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One embodiment of the invention is directed to an apparatus for atomizing a fluid. This apparatus includes an atomizing nozzle assembly. The atomizing nozzle assembly includes: a spray applicator enclosure having a fluid entry zone, a flow shape profiler region, a transducer, and a cavitation enhancer module, wherein the cavitation enhancer module includes a residence modulation zone and the residence modulation zone includes a backward facing step region. The apparatus is configured such that fluid can enter the fluid entry zone to the nozzle profiler, the transducer and the cavitation enhancer module. Other embodiments relate to methods for atomizing fluids.
Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota, Aichi Prefecture (JP), University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (US), Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc., Erlanger, KY (US)
Srinivasan, Vedanth; Salazar, Abraham J.; Saito, Kozo; Alloo, Richard; and Masahito, Sakakibara, "Device and Methods for Atomizing Fluids" (2009). Mechanical Engineering Faculty Patents. 17.