Acoustics Research Unit wins Knowledge Transfer Partnership on sonic cleaning

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Dr Gary Seiffert, Senior Research Fellow in the Acoustics Research Unit has won a Knowledge Transfer Partnership on sonic cleaning with industrial partner, Primasonics, with a value of £137k.

The company, Primasonics, has established a worldwide reputation for the design, manufacture and performance of its range of compressed air driven acoustic cleaners. These are employed across increasing numbers of industries from power generation to cement, and plant applications ranging from silos to selective catalytic reduction units. The KTP will be used to maintain the continued growth and development of the company by ensuring it remains at the forefront of innovation and product development.

Gary’s expertise is in the use of high-intensity sound for sonic cleaning to remove powders from surfaces, or for sonic fluidisation to promote the flow of powdered material; both of which can increase efficiency for industry. An overview of this research topic can be seen in the video on the Acoustics Research Unit website