Ultrasonic Baths

Ultrasonic cleaning uses high-frequency, high-intensity sound waves in a liquid to facilitate or enhance the removal of foreign contaminants from surfaces submerged in an ultrasonically activated liquid. Ultrasonic technology has more recently been used in a growing number of applications involving chemical processes and surface conditioning, which, although outside the classic definition of cleaning, use basically the same techniques.

Laboratory Applications for Ultrasonic Baths

  • Degassing is used for the reliable removal of gas from samples (e.g. for the removal of carbon dioxide) or for the degassing of HPLC solvents in the analytical lab.
  • Mixing combines two liquids that are not ordinarily mixable, e.g. oil in water.
  • Dispersing is used with for substances that are not ordinarily mixable, for example solid substances in liquid such as pigments in water.
  • Cleaning applies to laboratory glassware or laboratory instruments, even joints of articulated components and in hollow bodies. A special application is cleaning analytical sieves.

Information requried to quote on an Ultrasonic Bath

  1. What size do you require?
  2. Do you need heating?

Further Reading


Brochure: Lab Companion Brochure: Wiggens