Sonochemical surface modification a route to lean, green and clean manufacturing?

A. J. Cobley, T. J. Mason, J. Robinson

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    Abstract

    Traditional surface modification techniques utilize hazardous chemistry, operate at high temperatures and require copious rinsing. Ultrasound has long been a 'bolt on' for such processes with little thought to optimizing its driving force; the process of acoustic cavitation. This paper demonstrates that, by understanding the factors affecting acoustic cavitation and the employment of suitable ultrasonic equipment, sonochemical surface modification can be achieved on a range of substrates in solutions as benign as water, therefore reducing • process stages • rinsing • operating temperatures. Sonochemical surface modification is therefore lean, green and clean and could potentially lead to more sustainable manufacturing.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNational Association for Surface Finishing Annual International Technical Conference, SUR/FIN 2008
    PublisherCurran Associates inc.
    Pages44-54
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Print)978-1-6056-0544-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventNational Association for Surface Finishing Annual International Technical Conference - Indianapolis, United States
    Duration: 16 Jun 200818 Jun 2008

    Conference

    ConferenceNational Association for Surface Finishing Annual International Technical Conference
    Abbreviated titleSUR/FIN 2008
    CountryUnited States
    CityIndianapolis
    Period16/06/0818/06/08

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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    Cobley, A. J., Mason, T. J., & Robinson, J. (2008). Sonochemical surface modification a route to lean, green and clean manufacturing? In National Association for Surface Finishing Annual International Technical Conference, SUR/FIN 2008 (pp. 44-54). Curran Associates inc..