The use of ultrasound in industrial chemical synthesis and crystallization. 1. Applications to synthetic chemistry

Peter W. Cains, Peter D. Martin, Christopher J. Price

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Abstract

Sonochemistry, or the application of power ultrasound to chemical processes, is a technology that has undergone very intensive research and development in the last 15-20 years, with respect to both its range of application and the methods employed for its implementation at industrial manufacturing scales. In a series of two papers, the authors review progress of the application of ultrasound to chemistry and chemical processing, and the development of equipment and scale-up methods. This first paper focuses on chemistry and also covers mechanisms of action of ultrasound and its in situ detection and measurement. Part 2 will deal with the application of ultrasound to crystallization processes (sonocrystallization) and with scale-up and equipment development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-48
Number of pages15
JournalOrganic Process Research and Development
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998

Keywords

  • sonochemistry
  • ultrasound
  • chemical processing
  • sonocrystallization
  • sonocrystallisation

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