Sonication of various liquids makes processes like homogenization and emulsification fast and easy. The powerful shear forces, produced at the point that cavitiation bubbles implode, allows the break down of larger molecules in solution producing uniformity and stability. This process is useful in several processing applications like the beverage, paint and ink, cosmetics, and fuel industries.
This same technology is being applied to processing and packaging meat fillets in the dairy and fisheries industries. Using sonication in this solid medium aims at gaining stability and extending product shelf lives. When sonicated, the bacteria and enzymes that cause spoilage are destroyed, deemed incapable of causing damage. The use of sonication in the food processing industry is growing in popularity because it saves time and money.
*Sonix IV Corporation works closely with university researchers.