Cavitation Reaction Engineering

Cavitation Reaction Engineering

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The literature on cavitation chemistry is ripe with conjectures, possibilities, heuris­ tic arguments, and intelligent guesses. The chemical effects of cavitation have been explained by means of many theories, consisting of empirical constants, adjustable parameters, and the like. The chemists working with cavitation chemistry agree that the phenomenon is very complex and system specific. Mathematicians and physi­ cists have offered partial solutions to the observed phenomena on the basis of cavitation parameters, whereas chemists have attempted explanations based on the modes of reaction and the detection of intermediate chemical species. Nevertheless, no one has been able to formulate a unified theme, however crude, for its effects on the basis of the known parameters, such as cavitation and transient chemistry involving extremely high temperatures of nanosecond durations. When one surveys the literature on cavitation-assisted reactions, it is clear that the approach so far has been "Edisonian" in nature. While a large number of reactions have showed either enhanced yields or reduced reaction times, many reactions have remained unaffected in the presence of cavitation. The success or failure of cavitation reactions ultimately depends on the collapse of the cavity. Cavitation chemistry is based on the principles of the formation of small transient cavities, their growth and implosion, which produce chemical reactions caused by the generation of extreme pressures and temperatures and a high degree of micro­ turbulence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461371687
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 07/13/2013
Series: The Plenum Chemical Engineering Series
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1999
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

