EP2611548A1 - Device and method for nebulising or atomising free-flowing media - Google Patents

Device and method for nebulising or atomising free-flowing media

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EP2611548A1
EP2611548A1 EP11764118.3A EP11764118A EP2611548A1 EP 2611548 A1 EP2611548 A1 EP 2611548A1 EP 11764118 A EP11764118 A EP 11764118A EP 2611548 A1 EP2611548 A1 EP 2611548A1
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atomizing
characterized
according
carrier element
ultrasound system
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French (fr)
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Harald Hielscher
Thomas Hielscher
Holger Hielscher
Ingo Jaenich
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DR HIELSCHER GmbH
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B05SPRAYING OR ATOMISING IN GENERAL; APPLYING LIQUIDS OR OTHER FLUENT MATERIALS TO SURFACES, IN GENERAL
    • B05BSPRAYING APPARATUS; ATOMISING APPARATUS; NOZZLES
    • B05B17/00Apparatus for spraying or atomising liquids or other fluent materials, not covered by the preceding groups
    • B05B17/04Apparatus for spraying or atomising liquids or other fluent materials, not covered by the preceding groups operating with special methods
    • B05B17/06Apparatus for spraying or atomising liquids or other fluent materials, not covered by the preceding groups operating with special methods using ultrasonic or other kinds of vibrations
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B05SPRAYING OR ATOMISING IN GENERAL; APPLYING LIQUIDS OR OTHER FLUENT MATERIALS TO SURFACES, IN GENERAL
    • B05BSPRAYING APPARATUS; ATOMISING APPARATUS; NOZZLES
    • B05B17/00Apparatus for spraying or atomising liquids or other fluent materials, not covered by the preceding groups
    • B05B17/04Apparatus for spraying or atomising liquids or other fluent materials, not covered by the preceding groups operating with special methods
    • B05B17/06Apparatus for spraying or atomising liquids or other fluent materials, not covered by the preceding groups operating with special methods using ultrasonic or other kinds of vibrations
    • B05B17/0607Apparatus for spraying or atomising liquids or other fluent materials, not covered by the preceding groups operating with special methods using ultrasonic or other kinds of vibrations generated by electrical means, e.g. piezoelectric transducers
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B05SPRAYING OR ATOMISING IN GENERAL; APPLYING LIQUIDS OR OTHER FLUENT MATERIALS TO SURFACES, IN GENERAL
    • B05BSPRAYING APPARATUS; ATOMISING APPARATUS; NOZZLES
    • B05B17/00Apparatus for spraying or atomising liquids or other fluent materials, not covered by the preceding groups
    • B05B17/04Apparatus for spraying or atomising liquids or other fluent materials, not covered by the preceding groups operating with special methods
    • B05B17/06Apparatus for spraying or atomising liquids or other fluent materials, not covered by the preceding groups operating with special methods using ultrasonic or other kinds of vibrations
    • B05B17/0607Apparatus for spraying or atomising liquids or other fluent materials, not covered by the preceding groups operating with special methods using ultrasonic or other kinds of vibrations generated by electrical means, e.g. piezoelectric transducers
    • B05B17/0653Details
    • B05B17/0669Excitation frequencies
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B05SPRAYING OR ATOMISING IN GENERAL; APPLYING LIQUIDS OR OTHER FLUENT MATERIALS TO SURFACES, IN GENERAL
    • B05BSPRAYING APPARATUS; ATOMISING APPARATUS; NOZZLES
    • B05B17/00Apparatus for spraying or atomising liquids or other fluent materials, not covered by the preceding groups
    • B05B17/04Apparatus for spraying or atomising liquids or other fluent materials, not covered by the preceding groups operating with special methods
    • B05B17/06Apparatus for spraying or atomising liquids or other fluent materials, not covered by the preceding groups operating with special methods using ultrasonic or other kinds of vibrations
    • B05B17/0607Apparatus for spraying or atomising liquids or other fluent materials, not covered by the preceding groups operating with special methods using ultrasonic or other kinds of vibrations generated by electrical means, e.g. piezoelectric transducers
    • B05B17/0653Details
    • B05B17/0676Feeding means

