Ramp-up Slow and Insufficient Manufacturing Processes

Ultrasonication is a well-established process intensifying technique, which is used in many kinds of liquid applications such as homogenization, mixing, dispersing, wet-milling, emulsification as well as improving heterogeneous chemical reactions. If your production process is underperforming and does not achieve specific manufacturing goals, you might want to consider ultrasonication as process booster.

Ultrasonic Mixing, Homogenization, and Dispersion

Ultrasonication is a highly efficient technique to mix, blend, homogenize, disperse and emulsify solid-liquid and liquid-liquid systems. Ultrasonic high-shear mixers break particles and droplets and reduce their size efficiently so that a stable, homogeneous mixture is obtained. An important advantage of ultrasonic mixing is the effortless handling of liquids and slurries with very slow to very high, paste-like viscosities. Even abrasive particles are no problem for ultrasonic mixers.
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Ultrasonicator for mixing, dispersing and deagglomeration of solid-liqud and liquid-liquid systems

The ultrasonic processor UIP16000 is a high-performance, process intensifying homogenizer for all kinds of mixing applications

Sonochemical Applications

Mixing solid-liquid and liquid-liquid systems with high-power ultrasound, mass transfer between two or more phases or components of the mixture is improved. Increased mass transfer is well known to positively influence many chemical reactions such as heterogeneous catalysis. Additionally, ultrasonic cavitation introduces high energy into chemical systems thereby initiating reactions and/or changing reaction pathways. This leads to significantly improved chemical conversion rates and yields. Sonochemical equipment and reactors are commonly used for transesterification, polymerization, desulphurization, sol-gel processes and many other heterogeneous catalytic and synthetic organic reactions. Read more about sonochemical reactions!

Ultrasonic Applications in the Food Industry

Ultrasonic high-shear homogenization is a non-thermal technology that is used in manifold manufacturing processes of food, beverages and dietary supplements. Ultrasonic extraction is used in the production of sauces, soups, juices, smoothies, dietary supplements (e.g., elderberry, cannabis) in order to release flavour compounds, colour pigments, vitamins and nutritional components in order to create a more flavour-intense, healthier food product. Due to the extracted flavour compounds and natural sugars, the addition of refined sugar and synthetic flavour additives can be avoided. Read more about ultrasonic processing of food and beverages!

Ultrasonication is applied during food processing in order to intensify and improve

Ultrasonic Synthesis and Functionalization of Nanomaterials

Ultrasonic processing and the resulting acoustic cavitation can put extreme stress on particles and break them controlled down to sub-micron and nano size. The phenomenon of acoustic cavitation creates high shear, turbulences, very high pressure and temperature differentials. These intense conditions occur as result of the bubble implosion which can be observed when high power ultrasound creates alternating high-pressure, low-pressure cycles in the medium. Whilst liquid jets and interparticle collision impinge, erode and shatter particles, the occurring quasi-hydrostatic pressure can modify particle microstructures such as porosity. Ultrasonic nanoparticle functionalization allows to synthesize high-performance materials with improved thermal stability, extraordinary tensile strength, ductility, thermal and electrical conductivity, optical properties etc. of the nanomaterials.
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Ultrasonication – Synergistic Effects

Ultrasonication can either replace an underperforming machine or be combined with almost any available liquid processing technique in order to refine and upgrade the subpar results. Hielscher probe ultrasonicator are integrated in existing manufacturing lines with

  • colloid mixers & mills
  • bead / pearl mills
  • high-shear mixers
  • high-pressure homogenizers
  • blade mixers / rotor-stator mixers
  • heat pasteurization (HTST)
  • High-intensity pulsed electric field (HELP)
  • microwave
  • ultraviolet light (UV)
  • electrochemistry
  • hurdle technologies
  • CO2 extractors
Ultrasonic high-performance dispersers are used in many industries such as food, nanotechnology, chemistry, pharma, and material science.

Ultrasonic installation of 3x UIP1000hdT for heavy duty processes

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Ultrasonicator UP200St (200W) dispersing carbon black in water using 1%wt Tween80 as surfactant
Wether installed alone or in combination with conventional processing techniques for synergistic effects, the integration of ultrasonication results in improved and intensified processes.

High-Performance Ultrasonic Systems for Process Intensification

The UIP4000hdT is a 4000 watts powerful ultrasonic inline mixer.Hielscher Ultrasonic designs, manufactures and distributes high-performance ultrasonicators for heavy-duty applications. Our portfolio covers the whole range from compact lab ultrasonicators to bench-top and fully-industrial ultrasonic processors, which enables us to recommend the ideal ultrasonic setup for your application and processing volume.
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The table below gives you an indication of the approximate processing capacity of our ultrasonicators:

Batch Volume Flow Rate Recommended Devices
1 to 500mL 10 to 200mL/min UP100H
10 to 2000mL 20 to 400mL/min UP200Ht, UP400St
0.1 to 20L 0.2 to 4L/min UIP2000hdT
10 to 100L 2 to 10L/min UIP4000hdT
n.a. 10 to 100L/min UIP16000
n.a. larger cluster of UIP16000

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Ultrasonic high-shear homogenizers are used in lab, bench-top, pilot and industrial processing.

Hielscher Ultrasonics manufactures high-performance ultrasonic homogenizers for mixing applications, dispersion, emulsification and extraction on lab, pilot and industrial scale.



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High performance ultrasonics! Hielscher's product range covers the full spectrum from the compact lab ultrasonicator over bench-top units to full-industrial ultrasonic systems.

Hielscher Ultrasonics manufactures high-performance ultrasonic homogenizers from lab to industrial size.