Recent studies in environmental applications of ultrasound

Thuy Duong Pham, Reena Amatya Shrestha, Jurate Virkutyte, Mika Sillanpää

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As a young, new, and rapidly growing science, the applications of ultrasound in environmental technology hold a promising future. Compared with conventional methods, ultrasonication can bring several benefits such as environmentally friendly (no toxic chemicals are used or produced), low cost, and compact (allowing on-site treatment). Beside an overview on ultrasonic background, this paper summarizes main findings and innovations of recent studies that used ultrasound in environmental analysis, water and sludge treatment, soil and sediment remediation, and air purification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1849-1858
Number of pages10
JournalCanadian Journal of Civil Engineering
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Air purification
  • Environmental analysis
  • Sludge stabilization
  • Soil remediation
  • Ultrasound
  • Water treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • General Environmental Science


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