Acceptance of and interest in the special properties of nanobubbles (also termed as ultrafine bubbles) is growing rapidly, and their formation and characteristics are the subject of an increasing amount of study, particularly in Europe and Japan.
Due to the theoretically very high pressure within nanobubbles of such small size and radius of curvature and thus high surface tension, conventional calculations show that gas should be ‘pressed out’ of the nanobubble within microseconds. However, it is now clear that, under the right conditions, nanobubbles can form freely and remain stable for extended periods of time, sometimes for many months.
Applications for solutions containing nanobubbles include facility cleaning, solar cell manufacturing and plant growth. Many more applications are emerging rapidly.
Malvern’s NanoSight range of instruments features prominently in nanobubble research publications. Similarly, the Zetasizer Nano range of instruments can also be used for the characterization of nanobubbles. All of these instruments provide fast, reliable, accurate and reproducible information about your product.
In addition, Archimedes provides information previously unavailable to nanobubble researchers: clear differentiation between gas bubbles in solution and contaminants that may be present. Resonant mass measurement is therefore able to supply a clear, reproducible analysis of the concentration and purity of your nanobubble product.