1. Sources and Types of Cavitation.- 1.1. Introduction.- 1.2. Hydrodynamic Cavitation.- 1.2a. Cavitation Number.- 1.3. Acoustic Cavitation.- 1.4. Optic and Particle Cavitation.- 2. Cavitation Bubble Dynamics.- 2.1. Introduction.- 2.2. Bubble Dynamics.- 2.2a. Bubble Nuclei: Blake Threshold.- 2.2b. Dynamic Equations of a Spherical Bubble: Analysis of an Empty Bubble.- 2.2c. Dynamics of a Gas Bubble.- 2.2d. Equation Involving Compressibility of a Liquid.- 2.2e. Rayleigh Analysis of a Cavity and Its Extensions.- 2.2f. Adiabatic Collapse of a Gas-Filled Cavity.- 2.2g. Damping of Stable Bubbles.- 2.2h. Modifications for Hydrodynamic Cavitation.- 2.3. Cluster Dynamics.- 2.3a. Model Equations for Cluster Dynamics.- 2.4. Heat and Mass Transfer Effects in Cavitation.- 2.4a. Rectified Diffusion.- 2.4b. Rectified Heat Transfer in Bubble Oscillations.- 2.4c. Effect of Simultaneous Diffusion and Evaporation on Bubble Dynamics.- 2.5. Concluding Remarks.- 3. Factors Affecting Cavitation Behavior.- 3.1. Introduction.- 3.2. Factors Affecting Cavity Behavior in Hydrodynamic Cavitation.- 3.2a. Recovered Discharge Pressure and Time of Pressure Recovery.- 3.2b. Downstream Pipe Size.- 3.2c. Orifice-to-Pipe Diameter Ratio.- 3.2d. Initial Bubble Radius and the Noncondensable Gas Fraction in Cavitating Liquids.- 3.3. Factors Affecting Cavity Behavior in Acoustic Cavitation.- 3.3a. Acoustic Frequency.- 3.3b. Acoustic Intensity.- 3.3c. External Pressure.- 3.3d. Nature of the Dissolved Gas.- 3.3e. Physical Properties of the Cavitating Medium.- 3.3f. Pretreatment of the Liquid.- 3.3g. Bulk Liquid Temperature.- 3.3h. Initial Bubble Radius.- 3.4. Factors Affecting Optical Cavitation.- 3.5. Factors Affecting Cavity Cluster Behavior in Hydrodynamic Cavitation.- 3.5a. Effect of Recovery Pressure.- 3.5b. Effect of Time of Pressure Recovery.- 3.5c. Effect of Initial Cluster Radius.- 3.5d. Effect of Bubble Volume Fraction.- 3.6. Factors Affecting Cavity Cluster Behavior in Acoustic Cavitation.- 3.7. Concluding Remarks.- 4. Gas-Liquid Cavitation Chemistry.- 4.1. Introduction.- 4.2. Mechanisms for Cavitation Reaction.- 4.3. Factors Affecting Cavitation Chemistry.- 4.3a. Acoustic Frequency.- 4.3b. Acoustic Intensity.- 4.3c. External Pressure.- 4.3d. Gas Solubility.- 4.3e. Nature of the Gas.- 4.3f. Liquid Properties.- 4.3g. Bulk Temperature.- 4.4. Inorganic and Organic Cavitation Reactions.- 4.4a. Water.- 4.4b. Effect of Other Dissolved Gases.- 4.4c. Inorganic Reactions.- 4.4d. Organic Reactions.- 4.4e. Solute Hydrophobicity and Reactivity.- 4.5. Depolymerization and Repolymerization Reactions.- 4.6. Ultrasound and Homogeneous Oxidation.- 4.7. Ultrasound and Liquid-Liquid Phase-Transfer Reactions.- 5. Gas-Liquid-Solid Cavitation Chemistry.- 5.1. Introduction.- 5.2. General Effects of Ultrasound on Gas-Liquid-Solid Reactions.- 5.2a. Surface Cleaning.- 5.2b. Morphological Changes in Metal Catalysts.- 5.2c. Cavitation Erosion.- 5.2d. Shape, Size, and Specific Area of Particle.- 5.2e. Improved Mass Transport.- 5.2f. Mechanisms for Gas-Liquid-Solid Cavitation Reaction.- 5.3. Specific Role of Ultrasound on Gas-Liquid-Solid Reactions.- 5.3a. Catalyst and Reagent Preparation.- 5.3b. Effects of Ultrasound on Catalyst-Reagent Activation.- 5.3c. Catalyst Induction Period.- 5.3d. Reactions with Continuous Ultrasound.- 5.3e. Effects of Ultrasound on Catalyst Regeneration.- 5.4. Case Studies.- 5.4a. Cavitation Effect on Heterogeneous Catalytic Oxidation.- 5.4b. Cavitation Effect on Liquid-Solid Phase-Transfer Reactions.- 5.4c. Cavitation Effect on Gas-Liquid-Solid Biological Reactions.- 5.4d. Cavitation Effect on Photo-oxidation Reactions.- 5.4e. Cavitation-Induced Microfusion.- 6. Cavitation Reactors.- 6.1. Introduction.- 6.2. Hydrodynamic Cavitation Reactors.- 6.2a. High-Pressure Homogenizer.- 6.3. Acoustic Cavitation Reactors.- 6.3a. Transducers and Horns.- 6.3b. Measurements of Acoustic Power.- 6.3c. Methods for Measuring Amplitude.- 6.3d. Hydrophones.- 6.3e. Sonochemical Reactor Geometries.- 6.3f. Qualitative Considerations for Reactor Choice, Scaleup, and Optimization.- 6.4. Laser Cavitation Reactors.- 6.5. Some Additional Considerations for Flow Reactors.- 6.6. Health and Safety Aspects of Laboratory Reactors.- 6.7. Integration of Cavitation into Existing Scaled-Up Processes.- 6.8. Concluding Remarks.- 7. Models for Cavitation Reactors.- 7.1. Introduction.- 7.2. General Considerations for a Gas-Liquid Cavitation Reactor Model.- 7.2a. Bubble Dynamics.- 7.2b. Pyrolysis Reactions in the Bubble.- 7.2c. Free Radical Reactions in the Liquid Film.- 7.3. Modeling a Batch Gas-Liquid Acoustic Reactor.- 7.3a. Physical Description.- 7.3b. Model Equations and Analysis.- 7.3c. Further Improvements in the Model.- 7.4. Characterization of the Reaction Zone.- 7.4a. Physical Description.- 7.4b. Reaction Zone based on Probability Density function.- 7.5. Reactor Design and Scaleup based on the Concept of Cavitation Yield.- 7.6. Memory Effect in a Loop Cavitation Reactor.- 7.7. Concluding Remarks.- 8. Energy Efficiency and the Economics of the Cavitation Conversion Process.- 8.1. Introduction.- 8.2. Efficiency of Energy Transformation.- 8.2a. Steps for Energy Transformation.- 8.2b. Equipment Efficiency.- 8.2c. Energy Efficiency for the Cavity Implosion.- 8.2d. Cavitation Yield Model.- 8.2e. G-Method for Energy Efficiency.- 8.2f. Case Studies.- 8.3. Economics of Cavitation Conversion Processes.- 8.3a. Case Study 1.- 8.3b. Case Study 2.- 8.3c. Sonochemistry vs. Photochemistry.- 8.4. Concluding Remarks.- 9. CAV-OX Process.- 9.1. Introduction.- 9.2. Description of Process.- 9.3. Process Economics.- 9.4. Case Studies.- Case 1. Superfund Site for Wood-Treatment, Pensacola, Florida.- Case 2. Chevron Service Station, Long Beach, California.- Case 3. Presidio Army Base, San Francisco, California.- Case 4. Chemical Plant, East Coast, United States.- Case 5. Mannesmann Anlagenbau, Salzburg, Austria.- Case 6. Steel Mill, South Korea.- Case 7. Perdue Farms, Bridgewater, Virginia.- Case 8. Southern California Edison, Los Angeles, California.- Case 9. Corporacion Mexicana de Investigacion en Materials, S.A. de C.V. (CMIMSA).- Case 10. University of Natal, Durban, South Africa.- Nomenclature.- References.

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