James L. Griggs: Hydrosonic Pump // ShockWave Power // Hydrodynamics, Inc.
to liquids. The technology has two distinct capabilities:1. SP can apply direct
heat or evaporate liquids
without scale buildup.2. SP also provides a more efficient process for
mixing dissimilar fluids,
such as gasesand liquids-a process used widely in heavy industry for oxidation of chemicals orseparation of oil and water.While varying by application, one or more of these significant benefits will be realizedthrough the use of SP over conventional technologies:>> reduced energy requirements,>> improved process efficiencies (in time, operating costs, and/or capital costs),>> elimination of process downtime from the maintenance requirements of conventionaltechnologies.>> more effective and efficient mixing and increase transfer rate.The ShockWave Power (SP) generator works by taking a fluid, pure or impure, into themachine housing, where it is passed over the generator's spinning cylinder. The specificgeometry of the holes in the cylinder, clearance between the cylinder, and the housing androtational speed create pressure differences within the liquid where tiny bubbles form andcollapse. These collapsing bubbles generate shock waves that are used to heat, concentrateand mix. The result is the conversion of mechanical energy into heat energy. In the case of mixing, the shock waves increase the surface area of the gas and liquid being mixed sothat a higher mass transfer rate occurs.ShockWave Power technology provides a unique method of heating and evaporatingliquids that provides industries with "scale-free" processing.The SP generator heats liquids in a totally different way and creates the heat in a totallydifferent place - inside the liquid. The heat is created where it is needed. In the SPgenerator, there are no heat transfer surfaces - the metal surfaces are actually cooler thanthe liquid. Impurities will not migrate from a hotter liquid and build up on cooler metal.Therefore, there is no reason for the SP Generator to scale. The T between the liquid andthe metal is negative.In addition, there is an ultrasonic cleaning effect that occurs on the metal surfaces insidethe SP generator as the shock waves are generated within narrow tolerances. This cleaningeffect, in conjunction with a negative T between metal and liquid, ensure scale-freeheating.
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