by the scientific community to deal with some of the complex events that take place in a sonochemical reactor such as the vibration of the reactor walls and the nonlinear phenomena inherent to the presence of ultrasonic cavitation. In addition, we point out some of the upcoming challenges that must be addressed in order to develop a reliable tool for the proper designing of efficient sonoreactors and the scale-up of sonochemical processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)909-919
Number of pages11
JournalUltrasonics Sonochemistry
Volume21
Issue number3
Early online date8 Dec 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acoustic pressure
  • Numerical simulations
  • Sonochemical reactor
  • Sonochemistry
  • Ultrasound

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