A Single Process to Homogenize and Disperse Pesticides
The Sonolator is a unique homogenizing device that uses fluid acceleration and extreme cavitation to rip apart solids particles. The fluid medium, in the case of herbicides and insecticides is usually water, carries an aggregate solid in loose suspension through our mixing chamber where it is forced through a small elliptical Orifice opening . The very sharp edges of this Orifice tear apart agglomerates instantly as the fluid accelerates immediately to over 300 ft per second velocity. This rapid change in velocity cause the fluid to cavitate, further disrupting the solids and blowing apart the fused particles. Then, the high velocity stream slams into a knife-like Blade set in its path where vortices of material are violently shed off in the opposing direction of the flow, creating even more turbulence where the solids crash into each other and are forced apart.
All of the turbulence inside the mixing chamber of the Sonolator Homogenizer serves to very efficiently rip apart solids agglomerates while emulsifying any oils that might be present in the water stream as well. We can achieve micron size particles in a single pass without recirculation.