Measuring cavitation and its cleaning effect

B. Verhaagen, David Fernandez Rivas

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The advantages and limitations of techniques for measuring the presence and amount of cavitation, and for quantifying the removal of contaminants, are provided. After reviewing chemical, physical, and biological studies, a universal cause for the cleaning effects of bubbles cannot yet be concluded. An “ideal sensor” with high spatial and temporal resolution is proposed. Such sensor could be used to investigate bubble jetting, shockwaves, streaming, and even chemical effects, by correlating cleaning processes with cavitation effects, generated by hydrodynamics, lasers or ultrasound
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)619-628
Number of pages10
JournalUltrasonics sonochemistry
Early online date20 Mar 2015
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016


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