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CaviMax - ​ ​Hydrodynamic ​Cavitation ​Technology ​ 

Not just for BIOGAS PLANTS. You may ​already be in ​the know with ​regards to the ​power of ​controlled ​cavitation and ​how it can help ​your particular ​industry or ​physical/​chemical/​biological/​nano ​process, if not then follow these 4 steps.​..

  • Step 1:- do a ​web search with ​the words ​Hydrodynamic ​Cavitation plus the name of ​what you are ​doing i.e.. ​waste water ​treatment, ​beer making, upscaling algae into biofuels/algal oils/bioethanol, biodiesel production from biowastes , bioresource processing, ​oil desulphurisation, gene therapy ​targeting, desalination, yogurt ​processing, ​paint mixing or ​COD reduction ​or whatever you want to ​do

  • Step 2:- get ​excited about ​Hydrodynamic ​Cavitation and ​what it can do ​for you because ​there are so ​many papers out ​there with ​favorable to ​outstanding ​results ​

  • Step 3:- ​contact us to ​discuss the ​hire of our ​laboratory ​scale ​CaviLab to test ​your hypothesis ​for your ​particular ​situation and ​aims, do some ​R&D - our ​favorite  ​

  • Step 4:- if ​you achieve the ​results you are ​looking for, ​and are ​suitably ​impressed by ​the process ​uplift achieved ​then proceed to ​scaled up ​industrial ​sized cavitator

NB:- please ​note the ​CaviMax ​produces ​Hydrodynamic ​Cavitation not ​Acoustic ​Cavitation - ​both are viable ​cavitation ​bubble ​technologies ​but Hydrodynamic ​Cavitation is ​more efficient ​when scaled up, producing more powerful shockwaves with less energy input -​ this is a ​process ​intensification ​technology ​which increases/​intensifies/​speeds up the ​rate of ​reactions ​leading to ​decreased ​energy and raw ​materials usage ​and targeted ​manipulating of ​chemicals. ​

Thanks for ​reading, share ​this info ​and when ​you are in a ​position to ​evaluate new ​technologies ​and techniques ​that will ​provide ​substantial ​carbon savings ​and increased ​profit, then ​please get ​in touch, we ​love running ​cost benefit ​analyses to ​show how you ​can save money ​and provide ​environmental ​benefit (​through either ​using less ​materials, ​cleaning up ​your effluent ​or both) at the ​same time -​  ​please include ​Hydrodynamic ​Cavitation in ​your innovative ​technology ​evaluations. ​

We are based ​in Dorset in ​the United ​Kingdom but are ​happy to serve ​the world. ​

Use hydrodynamic cavitation to reduce particle sizes and break down lignocellulosic feedstocks, recalcitrant substrates and secondary sludges

We have a proven technology to distrupt the lignin in straw and grass, which we know is the key to utilising these plentiful and lower cost feedstocks.  There are a couple of existing processes capable of doing this, such as steam and alkali treatment. However, we have an innovative and clever machine that harnesses the power of hydrodynamic cavitation.

The  Rotocav reactor at the heart of the CaviMax makes all this possible by producing physical rotational forces that create hydrodynamic shockwaves, breaking down seemingly incompatible gas/liquid/solid mixtures into flowing substrates.

The shockwaves induced by a liquid moving from a high to low to high pressure environment, causes millions of microscopic bubbles to form and then collapse, creating tremendous localised pressures, which shear solid particles, break down cell walls and allow liquids to bind with solids, or gases to liquids. For the biogas industry this means that a substrate is created with a greater surface area, which is more readily available to be broken down by the anaerobic digestion bacteria, this in turn means more biogas...quicker.

So, in short theCaviMax cavitator is a process intensification device which increases sustainability ratings, lowers carbon footprints, provides flexibility in the running of your plant and can increase your biogas yield.

Below is a list of features and benefits of cavitation for the biogas industry, this isn't just a load of sales flannel, these are real and quantifiable effects, put us to the test, we have a laboratory scale cavitator we can test your particular troublesome substrate or a new feedstock you have in mind.

Why the emphasis on CONTROLLED hydrodynamic cavitation? Because generally cavitation is a plumbing and flow dynamics problem you try and engineer out of a system, as it can wear away pipework and parts within a water system, we are manipulating and controlling the cavitation event to discharge it's distruptive energy into a flowing medium and using it for particle disintegration.

Features of CONTROLLED hydrodynamic cavitation

  • Process intensification technology

  • Breaks down / digests lignocellulose

  • Deals with recalcitrant materials

  • Drasticly reduces particle size of treated substrate

  • Multiple treatment positioning, feedstock pre-treatment or mid process

  • Low maintenance simple design

  • No additional chemicals or add-ons required

  • A range of sizes available to suit your plant and requirements.

  • Environmentally friendly, efficient and economical in its application

Benefits of CONTROLLED hydrodynamic cavitation

  • Reduce feedstock costs or increase biogas production by on average 20% 

  • Ability to utilise high lignin feed stocks

  • Broadens your feedstock portfolio

  • Decreased problematic floating layer  – crust reduction in digester

  • Increased availability of cellular juices

  • Increased uniformity of particle size

  • Acceleration of hydrolysis and the anaerobic digestion process

  • Reduced retention time in digester

  • Increased pumpability of substrate

  • Reduction in digestate viscosity

  • Reduced plant downtime due to blockages

  • Increased sustainability of process & product by improved efficiencies