Series: Advances in Sonochemistry

Over the past few years there has been a remarkable expansion in the uses of ultrasound as an energy source to promote or modify chemical reactivity. A new word has been coined to describe this area of scientific exploration and discovery -- Sonochemistry. This series has been designed to meet the needs of both researchers and graduate students of the subject. A broad interpretation of the term sonochemistry has been taken, encompassing all aspects of chemistry which involve ultrasonic irradiation. Advances in Sonochemistry continues to be at the cutting-edge of research in sonochemistry and the exciting results obtained using this technique. No research library in the physical and natural sciences should be without this series in their collection.
Book Series: Advances in Sonochemistry

Most recent volume

Volume 6. Advances in Sonochemistry

Published: 22nd June 2001 Authors: T.J. Mason A. Tiehm
Ultrasound in Environmental Protection focuses on one of the more significant developments in the subject - environmental remediation - providing an overview on both the fundamentals and applications of ultrasound in environmental protection, incorporating recent research and state-of-the-art information on the scientific basis, modes of use, and engineering developments.
A broad spectrum of topics are covered: reactor design, sonochemical pollutant degradation, integrated unltrasonic/ biological treatment, ultrasound in disinfection, leaching by ultrasound, and ultrasonically enhanced removal of suspended solids.
Ultrasound is generated and applied at frequencies from 20 kHz to several MHz. The physio-chemical parameters of the sonicated media, reactor design, applied intensity, and duration of sonication, dramatically influence the effects that can be achieved.
It is hoped that this compilation will contribute to a better understanding and further development of sonochemistry as a clean technology not only for environmental remediation but also more generally.
The foundation of this compilation was formed during a workshop that was held at the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, Germany, in March 1999. This was the first workshop to be devoted to 'Ultrasound in Environmental Engineering' and brought together experience and knowledge from a broad spectrum of disciplines including chemistry, biology, engineering, equipment manufacturing, and plant design.

Additional volumes

Volume 5. Advances in Sonochemistry

Published: 31st August 1999 Editor: T.J. Mason

Volume 4. Advances in Sonochemistry

Published: 25th June 1996 Author: T.J. Mason