Blog - Cavitation and process intensification - p5
A new hydrodynamic cavitator lab unit: the ROTOLAB
High quality biodiesel with the ROTOCAV hydrodynamic cavitator
Improve the transesterification for biodiesel production with ROTOCAV! The reaction has been carried out using palm and waste cooking oils; ROTOCAV enhances the kinetics which completes much more quickly than traditional methods.
Rapid test shows that ROTOCAV produces high quality biodiesel.
All the biodiesel samples respect the ASTM standard with fatty acid methyl ester contents of >99% m/m for both feedstocks!
Our scientific paper:
A process intensified hydrodynamic cavitator
ROTOCAV – The latest version of one of the most efficient hydrodynamic cavitation systems. It is able to induce high and controlled effects of CAVITATION, SHEAR STRESS and TURBULENCE.
The generation and implosion of micro-bubbles, (that occur during cavitation phenomena induced by the ROTOCAV treatment) give to the processed fluid an energetic input able to promote many reactions and many physical phenomena.
Oxidative polimerization of vegetable oil by cavitation
Promote oxidative polymerization of oils with ROTOCAV!! As you can see in our scientific paper:
The reaction time decreases by about 1/3 in respect to the traditional process. This is possible because the ROTOCAV increases mass transfer, decreasing the air bubble size into micro and nano bubbles!!