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Special Issue "Controlled Hydrodynamic Cavitation: An Emerging Class of Greener Processing Technologies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 May 2020.
Processes including controlled hydrodynamic cavitation steps are spreading and receiving growing interest, both in the laboratory and, more slowly, in the industry. Hydrodynamic cavitation-based single-unit operation systems, and components, are proposed, designed and experimented on a weekly basis, aimed at intensifying several different processes. Technical fields benefitted by an increase in process yields include wastewater treatment, water disinfection, crude oil refining, metal ore recovery, synthesis of nanomaterials, biodiesel, bioethanol and biogas production, food processing including physical and microbiological stability, as well as extraction of nutrients and bioactive compounds, and many others.
Controlled hydrodynamic cavitation has a tremendous potential, based on its power to focus the bulk energy of the processed single or multi-phase liquid, or liquid-solid and liquid-gas mixture, into myriads of hot spots, in turn sites of unique physical and chemical phenomena on the micro and nanoscale. All of this, while preserving a relative simplicity in construction and operation.
However, the well-deserved spread at the industrial level is lagging behind, mainly due to a persistent lack of standardization, affecting the process-specific choice of the suitable devices, the structural and working parameters, the dependence of process yields on concentration and doses, just to name a few.
This Special Issue is aimed at providing an up-to-date picture of recent advances and breakthroughs in controlled hydrodynamic cavitation technologies and processes, both fundamental, including modeling and experiments, and applicative in any relevant technical field, with special focus on comparative process yields, compliance with green chemistry and green extraction principles, process-specific standardization, and scalability up to the industrial level.
Dr. Francesco Meneguzzo
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Processes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Please note that for papers submitted after 30 June 2020 an APC of 1500 CHF applies. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Hydrodynamic Cavitation
- Process Systems Engineering
- Process yields