Ultrasonic cleaning by cavitation might sound like a complicated or even scientific method of cleaning. But let us assure you, once you understand the process of it, it is actually pretty simple.
Ultrasonic cleaning is a fast and effective cleaning method which uses ultrasound energy and with the help of additional cleaning concentrates penetrates deep into the pores of any subject.
It provides thorough removal of unwanted soils from the items undergoing ultrasonic waves penetration. This cleaning method is one of the most recent and efficient ways of dirt removal from different kinds of objects. Ultrasonic cleaning method is based on a cavitation effect.
Cavitation is a process of fast formation and dissipation of micro bubbles in a liquid environment. The effect takes place when the ultrasonic waves are passing through the liquid. Ultrasound (high frequency sound, most commonly used from 28 to 100 kHz) generates the alternating high and low pressure waves which produce tiny bubbles (cavities). They start growing from microscopic size at the low pressure phase until they compress and then implode at the high pressure phase.
The molecules in the liquid collide releasing a massive amount of energy. The energy instantly increases the local temperature producing a high-energy stream aimed at the surface of the object. The bubbles have enormous energy which is targeted and its release lifts contamination off the surface of the objects you are cleaning.
Cavitation process is the basis of ultrasonic cleaning.
Emission of ultrasound waves through liquid causes cavitation – formation of microscopic bubbles in liquid. When these bubbles hit the object surface they implode releasing energy that separates impurities from objects surface. Small size of bubbles enables them to penetrate cracks, holes, pores, perforations and undulations that are hard to reach when cleaning manually. Cavitation removes debris such as dust, dirt, oil, pigment, rust, grease, algae, fungi, bacteria, lime, soot, wax and so on. Materials suitable for cleaning in ultrasonic cleaner are metal, plastic, glass, ceramic and rubber. For optimal cleaning results we recommend solution of distilled water and specially formulated ultrasonic cleaning concentrates.
Use of ultrasonic cleaner is extremely simple.
Put items for cleaning in supplied basket. Carefully place the basket with items in ultrasonic cleaner. Fill the tank with distilled water or cleaning concentrate solution. Submerge all items in cleaning solution. Set the desired cleaning temperature and activate the tank heater. When liquid in tank reaches the set temperature, the heater will turn off. Set ultrasound timer in accordance with requirements of the cleaning process, depending on the type and degree of soiling on the cleaning item. Once cleaning is complete, wait for liquid to cool down and then carefully remove basket with items. Rinse items with clean water. Drain soiled cleaning liquid from ultrasonic cleaner. Use a soft cloth to wipe the tank.