In order to turn algae into bio fuel, the oil must be extracted. One of several interesting methods currently being investigated is ultrasonic extraction of algae oil into water. In this video you will be able to see algae oil extracted from algae using Industrial Sonomechanics’ (ISM) high-gain Barbell horn. The output diameter is 65 mm and the vibration amplitude is 100 microns.
This video basically shows how ISM’s 4 kW ultrasonic reactor system works, although on much smaller scale. The ISM system is based around the Barbell horn, an ultrasonic reactor, a magnetostrictive transducer, and a flow-through reactor chamber.