Sonic Corporation’s Sonolator high pressure homogenizer uses no moving parts to create fine emulsions and dispersions with droplet sizes below 1 micron.
A high-pressure positive displacement pump connected to the Sonolator homogenizer forces liquid through a specially engineered orifice at pressures to 6,500 PSI. The fluid changes velocity dramatically over a very short distance and accelerates to over 300 ft/sec, creating high shear and turbulence within the process material.
Immediately thereafter, the solution impacts on a blade set in its path. Extreme hydrodynamic cavitation occurs as the solution flows over the blade where aggressive and turbulent counter currents are formed.
- High pressure stresses the fluid
- Fluid is sheared along sharp edges of the Orifice
- Velocity change creates violent eddies spinning in the opposite direction of the flow
- Cavitation creates a turbulent counter current of vortices
- Droplets and particles are reduced to below 1 micron in diameter