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Energy associated with ultrasound cleaning

  1. Sep 19, 2011 #1
    Hi everybody,

    I am using a ultrasonic water bath cleaner in one of my experiments.

    It is basically a container filled with water. Items which need cleaning are immersed and, when the machine starts, a transducer emits waves at a frequency of 35 kHz. The ultrasounds produce water cavitation and create microscopic bubbles which release energy upon collapsing. This energy is what ultimately cleans the items.

    Does anybody know how could I calculate this energy?
    Is there any direct energy transfer from the ultrasounds directly to the items?

    Any help is appreciated.

    Fabio
     
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