One of the research directions of Hilsonic, an innovative UK-based ultrasonic cleaner appliances manufacturer, is studying the effect of plasma on the chemical and bioactive properties in liquid-phase media. The development of methods aimed controlled elimination of biological and chemical micro-objects in aqueous environments for the purpose of disinfection, the establishment of cleaning sonochemical systems to purify water from oil, heavy metals and other organic pollution, and an analysis of the technological parameters of the process water treatment and the prospects of creation of the necessary pilot equipment are on the agenda.

Currently, due to the worsening shortage of drinking water throughout the world, the need to develop new scientific and technological solutions aimed at sterilisation and domestic sewage, and industrial process water is growing. The The needs for food and medicine define the development of methods for fine cleaning and disinfection of water. A number of industrial sterilisation technologies that exist today, and based mainly on the thermal effect on the treated environment, have one drawback – high energy consumption, fast wear and the formation of by-products – precipitation of metal salts.

Therefore, communities are facing is an urgent task to create new methods of targeting a hydrophilic chemical and biological properties in the aqueous phase. Using powerful ultrasonic processes can reduce the cost of processing, increase the efficiency of current products, or creating new products to intensify traditional processes or to encourage the implementation of new approaches taking into account the current environmental situation. Continue reading “Cleaning and disinfecting water: the ultrasound prospects” »