Abstract

The invention relates to a device and a method for nebulising free-flowing media by means of low-frequency high-energy ultrasound. According to the invention, the device comprises an ultrasound system (2) and at least one carrier element (1) that is positioned near to or in direct contact with at least one part of the oscillating surface of the ultrasound system (2), the free-flowing medium (3) being fed to the ultrasound region by means of the carrier element (1).

Description

 Device and method for atomizing or atomizing flowable media

description

The invention relates to an apparatus and a method for atomizing flowable media by means of low-frequency power ultrasound (NFLUS). Low-frequency power ultrasound (NFLUS) is ultrasound with an operating frequency of 15 to 2000 kHz, preferably 15 to 800 kHz, eg 30 kHz and a sound power over 5 W, preferably 50 W to 2,000 W, eg 200 W. To generate the ultrasound For example, piezoelectric or magnetostrictive systems are used. There are linear sound ¬ converter and area or curved plate vibrators or tubular resonators known. Low-frequency power ultrasound finds a large application in the nebulization of flowable media, such as dispersions, solvents, water, oils, emulsions, melts, acids, alkalis and other liquids. For this purpose, ultrasound of an ultrasound system with amplitudes of 1 to 350 μπι, preferably 10 to 80 μπι, eg 65μπι transferred to flowable media.

For nebulization, a flowable medium is introduced to an NFLUS-vibrating surface of the ultrasound system. This can be done at any angle, eg from the front or through the ultrasound system. Due to the acceleration experienced by the flowable medium when hitting the vibrating surface, it is shattered into smaller droplets or particles (in the following only as particles). Basically, higher frequencies generate smaller particles. With frequencies of 800 to 2,000 kHz, for example, particle sizes of 0.1 to 2.0 microns can be generated. However, such systems are limited in volume throughput. Lower frequencies, eg between 20 and 100kHz, generally allow a higher volume throughput. However, these systems generate in proportion larger particles, for example in the range of 5 to ΙΟΟμπι.

Lambda is the wavelength which results from the NFLUS frequency and the sound propagation velocity in the resonator. A resonator may consist of one or more lambda / 2 elements. A resonator consisting of several lambda / 2 elements can be manufactured from a piece of material of corresponding length or can be composed of several elements of length n * lambda / 2 (n N), for example by screwing. Lambda / 2 elements, various material ¬ cross-sectional geometries, for example, have circular, oval or rectangular cross-sections. The cross-sectional geometry and - surface can be moved along the longitudinal axis of a lambda / 2-element va ¬ riieren. Lambda / 2 elements may be manufactured, inter alia, grade 5 metal ¬ metallic or ceramic materials or glass, in particular of titanium, titanium alloys, steel or steel alloys, aluminum or aluminum alloys, for example of titanium.

An ultrasound system comprises at least one ultra ¬ sound generator, for example of a piezoceramic / piezoelectric transducer, in conjunction with any number of resonators.

In addition to nebulization in an atmospheric environment, flowable media can also be used in non-atmospheric environments, eg in closed containers, eg reactors or dry towers, under pressures other than ambient atmospheric pressure, eg at lower pressure, under reduced pressure or under elevated pressures and in the presence of special ambient gases , eg argon or other shielding gases or in particularly dry or humid ambient conditions. A lower pressure (negative pressure) is present between vacuum (0 bar absolute) and ambient pressure (eg 1 bar absolute), eg at 0.5 bar. A higher pressure (overpressure) is present when the pressure is above the ambient pressure. Some systems use a tank internal pressure between 1.5 bar absolute to 100 bar absolute, eg 3 bar absolute.

