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AT THE SONOCHEMISTRY CENTRE AT COVENTRY UNIVERSITY                           

 

'The Home of Sound Science'                        

 

The Sonochemistry Centre in Coventry University was established in 1994 it has achieved a position of international excellence in a variety of applications of power ultrasound in chemistry and processing technologies. Amongst these applications are: Environmental Protection, Electrochemistry, Food Processing, Material Science and Therapeutic Ultrasound.

The Centre is a national and international resource base for topics related to power ultrasound and will provide expertise on applications of sonochemistry to academic institutions, companies and government organizations.  Since the end of the 1980s Sonochemistry has grown and expanded well beyond what might be considered to be chemistry into the types of area listed below.

 

                    Chemical Synthesis                              new methods, green chemistry and catalysis

                    Electrochemistry                                    analysis, plating, synthesis

                    Environmental Protection                    chemical and microbiological remediation of air, land and water

                    Food Technology                                   drying, mixing, preservation and extraction of raw materials from plants

                    Materials Science                                   nanoparticles, polymer science and technology

          Microbiology                                            modification of cells and enzyme action

                    Reactor Design and Scale-Up              optimization of effects with respect to ultrasonic power delivery

                    Therapeutic Ultrasound                        HIFU cancer treatment and drug delivery

 

Most of these topics have received UK and EU funding together with industrial sponsorships that have generated both high-quality research, review papers and textbooks, and new, safer and cost-effective chemical processes in Industry. We have carried out many projects worldwide for our clients, many of whom are household names (e.g. DEFRA, DTI, Unilever, Yorkshire Water) and implemented some new concepts and processes throughout Industry.

 

Background information on sonochemistry can be found in this website in the Introduction under the headings:

 

                    General introduction to ultrasound and sonochemistry

                    Cavitation the driving force in sonochemistry

                    Transducers the devices which provide acoustic energy

 

General reading material can be found in the following texts:

 

Sonochemistry, by T.J.Mason, Oxford University Primer Series No 70, Oxford Science Publications, pp 92, 1999, ISBN 0 19 850371 7.

Applied Sonochemistry, by T.J.Mason and J.P.Lorimer, Wiley VCH (2002) ISBN 3-527-30205-0

Practical Sonochemistry, (2nd Edition) by T.J.Mason and D Peters, Ellis Horwood Publishers (2002) ISBN 1-898563-83-7.

 

Other publications from the group can be found within this website under:

 

                    Publications

                    Advances in Sonochemistry a series of monographs

                    Books

                    Chapters

 

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