An ultrasonic cleaner is a very effective cleaner. However, there are factors that can affect its effectiveness, such as the existence of gas bubbles and dissolved gases in the ultrasonic cleaning solution. And so, for an effective cleaning to occur, the cleaning solution should be degassed.
Degassing means removing gas bubbles and gases dissolved in liquid. The cleaning solution will only be able to cavitate properly if these elements are removed. Dissolved gases weaken the power of the implosion of cavitation bubbles. Gas bubbles, on the other hand, make the ultrasonic waves less intense. Gas bubbles do this by absorbing some of the ultrasonic energy inside the ultrasonic cleaner.
Without dissolved gases and gas bubbles, vacuum is left inside cavitation bubbles. When intense ultrasonic waves get in contact with these bubbles that are filled with vacuum, powerful implosions occur. These powerful implosions remove all contaminants attached to the items inside the ultrasonic cleaner.
How to Degas Ultrasonic Cleaning Solution
In degassing an ultrasonic cleaning solution, there are some steps that should be done.
- Turn on the ultrasonic cleaner and set the temperature high.
- Pour the cleaning solution into the ultrasonic cleaner’s tank.
- Let the cleaner run for several minutes up to half an hour. The exact time depends on the size of the tank and the type of cleaning solution used.
After degassing the cleaning solution, the items to be cleaned can be placed inside the tank. When there are no bubbles moving up to the solution’s surface, it means the ultrasonic cleaning solution has been degassed correctly.