In order to introduce NFLUS into such a vessel, either the vessel wall can be set in vibration by means of an externally mounted NFLUS system, or a NFLUS transducer can be completely installed in the pressurized vessel interior. Alternatively, the sound transducer, for example, a piezoelectric linear transducer located outside the vessel and the vibrations are guided via one or more resonators in the vessel interior. Due to the pressure difference between container internal pressure p (i) and the ambient pressure p ¬ (a), it is necessary in this case to take appropriate measures to seal at the entry point of / the resonance nators / -en.

The invention has for its object to provide an apparatus and a method can be effectively aerated with the flowable media with high throughput using NFLUS.

According to the invention the object is achieved by the features of claims 1 and 11. Advantageous embodiments are the subject matter of the subclaims.

It is according to the invention at least provided an apparatus and method for atomizing or spraying of flowable media by means of an ultrasound system and by means of a carrier ¬ element available, said support member is near or in direct contact with at least a portion of the vibrating surface of the ultrasonic system positio ¬ ned , The carrier element is preferably a substantially two-dimensionally designed component, which may optionally be deformable in three dimensions.

Experiments have shown that in a sonication of flowable medium, which is exposed to the ultrasound on or in a carrier element, this medium can ver ¬ fogged or atomized very efficiently. Depending on the per ¬ weiligen vibration amplitude and / or frequency, as well as in function of the nature and power of the carrier ¬ element as well as the fluid medium and the distance between the ultrasound system and the carrier element, the ultrasonic vibrations are transmitted to the carrier element, so that this in about vibrates at the same frequency, or the support member remains substantially stationary, and the flowable medium in contact with the support member is vibrated and so atomized or atomized. This means that with the device according to the invention in a simple and efficient manner droplets can be produced with the smallest diameter of the flowable medium, which are thrown due to the vibration-induced accelerations in the environment of the support element.

In this case, the device according to the invention for a throughput of at least 0.5 1 to be nebulized or atomized medium is established. For this purpose, the device ei ¬ ne fluid supply or feed device may include with the at least 0.5 1 of the flowable medium can be supplied to the ultra ¬ supersonic.

Preferably, the carrier element is a band. This means that the carrier element is preferably a substantially zweidimen ¬ sional shaped element, the longitudinal extent is wesent ¬ Lich greater than its transverse extent. Alternatively, the carrier element may also be circular or annular and track with a rotational movement flowable medium in the ultrasonic range.

The carrier element is adapted to receive at least one of its sides flowable medium and / or to receive flowable medium in itself. The inclusion of the flow ¬ flowable medium can thus take place on a side surface on the basis of gravity and / or cohesion and adhesion, and uptake in the material of the support element can for example be effected by Ka ¬ pillarkräfte.

The advantageous embodiments mentioned below relate both to the device according to the invention and to the method according to the invention.

By the use of the carrier element, in particular in strip form, influence on the achievable particle size, par ¬ tikelgrößenverteilung, the potential volume flow rate or more of the foregoing variables can be taken.

Preferably, the ultrasound system should oscillate at a frequency between 15 and 2000 kHz, in particular between 15 and 800 kHz and in a particularly preferred embodiment between 15 and 150 kHz.

The ultrasound system is designed for the transmission of ultrasound with an amplitude of 1 to 350 μπι, in particular for an amplitude of 10 to 80 μπι.

In addition, the ultrasound system is designed for the transmission of ultrasound with a power of more than 5 watts, in ¬ particular for a power between 50 and 2,000 watts, and in a particularly preferred embodiment for a power between 50 and 500 watts. It can be provided that the carrier element abuts the Ult ¬ raschallsystemoberfläche.

The carrier element can be pressed against the ultrasound system ¬ surface to be pressed or used.

It can be used more than one support element.

To generate the ultrasound, a piezoelectric exciter or a magnetostrictive exciter can be used.

