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

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Title: Simulation of the spatial distribution of the acoustic pressure in sonochemical reactors with numerical methods: a review
Authors: Tudela Montes, Ignacio | Sáez Bernal, Verónica | Esclapez Vicente, María Deseada | Díez García, María Isabel | Bonete Ferrández, Pedro | González García, José
Research Group/s: Grupo de Fotoquímica y Electroquímica de Semiconductores (GFES)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Química Física | Universidad de Alicante. Instituto Universitario de Electroquímica
Keywords: Acoustic pressure | Numerical simulations | Sonochemical reactor | Sonochemistry | Ultrasound
Knowledge Area: Química Física
Issue Date: 8-Dec-2013
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry. 2013, Accepted Manuscript. doi:10.1016/j.ultsonch.2013.11.012
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.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/34625
ISSN: 1350-4177 (Print) | 1873-2828 (Online)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ultsonch.2013.11.012
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ultsonch.2013.11.012
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