Utrasonic topic: "Sonication - Applications and Advantages"
Sonication (also termed ultrasonication) is the application of low frequency, high intensity ultrasound waves into a liquid or pastes medium. Acoustic cavitation generated by intense sonication creates energy-dense conditions such as high pressure and temperature differentials as well as high shear forces and turbulences. Those ultrasonically generated forces break particles and droplets, disrupt cells and initiate chemical reaction. Due to these effects, sonication is used for homogenisation, wet-milling & dispersing, emulsification, extraction and sonochemistry. Read more about the manifold advantages of sonication and learn how your process can benefit from the application of power ultrasound!
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Ultrasonic dismembrators are commonly used in the laboratory, bench-top and industry to prepare homogeneous colloidal suspensions such as emulsions and dispersions with droplet or particle sizes in the submicron- and nano-range. Furthermore, ultrasonic dismembrators are used for cell disruption,…https://www.hielscher.com/most-efficient-ultrasonic-dismembrators.htm
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is a huge waste source coming mostly from used water and beverage bottles. Until recently, recycling of PET resulted in low quality plastics. A new mutant enzyme promises the degradation of PET into pristine raw material,…https://www.hielscher.com/ultrasonically-promoted-enzymatic-plastic-recycling.htm
Ultrasonication is a powerful tool used in biology, molecular chemistry and biochemistry as well as in the production of pharmaceuticals. Bio-sciences use ultrasonic homogenizers to lyse cells and extract proteins and other intracellular materials, the pharma industry applied ultrasonics…https://www.hielscher.com/coronavirus-covid-19-sars-cov-2-and-ultrasonics.htm
Liposomal vitamin formulations are known for their higher bioavailability and absorption rate. Vitamin C, an antioxidant, is a common supplement used in nutritional and medical drugs to support the human body's own immune system. Ultrasonication is a reliable and…https://www.hielscher.com/liposomal-vitamin-c-production-with-ultrasonics.htm
Hops and hop extracts are essential ingredients for the production of beer. The alpha-acids a-caryophyllene (humulone) and beta-caryophyllene (humulene) are important flavour compounds, which give beer its bitterness and contribute to its aroma, foam structure, and microbiological stability. Ultrasonic extraction…https://www.hielscher.com/efficient-production-of-hops-extracts-by-sonication.htm
Ultrasonically assisted dyeing of fibers and fabrics improves the penetration of the dye into the fiber pores and increases colour strength and colour fastness significantly. Ultrasonic dyeing is a rapid process, which can be run under mild conditions and…https://www.hielscher.com/improved-textile-fiber-dyeing-with-ultrasonics.htm
To exploit the exceptional functionalities of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), they must be homogeneously dispersed. Ultrasonic dispersers are the most common tool to distribute CNTs into aqueous and solvent-based suspensions. The ultrasonic dispersing technology creates sufficiently high shear energy to…https://www.hielscher.com/uniformly-dispersed-nanotubes-by-sonication.htm
Chitosan is a chitin-derived biopolymer which has many applications in pharma, food, agriculture and industry. Ultrasonic deacetylation of chitin to chitosan intensifies the treatment significantly - leading to an efficient and fast process with a high chitosan yield of…https://www.hielscher.com/ultrasonic-deacetylation-of-chitin-to-chitosan.htm
The worldwide demand for phosphor is increasing, whilst the supply of natural phosphorus resources are getting scarce. Sewage sludge and sewage sludge ash are rich in phosphorus and can be therefore used as source to reclaim phosphorus. The ultrasonic…https://www.hielscher.com/ultrasonic-phosphor-recovery-from-sewage-sludge.htm
Pectins are a very frequently used food additive, mainly added for its gelling effects. Ultrasonic extraction increases the yield and quality of pectin extracts significantly. Sonication is known for its process intensifying effects, which are already used in manifold…https://www.hielscher.com/ultrasonic-pectin-extraction-from-fruit-and-bio-waste.htm
Medicinal mushrooms are known since ancient times for their exceptional health benefits. Recently, medicinal fungi turn into a mainstream commodity to improve health and to boost energy. In order to experience the full spectrum of health supporting effects of…https://www.hielscher.com/ultrasonic-extraction-of-medicinal-mushrooms.htm
Ultrasonic extraction and malaxation increases the yield during avocado oil production. Sonication is a gentle non-thermal process and thereby is appropriate to produce the highest grade of avocado oil. The ultrasonically assisted oil pressing improves yield, maintains high oil…https://www.hielscher.com/ultrasonic-avocado-oil-extraction.htm