The inventive method for atomizing or atomizing flowable media takes place using the device according to the invention, wherein the ultrasound system ultrasound is directed to flowable medium, which is in con ¬ tact with the carrier element.

This contact is preferably a direct contact, such as when the flowable medium adheres to the support member or when the fluid medium is absorbed or absorbed by the support member. That is, the flowable ¬ Me dium with the carrier element is at least or in particular in or on the region of the carrier element in contact, which is directly exposed to ultrasound.

In this case, one side flowable medium can be arranged at ¬ on the carrier element so that the carrier element between the fluid medium capable ¬ and the oscillating surface of the ultrasonic system is positioned.

Alternatively, both sides flowable ¬ Me dium can be arranged on the carrier element. That is, a first layer of the flowing medium is disposed between the ultrasound system and ¬ carrier element and on the first layer a second layer of the fluid medium is arranged against ¬ opposite side of the carrier element. It can be provided that the flowable medium is supplied to the ultrasound region by means of the carrier element, or that the flowable medium is supplied by the ultrasound system.

 The ultrasound system may have longitudinal oscillations and / or radial vibrations and / or bending oscillations on the surface facing the carrier element.

That is, the ultrasound system complex vibration ¬ movements may have on the side facing the carrier element surface.

As the flowable medium, a dispersion, a solvent, an acid, a solution or a melt, water can be a ¬ set.

The flowable medium is supplied via the carrier element or through the ultrasound system.

In doing so, the flowable medium may be delivered via more than one delivery, such as e.g. be supplied via at least one slit-shaped feed.

The volume flow of the supply of the flowable medium can be from 0.01 to 1000 ml per second, preferably 0.1 to 100 ml per Se ¬ customer.

The flowable medium can be supplied with a variable volume flow. In this case, it is possible to influence the particle size, particle size distribution or volume throughput.

The process should be carried out such that the (By ¬ diameter of more than 50 percent of the particles generated between 0.01 and 500μπι (peak-peak), in particular between 0.5 and ΙΟΟμπι and in a preferred embodiment between 0.5 and ΙΟμπι peak-peak) such as smaller than 2μπι amounts. The support member may be made of metal or a metal alloy, plant fibers or animal fibers, carbon fibers or polymers, a composite material or a fabric.

In particular, the support element may have a plurality of through-holes ¬. In this case, the carrier element may be perforated. The support element may be between 0.01 and 10 mm, in particular between 0.1 and 1 mm thick.

The support member is preferably a flexible material and may be made of various materials, preferably made from a non-fully closed material, for example a Ge ¬ weave or a perforated foil. The support element can be made of various materials, including metals, metal alloys, glass, plastics, paper, carbon fibers, wool, plant fibers or cotton or a combination of different materials. The carrier element may have a plurality of openings or depressions, for example pores, channels or tissue interspaces. The material of the carrier ¬ element may be liquid-repellent, for example by Teflon or lotus effect coating or liquid-attracting, for example, be hydrophilic worked by nano coatings. The thickness of the support element can on the support member away variie ¬ ren. The support member may be curved at least over the length or width dimension or spatially deformed. In particular, the form of a band for the Trägerele ¬ ment offers.

The process according to the invention can be carried out in a closed system.

The system pressure can be set higher or lower than the atmospheric pressure. The part of the ultrasound system surface to which the Trä ¬ gerelement close to or is positioned in direct contact may have an area between 0 and 500 cm 2, especially between 0 and 50 cm 2 and having in a particularly preferred exemplary form 1 to 5 cm 2 ,

The position, thickness, or nature of the carrier element can be varied during the process, in particular to influence the particle size, particle size distribution or volume throughput.

Furthermore, the carrier element can be moved, and / or the resulting particles can be moved by a flow, preferably horizontally or vertically.

