Ultrasonic Cavitation Processing Research Laboratory

Iakovos Tzanakis


CAV-iT is a state of the art research facility that includes :

  • A wide range of equipment for ultrasonic processing ranging from 20 kHz up to 1174 kHz plus a contactless vibrometer
  • An ultra-high speed (up to 2.1 Mfps) camera (FASTCAM SA-Z2100k) with integrated high-temperature cavitometers (up to 750°C), needle and fibre-optic hydrophone probes, calibrated to the National Physical Laboratory in the range of 8 kHz up to 30 MHz, with build-in customised software for advanced and simultaneous image and signal processing
  • A brand new 4K ultra-high resolution microscope (VHX-7000) for surface inspection and wear/erosion assessment
  • Access to particle image velocimetry (PIV) system from TSI
  • Analytical equipment for characterisation studies such as SEM, Uv-Vis, microhardness tester
  • Auxiliary equipment such as re-circulating chiller to control temperature, double headed peristaltic pump for maintaining continuous process as well as a range of high intensity light sources, digital oscilloscopes and centrifugation devices.