Acoustically assisted diffusion through membranes and biomaterials

John D. Floros, Hanhua Liang

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147 Citations (Scopus)


High-intensity ultrasound accelerates diffusion of materials into biological membranes and can be used to improve food processes. Some possible mechanisms are presented, as well as an attempt to explain theoretically how and why sound affects mass transfer. Some important factors to acoustically-mediated diffusion processes are classified. A summary of acoustic drying and research on such processes is presented.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Specialist publicationFood Technology
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science


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