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Ultrasonic cleaning and washing of surfaces

F.J. Fuchs    Blackstone-Ney Ultrasonics, Jamestown, NY, USA

Abstract

This chapter first addresses the emergence of ultrasonic cleaning technology. The principles and mechanism of application are discussed, and an explanation of the benefits of ultrasonic cleaning is provided. Ultrasonic cleaning also has limitations, which are revealed, along with reasons for these shortfalls. This chapter serves as a practical guide for maximizing and monitoring the effectiveness of an ultrasonic cleaning system. Advances in ultrasonic technology are explored along with their impetus. Finally, this chapter speculates on the future of ultrasonic cleaning. An appendix on recent developments in ultrasonic washing ...

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