Many liquid processing applications can benefit from high shear forces generated by ultrasonic cavitation. This video describes how our patented Barbell Horn Ultrasonic Technology (BHUT) allows customers from a broad range of industries (e.g. pharmaceutical, cosmetic, food & beverage, petroleum, biofuel, pesticide, ink & paint, adhesive) to intensify production and improve product quality. ISM's bench and industrial-scale liquid processors, BSP-1200 and ISP-3000, have the unique ability to generate high ultrasonic amplitudes and produce extremely intense acoustic cavitation. The higher the amplitude, the stronger the cavitation and, therefore, the higher the production rates and the better the final product quality.
This video illustrates the barbell horn replacement procedure for the bench-scale ultrasonic liquid processor, BSP-1200. The system is designed for ultrasonic flow-through process optimization and medium-scale production. It is based on Barbell Horn Ultrasonic Technology, which permits constructing large-capacity ultrasonic liquid processors operating at high ultrasonic amplitudes, making it possible to bridge the gap between laboratory research and its industrial implementation. Some application examples include the production of nanoemulsions, nanocrystals and liposomes for pharmaceutical, cosmetic, food, ink, paint, coating, wood, metalworking, nanocomposite and fuel industries, as well as wastewater purification, plant oil extraction, beverage sterilization, production of biofuels, crude oil desulphurization, liquid degassing, cell disruption, and many more.
The video illustrates the production of a translucent soybean oil-in-water nanoemulsion, carried out with an industrial-scale ultrasonic processor, ISP-3000, manufactured by Industrial Sonomechanics (ISM). Oil-in-water nanoemulsions are widely used in cosmetics, pharmaceutical, food, beverage, agricultural and other industries as delivery systems for active lipophilic compounds, such as drugs, nutraceuticals, flavors, etc. Translucent nanoemulsions are especially attractive because their extremely small droplet sizes (under 100 nm) lead to long-term stability, improve absorption and enable the delivery of exceptionally high concentrations of active substances. ISM's Barbell Horn Ultrasonic Technology (BHUT) was employed to scale this process up from a pilot study. High ultrasonic amplitude (100 microns) was maintained throughout the process.