The definition of cavitation reads as follows: the formation and then immediate implosion of cavities in a liquid - i.e. small liquid-free zones (bubbles) – that are the consequence of forces acting upon the liquid. It usually occurs when a liquid is subjected to rapid changes of pressure. Cavities appear where the pressure is relatively low.
In essence, this is a natural phenomena which can be replicated through differentiation of pressure. This phenomena also shows a very distinctive set of behaviours. At the moment of implosion of the bubble and lasting only a few pico-seconds, a temperature of in excess of 5,600 degrees celsius and a pressure of more than 1,000 BAR are recorded.
With this also comes a ‘shock wave’, creating immense vibrations within a wide range of frequencies. We could therefore think that cavitation is a natural phenomena which should be given a wide birth.
Well, actually no! This immense power can be harnessed to create a source of energy, as long as the constant heat and pressure are replicated. "The temperature reached inside the bubble is as hot as the surface of the sun" In this environment, chemical reactions can take place without the use of industry standard ‘catalysis’, in order to generate gases and synthetic fuels.
We have developed and patented such a reactor, inside which cavitation bubbles are generated thousands of time per second in a set pattern. Sufficient energy is then released to ionise particular elements within the reactor. We have also designed the reactor in such a way that it is able to handle a wide range of vibrations and their destructive effect.
Our patented system is called Cloud Cavitation Reactor, better known as CCR, and it consumes several tons per hour of a predefined carbon-based feedstock.