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Advances in Acoustics and Vibration
Volume 2009, Article ID 512839, 9 pages
Research Article

Study of Ultrasound Transmission through an Immersed Glass Plate in view of Sonochemical Reactor Design Optimisation

1Institut UTINAM-SRS, Université de Franche-Comté, UMR CNRS 6213, 30 avenue de l'Observatoire, 25009 Besançon Cedex, France
2IMASONIC SAS, Z.A. rue des Savourots, 70190 Voray sur l'Ognon, France

Received 17 February 2009; Accepted 6 April 2009

Academic Editor: KM Liew

Copyright © 2009 R. Viennet et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The purpose of this paper is to improve the design of an ultrasonic reactor for industrial applications in liquids, which consists of a double-structured tank. This paper presents an experimental approach for studying ultrasonic transmission through an immersed glass plate. Several inclination angles, between 0 and 4 0 , and several thicknesses have been investigated. Acoustic efficiency was determined using hydrophone measurements in different places in the reactor. A first reactor prototype was built and the optimised configuration defined was experimentally partially characterized and validated.