The inventive combination of a NFLUS-ultrasonic system with at least one carrier element, it is mög ¬ Lich, influence on the particle size, particle sizes ¬ distribution, the volume flow rate or to take on more of the abovementioned sizes. Thus it is possible, among other things, using a predetermined ultrasound system to increase the volume flow rate and at the same duce the particle size to re ¬. The support element is positioned close to or in direct contact with at least a portion of the vibrating surface of the ultrasonic ¬ sound system. The distance between the carrier element and the ultrasound system surface can be between 0 and 100 mm, preferably between 0 and 1 mm, for example 0.5 mm.

In the case of direct contact between the carrier element and the ultrasound system, the carrier element can additionally be pressed against the ultrasound system, pressed on or pulled on , eg used. The part of the ultrasound system surface to which the Trä ¬ gerelement close to or is positioned in direct contact, can be flat, or may be, sloped in at least one direction, concave, convex, rounded, bevelled or polymorphic gestal- tet.

The thickness of the carrier element may for example be between 0.01 and 10 mm, preferably between 0.05 and 1 mm, for example 0.5 mm. The support member width, and the support member length may be selected in each case un ¬ dependent on each other so that the Trä- gerelement the surface of the ultrasound system partly or completely covers, or projects beyond.

The part of the ultrasound system surface to which the Trä ¬ gerelement is positioned in direct contact or close, preferably between 0 and 500 cm 2, for example 5cm 2 can be large and it may vary during the process.

The position, shape, thickness or the contact pressure of the carrier element can vary during the process, for example to influence the particle size. The part of the carrier ¬ element, which is positioned close to or in direct contact with the raschallsystemoberfläche ULT may vary. For example it is a continuous movement of the carrier element re ¬ tively to the ultrasound system possible. This movement can be used, inter alia, to take wear on the beam from ¬ zugleichen to remove encrustations or dirt, or influence on the particle size and particle size distribution ¬.

The supply of the flowable medium can be carried out to at least ei ¬ ner arbitrary side of the support element, to or through the ultrasound system surface or the gap between the support member and ultrasound system surface. Also, the support member may be moistened or soaked for the purpose of liquid supply or. The above-mentioned possible embodiments can also be combined with one another as desired.

The invention will be explained in more detail below with reference to several exemplary embodiments, wherein a band is used as the carrier element.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 shows a type of device according to the invention. The band (1) is located in close proximity to a part of the surface of the ultrasound system (2), the liquid (3) is supplied via the above the band (1) arranged liquid supply (4).

Figure 2 is a similar variant as in Figure 1, but with two bands (1), between which the liquid (3) via the liquid supply (4) is supplied. Figure 3 is a similar variant as according to figure 1, but be ¬ is found, the ultrasound system (2) above the strip (1). The liquid supply (4) takes place through the ultrasound system (2). The ultrasound system has a curved Oberflä ¬ che, to which the band (1) is in direct contact. About the unwinding and Aufrolleinrichtung (5), the tape (1) is pulled against the ultrasound system and moved continuously.

The inventive combination of a NFLUS-ultrasonic system with at least one band, it is possible to take influence on the particle size, particle size distribution, the volume Vo ¬ throughput or more of the aforementioned sizes. All variants have in common that the band is near or in is positioned in direct contact with at least part of the swing ¬ the surface of the ultrasound system to nebulize the supplied liquid. FIG. 1 shows a rotationally symmetrical ultrasound system (2) which consists, for example, of a resonator and an ultrasound exciter. That is, the inventive Vorrich ¬ tung comprises a resonant system. The resonator is made eg of titanium grade 5 and has a diameter of eg 40 mm. The ultrasound exciter works piezoelectrically. The surface on which the tape was positioned oscillates at a working frequency of 15 to 100 kHz, preferably 15-30 kHz, eg 30 kHz, and with a sound power of 10 to 2000 watts, preferably 50 to 100 watts, eg 250 watts and an amplitude of 0 to 500 μπι, preferably from 10 to 300 μπι, eg 75 μπι. The liquid (4) is for example an oil and is supplied at 20 ml / sec and 20 ° C. The band (1) consists for example of a wire mesh. The individual wires have a diameter of 0.1mm and have a distance of eg 0.1mm.

