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An investigation of the mechanisms at the interaction between cavitation bubbles and contaminants

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Project "CABUM" data sheet

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Organization address
address: KONGRESNI TRG 12
postcode: 1000

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 Coordinator Country Slovenia [SI]
 Total cost 1˙904˙565 €
 EC max contribution 1˙904˙565 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2017-COG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-07-01   to  2023-06-30


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI SI (LJUBLJANA) coordinator 1˙904˙565.00


 Project objective

A sudden decrease in pressure triggers the formation of vapour and gas bubbles inside a liquid medium (also called cavitation). This leads to many (key) engineering problems: material loss, noise and vibration of hydraulic machinery. On the other hand, cavitation is a potentially a useful phenomenon: the extreme conditions are increasingly used for a wide variety of applications such as surface cleaning, enhanced chemistry, and waste water treatment (bacteria eradication and virus inactivation). Despite this significant progress a large gap persists between the understanding of the mechanisms that contribute to the effects of cavitation and its application. Although engineers are already commercializing devices that employ cavitation, we are still not able to answer the fundamental question: What precisely are the mechanisms how bubbles can clean, disinfect, kill bacteria and enhance chemical activity? The overall objective of the project is to understand and determine the fundamental physics of the interaction of cavitation bubbles with different contaminants. To address this issue, the CABUM project will investigate the physical background of cavitation from physical, biological and engineering perspective on three complexity scales: i) on single bubble level, ii) on organised and iii) on random bubble clusters, producing a progressive multidisciplinary synergetic effect. The proposed synergetic approach builds on the PI's preliminary research and employs novel experimental and numerical methodologies, some of which have been developed by the PI and his research group, to explore the physics of cavitation behaviour in interaction with bacteria and viruses. Understanding the fundamental physical background of cavitation in interaction with contaminants will have a ground-breaking implications in various scientific fields (engineering, chemistry and biology) and will, in the future, enable the exploitation of cavitation in water and soil treatment processes.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Mojca Zupanc, Žiga Pandur, Tadej Stepišnik Perdih, David Stopar, Martin Petkovšek, Matevž Dular
Effects of cavitation on different microorganisms: The current understanding of the mechanisms taking place behind the phenomenon. A review and proposals for further research
published pages: 147-165, ISSN: 1350-4177, DOI: 10.1016/j.ultsonch.2019.05.009
Ultrasonics Sonochemistry 57 2020-02-19
2020 Žiga Pandur, Iztok Dogsa, Matevž Dular, David Stopar
Liposome destruction by hydrodynamic cavitation in comparison to chemical, physical and mechanical treatments
published pages: 104826, ISSN: 1350-4177, DOI: 10.1016/j.ultsonch.2019.104826
Ultrasonics Sonochemistry 61 2020-02-19

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