Energy Aspects of Acoustic Cavitation and Sonochemistry

Energy Aspects of Acoustic Cavitation and Sonochemistry

Fundamentals and Engineering

1st Edition - August 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Oualid Hamdaoui, Kaouther Kerboua
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323919371

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Energy Aspects of Acoustic Cavitation and Sonochemistry: Fundamentals and Engineering covers topics ranging from fundamental modeling to up-scaled experiments. The book relates acoustic cavitation and its intrinsic energy balance to macroscopic physical and chemical events that are analyzed from an energetic perspective. Outcomes are directly projected into practical applications and technological assessments covering energy consumption, thermal dissipation, and energy efficiency of a diverse set of applications in mixed phase synthesis, environmental remediation and materials chemistry. Special interest is dedicated to the sonochemical production of hydrogen and its energetic dimensions. Due to the sensitive energy balance that governs this process, this is seen as a "green process" for the production of future energy carriers.

Key Features

  • Provides a concise and detailed description of energy conversion and exchange within the single acoustic cavitation bubble and bubble population, accompanying physical and chemical effects
  • Features a comprehensive approach that is supported by experiments and the modeling of energy concentration within the sonochemical reactor, jointly with energy dissipation and damping phenomenon
  • Gives a clear definition of energy efficiency metrics of industrial sono-processes and their application to the main emergent industrial fields harnessing acoustic cavitation and sonochemistry, notably for the production of hydrogen


Researchers in academia in process / chemical / environmental as well as materials and design engineering, physics and chemistry; Professionals in industry in process engineering, especially in terms of hydrogen production, wastewater treatment, agri-food, materials synthesis and nanotechnology

Table of Contents

  • Part I. The single acoustic cavitation bubble as an energetic system: qualitative and quantitative assessments
    1. Single acoustic cavitation bubble and energy concentration concept
    2. Bubble Oscillation: From stability to chaos, an energetic reading
    3. The energy forms and energy conversion
    4. Physical effects and associated energy release
    5. Sonochemical reactions, when, where and how?

    Part II. The bubble population: An analytic view into mutual forces and allied energy exchange
    6. The Bjerknes forces and acoustic radiation energy
    7. Bubbles resonance
    8. Damping mechanisms
    9. An energetic approach of bubble coalescence and fragmentation
    10. Energy controlling mechanisms: Relationship with operational conditions

    Part III. Ultrasound assisted processes, sonochemical reactors and energy efficiency
    11. Energy efficiency assessment: calorimetry and beyond
    12. Sources of dissipation: an outlook into the effects of operational conditions
    13. Technological designs and energy efficiency: the optimal paths

    Part IV. Green, sustainable and benign by design process? The place and perspective of ultrasound assisted processes and sonochemistry in industrial applications based on energy efficiency
    14. Acoustic cavitation and sonochemistry in industry: State of the art
    15. Scaling up challenges and energy barrier
    16. The sonochemical production of hydrogen: Energy efficiency for the generation of an energy carrier
    17. Future trends and promising pathways of industrial sono-processes

Product details

  • No. of pages: 462
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: August 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323919371

About the Editors

Oualid Hamdaoui

Oualid Hamdaoui is professor at the Chemical Engineering Department of King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, and founding member of the Algerian Academy of Sciences and Technologies. He is recipient of several awards and recognitions including Thomson Reuters Award in Engineering, Scopus Award (Elsevier) in Chemical Engineering, Francophonie Award for young researchers in Sciences, Abdul-Hameed Shoman Award for Young Arab Researchers in Engineering Sciences and Award for the best scientific publication. His research focuses on sonochemistry, ultrasound, acoustic cavitation, advanced oxidation processes, separation processes and water treatment.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chemical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Kaouther Kerboua

Kaouther Kerboua is an associate professor of process engineering at the Higher School of Industrial Technologies. Her research interests and activities are in the fields of acoustic cavitation, sonochemistry, advanced oxidation processes, water treatment, energy, separation processes, and modelling and simulation.

Affiliations and Expertise

Higher School of Industrial Technologies, Department of Second Cycle, and Laboratory of Environmental Engineering, Process Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Badji Mokhtar, Annaba University, Annaba, Algeria

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