A similar embodiment is shown in Figure 2, where ¬ at the flowable medium between two bands 1 is located. The particularity of the off illustrated in Figure 3 form guide is that the fluid medium passes through the strip toward ¬ which may have for this purpose pores or a mesh structure. List of reference numbers

1 band

 2 ultrasound system

3 liquid

 4 liquid supply

5 unwinding and reeling device

Claims

claims
Device for atomizing or atomizing flowable media, comprising an ultrasound system and at least one carrier element, characterized in that
the support member is positioned close to or in direct contact with at least a portion of the vibrating surface of the Ult ¬ raschallsystems.
2. Device for atomizing or atomizing according to claim 1, characterized
 that the carrier element is a band.
3. Device for atomizing or spraying according to claim 2, characterized in that
that the carrier element is eingereichtet to receive flowable medium to Wenig ¬ least one of its sides and / or receive flowable medium in itself.
4. A device for atomising or atomizing according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the ultrasound system is adapted to oscillate at a frequency between 15 and 2,000 kHz.
5. Vorrichtung for atomizing or atomizing according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the ultrasound system is designed for the transmission of ultrasound with an amplitude of 1 to 350μπι.
6. Device for atomizing or atomizing according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the ultrasound system is designed for the transmission of ultrasound with a power of more than 5 watts.
7. Device for atomizing or atomizing according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the distance between the carrier element and the ultrasound system surface is between 0 and 100 mm.
A device for atomizing or spraying according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the carrier element is pressed against the ultrasound system ¬ surface, is pressed or used.
9. Device for atomizing or atomizing according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the carrier element consists of metal or a metal alloy.
10. An apparatus for atomizing or atomizing according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the carrier element has a plurality of through openings.
11. A method of atomizing or atomizing flowable media using the apparatus according to any one of claims 1 to 10,
characterized, that is directed from the ultrasound system ultrasound on flowable ¬ Me dium, which is in contact with the Trägerele ¬ ment.
12. A method for atomizing or atomizing flowable media according to claim 11,
 characterized,
that one side flowable medium is arranged reasonable on the carrier element, so that the support element between the fluid medium capable ¬ and the oscillating surface of the ultrasonic system is positioned.
A method of atomizing or atomizing flowable media according to claim 11,
 characterized,
that on the support member on both sides flowable medium is arranged ¬ .
14. A method for atomizing or spraying according to any one of claims 11 to 13, characterized in that the ultra-sound system ¬
 a) longitudinal vibrations, or
 b) Radial vibrations, or
 c) bending vibrations
performs on the carrier element facing surface.
15. A method for atomizing or spraying according to any one of claims 11 to 14, characterized in that the fluid medium capable ¬
 a) water,
 b) a dispersion,
 c) a solvent,
 d) an acid,
 e) an alkali, or
 f) a melt
 is.
A nebulization or sputtering method according to any one of claims 11 to 15, characterized in that
 a) the flowable medium is supplied via the carrier element, or
 b) that the flowable medium is supplied by the ultrasound system.
A method of atomising or atomising according to any one of claims 11 to 16, characterized in that the flowable medium is supplied with a volume flow which is rather varied in order to influence the particle size, particle size distribution or volume throughput.
18. A method for atomizing or atomizing according to any one of claims 11 to 17, characterized in that the position, thickness, or nature of the carrier element is varied during the process to influence the particle size ¬ , particle size distribution or the volume flow rate ,
9. A method for atomizing or atomizing according to any one of claims 11 to 18, characterized in that the carrier element is moved.
0. A method of atomizing or atomizing according to any one of claims 11 to 19, characterized in that the ent standing particles are moved by a flow.
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