Industrial-Scale Applied Cavitation Reactors
Cavitation is the microscopic formation and violent collapse of vapour cavities in liquid. Caused by a swiftly moving solid body, such as a propeller (hydrodynamic cavitation), or by high-frequency sound waves (acoustic cavitation), it has a notorious reputation as a powerfully destructive force.
By incorporating a technical leap forward that empowers a small, robust, high-efficiency reactor to control the power of cavitation without suffering from its effects, the award-winning Mitton Cavitation Reactor harnesses this destructive force and bends it to constructive ends. The ability to apply cavitation to industrial-scale fluid volumes using only a small amount of mechanical energy changes everything from how we reclaim water and manage odours from industrial processes to how we break emulsions and repurpose waste into energy.
Treating approximately 1000 gallons of liquid using just 1 kilowatt, Mitton Cavitation Reactors create a harnessed-cavitation field that generates intense, localized pressure, heat and shearing forces to do the heavy lifting at the molecular level.
For a device that solves the complex cavitation problem, the Mitton Cavitation Reactor's hallmark is a surprising mechanical elegance that can be easily integrated into existing batch or in-situ operations across the whole spectrum of industry.
Mitton Cavitation Reactor Benefits
- Resistant to the effects of the cavitation it generates
- Low energy use – 1000 G/1kW
- Standard connections, easy portability and minimal footprint enable easy integration into existing processes
- Endemic sensor array and automation system optimizes and correlates variables such as motor speed, pressure/vacuum, acoustic frequency and flow rate while reporting them in real time to selected web interfaces
- Stackable design makes it upwardly scalable
- Easily processes sludges and slurries that would bog down other systems
- Can operate under both positive and negative pressure
- Can entrain gases into – or extract gases out of – suspension in liquids
- Intense molecular pressure, heat and shear enables emulsion breaking, cell lyses, hydroxyl radical generation and radical chemical design processes