Cavitation and its Applications in Chemical Engineering (CH808)


M.Tech (CH)


Elective Courses (Ele)

Credits (L-T-P): 

03 (2-1-0)


Cavitation physics; hydrodynamic and acoustic cavitation; cavitation bubble dynamics–
Rayleigh–Plesset equation; Cavitation assisted physicochemical and biological transformations – mixing, leaching and extraction, dyeing, wastewater treatment, atomization, crystallization, coal washing, enzyme harvesting by cell disruption; Cavitation in nanotechnology – Production of nanomaterials; precision cleaning of surfaces.


1. Brennen Christopher, Cavitation and Bubble Dynamics, Oxford University Press, New York, 1996. ISBN:0195094093
2. T.J. Mason, J.P. Lorimer, Applied Sonochemistry: Uses of Power Ultrasound in Chemistry and Processing, Wiley -VCH Verlag, 2002.ISBN: 3-527-30205-0
3. Hao Feng, Gustavo Barbosa - Cánovas, Jochen Weiss (Editors) Ultrasound Technologies for Food and Bioprocessing, Springer, 2011. ISBN -13:978 -1441974716


Chemical Engineering

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