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Bubble population phenomena in sonochemical reactor: II. Estimation of bubble size distribution and its number density by simple coalescence model calculation

Iida, Y, Ashokkumar, M, Tuziuti, T, Kozuka, T, Yasui, K, Towata, A and Lee, J (2010) Bubble population phenomena in sonochemical reactor: II. Estimation of bubble size distribution and its number density by simple coalescence model calculation Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 17 (2). pp. 480-486.

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Abstract

A simple bubble population model, with emphasis on the bubble–bubble coalescence, is proposed. In this model, the bubble size distribution is simulated through the iteration of fundamental bubble population process: generation, dissolution, and coalescence. With this simple modelling, the bubble size distribution experimentally observed by the pulsed laser diffraction method and the void rate obtained by the capillary system at 443 kHz were successfully simulated. The experimental results on the bubble population growth by the repetitive pulsed sonication and the effect of pulse width on the bubble population were recreated by the numerical simulation in a semi-quantitative manner. The importance of coalescence of bubbles especially for the effect of addition of surfactant is demonstrated. By decreasing the coalescence frequency by one order of magnitude in the simulation, both the drastic decrease in the total bubble volume as well as the depression of bubble size distribution centring from a few tens of microns in water to a few microns in a dilute surfactant solution can be simultaneously derived.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Chemical and Process Engineering
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Chemical and Process Engineering
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Iida, YUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ashokkumar, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Tuziuti, TUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Kozuka, TUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Yasui, KUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Towata, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lee, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : February 2010
Identification Number : 10.1016/j.ultsonch.2009.08.017
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Uncontrolled Keywords : Science & Technology, Technology, Physical Sciences, Acoustics, Chemistry, Multidisciplinary, Chemistry, ACOUSTICS, CHEMISTRY, MULTIDISCIPLINARY, Cavitation bubbles, Multibubble system, Modelling, Bubble size distribution, Void rate, SURFACE-ACTIVE SOLUTES, ACOUSTIC CAVITATION, SPATIOTEMPORAL DYNAMICS, RECTIFIED DIFFUSION, FREQUENCY REACTOR, ULTRASOUND WAVES, CLOUDS
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 04 Aug 2016 15:13
Last Modified : 04 Aug 2016 15:13
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/809184

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