Micro- and Nanobubbles: Fundamentals and Applications, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Micro- and Nanobubbles

Fundamentals and Applications, 1st Edition

Edited by Hideki Tsuge

Pan Stanford

376 pages | 18 Color Illus. | 193 B/W Illus.

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Microbubbles and nanobubbles have several characteristics that are comparable with millimeter- and centimeter-sized bubbles. These characteristics are their small size, which results in large surface area and high bioactivity, low rising velocity, decreased friction drag, high internal pressure, large gas dissolution capacity, negatively charged surface, and ability to be crushed and form free radicals. Microbubbles and nanobubbles have found applications in a variety of fields such as engineering, agriculture, environment, food, and medicine. Microbubbles have been successfully used in aquacultures of oysters in Hiroshima, scallops in Hokkaido, and pearls in Mie Prefecture, Japan. This field has shown a strong potential for growth. This book comprehensively discusses microbubbles and nanobubbles and their application in aquaculture, environment, engineering, medicine, stock raising, agriculture, and marine industry. It presents their potential as a new technology that can be utilized globally.


"This book presents an astonishing variety of micro- and nanobubble applications in various fields from a praxis-oriented viewpoint. Such information is usually still missing in textbooks and therefore may surprise many readers. The text is very interesting and inspiring."

Prof. Adrian Schumpe, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany

"Beginning with an overview of the most important hydrodynamics of microbubble formation and dispersion and leading over to state-of-the-art microbubble generators, this book presents an excellent introduction to the topic of modern micro-droplet generation and explains the most common simulation and measurement techniques. Enriched with a large number of academic, environmental, and economic case examples, it highlights the importance of micro-droplet generation and emulsification for modern society."

Prof. Norbert Räbiger, University of Bremen, Germany

Table of Contents


Preface Tsuge

PART 1 Fundamentals

Characteristics of microbubbles Tsuge

Formation and analysis of microbubbles

Generals Tsuge

New type of microbubble generator by two-phase flow method Matsumoto

Measurement and analysis

Sonochemistry : Influence of acoustic flow and mechanical flow on the sonochemical efficiency Kojima and Koda

Part Two Application of Microbubbles

Environmental field

Applications of microbubbles in the field of water and wastewater treatment Li and Takahashi

Purification of water quality Michioku

Applicability of soil improvement using microbubbles water against soil liquefaction Nagao, Suemasa and Akashi

Industrial field

Environmentally friendly cleaning technology using microbubbles Miyamoto

Characteristics of gas oil containing micro and nano air –bubbles Nakatake, Watanabe and Eguchi

Suppression technique for aggregation of nano-meter sized diamond particles using acoustic cavitation bubbles Takeuchi

Engineering field

Introduction Yasuda and Bando

Development of antisolvent and reactive crystallization technique Onoe and matsumoto

Preparation of hollow microcapsules Makuta,Daiguji and Takemura

Food field Quingi, Nakamura and Shiina

Agricultural・Marine・Stock-Raising field

Sterilization of hydroponics solution and removal of pesticide in vegetables Tamaki

Application of a microbubble generator to aquaculture farming Tsutsumi, Srithongouthai ,Hama, Takase and Nishi

In the aim of creating a food vally―Proposal on new micro‐ and nanobubble technologies Nashiki

Medical field

Medical applications of microbubbles Umemura

Contrast–enhanced ultrasound using microbubble contrast agent Moriyasu

Fluid dynamics field ―Drag reduction of ships Kodama and Hinatsu

PART 3 Application of Nanobubbles

Introduction Takahashi

Medical field

Medical application of nanobubble water Mano Mano

Anti-atherogenic action of oxygen nanobubbles in vascular endothelial and smooth muscle cells Hojo

Clinical application of ozone nanobubble water to periodontal treatment Arakawa, Hayakumo, Mano and Izumi


About the Editor

Hideki Tsuge is professor emeritus of chemical engineering at Keio University, Japan. He received his doctorate in engineering from Keio University in 1973. In 1984, he was visiting professor at Technische Universität Berlin, West Germany. From 1988 to 2007, he was professor in chemical engineering at Keio University, from where he retired in 2007. In 2007, he received the award for outstanding research achievement on bubble characteristics and their engineering applications from the Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan, and the award for outstanding research achievement on the reactive crystallization of dissolved salts in sea water from the Society of Sea Water Science, Japan. Dr. Tsuge has published more than 80 articles in international journals and authored and edited 23 books.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical