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Do ' Bubbles' serve any purpose at all ?
« on: 20/03/2008 11:35:28 »
Dear Bubbleologists,

ooops...pardon me !!.....see my bottom burp ?




On it's journey up it goes
To be inhaled by a happy nose



Apart from being a container for some sheep gas...
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....Are there any bona fide uses for bubbles ?.....I know we can all have fun with them...but .....does industry use bubbles at all for a specific purpose ? (apart from the production of bubble mixture !)


Your spheroid thin walled comments will be moist welcomed .


Neil



 

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« Reply #1 on: 20/03/2008 11:41:47 »
Maybe they aid in cleansing.. Like perhaps thats why they call "scrubbing bubbles" scrubbing bubbles...LOL.. Seriously I would think since most soaps bubble to someextent that it must serve a purpose in either cleaning or activating the cleaner and aiding in its delivery of clean goodness,, like making the surface slippery..so germs will wash away easier...Maybe???? LOL  Unqualified guess!
 

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« Reply #2 on: 20/03/2008 12:35:48 »
Humpback Whales use bubbles as nets to help round up some tucker.

Look for 'bubble net'
 

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« Reply #3 on: 20/03/2008 15:45:57 »
Maybe they aid in cleansing.. Like perhaps thats why they call "scrubbing bubbles" scrubbing bubbles...LOL.. Seriously I would think since most soaps bubble to someextent that it must serve a purpose in either cleaning or activating the cleaner and aiding in its delivery of clean goodness,, like making the surface slippery..so germs will wash away easier...Maybe???? LOL  Unqualified guess!

Sounds really good to me !...and we all know your ' unqualified' guesses are usually accurate !

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« Reply #4 on: 20/03/2008 15:47:17 »
Humpback Whales use bubbles as nets to help round up some tucker.

Look for 'bubble net'

THANK YOU JnA....yes yes....I have seen this too !...they swim in circles and produce a circle of bubbles which herds 'lunch ' into a lunch eating location !!

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« Reply #5 on: 20/03/2008 15:56:00 »
Your welcome,, and I would like to know from a qualified person who knows more then me..... LOL...that should be very easy to find in here!!! hee hee!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 20/03/2008 16:16:27 »
Dear Bubbleologists,
.....does industry use bubbles at all for a specific purpose ?

Ultrasonic cleaning uses bubbles (cavitiation).
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When these ‘bubbles’ (and there are many millions of them in an active ultrasonic tank) collapse,
 they collapse with enormous energy. When sufficient energy is built up in the ‘bubble’ or cavitation,
 the cavitation collapses violently.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultrasonic_cleaning
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cavitation

Foams, including metal foam, are mainly gas bubbles.
http://www.metafoam.com/files/Metafoam's%20material.pdf
« Last Edit: 20/03/2008 16:29:02 by RD »
 

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« Reply #7 on: 20/03/2008 17:58:34 »
BUBBLES; BEER, BREAD.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 20/03/2008 18:26:10 »
I think some building blocks such as "Celon" or "Aircrete" use bubbles in the making, not sure how though.

Not such an industry but physics, the Bubble Chamber.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 20/03/2008 21:12:35 »
Dear Bubbleologists,
.....does industry use bubbles at all for a specific purpose ?

Ultrasonic cleaning uses bubbles (cavitiation).
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When these ‘bubbles’ (and there are many millions of them in an active ultrasonic tank) collapse,
 they collapse with enormous energy. When sufficient energy is built up in the ‘bubble’ or cavitation,
 the cavitation collapses violently.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultrasonic_cleaning
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cavitation

Foams, including metal foam, are mainly gas bubbles.
http://www.metafoam.com/files/Metafoam's%20material.pdf

FANTASTIC !!!...and great links too !!

THANK EWW RD !!
 

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« Reply #10 on: 20/03/2008 21:13:10 »
BUBBLES; BEER, BREAD.

.....and BURPS !!!  ;D ;)

 

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« Reply #11 on: 20/03/2008 21:14:50 »
I think some building blocks such as "Celon" or "Aircrete" use bubbles in the making, not sure how though.

Not such an industry but physics, the Bubble Chamber.

Respect !...THANK YOU......would be interested to know how the bubbles assist in the manufacture of building blocks !...lets hope a passing ' bubble-in-blockologist drops in and answers !

 

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« Reply #12 on: 21/03/2008 04:59:27 »
Bubbles also help you if you get dumped in the surf.. swim in the same direction as the bubbles. 
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« Reply #13 on: 21/03/2008 05:04:11 »
they also help in fish tanks and make the lid on the treasure chest lift up...
 

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« Reply #14 on: 21/03/2008 10:19:28 »
The greatest fun invention of all time: bubblewrap.
 

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« Reply #15 on: 21/03/2008 18:23:24 »
Quote by neilep:

".would be interested to know how the bubbles assist in the manufacture of building blocks !"

The bubbles dont assist in the manufacture of the building blocks but are put there or purpose at the manufacturing stage.

The concrete and clincker/ash is mixed and air is passed through the mix creating a bubble matrix instead of a solid one. The mix is then cast to set and as it does the air bubbles get trapped inside. This makes the finished product whole lot lighter but still very strong. Similar to a loaf of bread but in bread its the yeast that causes CO2 bubbles which get trapped.

Polystyrene foam and cavity insulation foam is also similar as they have a great deal of bubbles trapped inside when set. This again makes things lighter with the advantage that trapped air is also a good insulator.

Just thought of shaving foam as well!
 

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« Reply #16 on: 21/03/2008 18:40:20 »
I had a Physics teacher called 'Bubbles' Bergen. I never knew how he got that nickname but he was pretty useful to my particular Physics experience.
 

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« Reply #17 on: 21/03/2008 19:40:40 »
Bubbles also help you if you get dumped in the surf.. swim in the same direction as the bubbles. 

THANK EWE JnA...

As a scuba diving surfing sheepy I will remember that !!


 

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« Reply #18 on: 21/03/2008 19:43:05 »
The greatest fun invention of all time: bubblewrap.

Now you're talking ......oh my ..yes indeed

ENJOY !!!  Click for Virtual bubble wrap !!
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« Reply #19 on: 21/03/2008 19:49:06 »
The greatest fun invention of all time: bubblewrap.

Now you're talking ......oh my ..yes indeed

ENJOY !!!  Click for Virtual bubble wrap !!

WAY WAY Cool.. I like manic mode... LOL.. Took about 20 seconds to pop them all!
 

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« Reply #20 on: 21/03/2008 19:49:44 »
Bubbles also help you if you get dumped in the surf.. swim in the same direction as the bubbles. 

THANK EWE JnA...

As a scuba diving surfing sheepy I will remember that !!







Cool Piccy Neil! YAYYYYYYYY! LOL!
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« Reply #21 on: 21/03/2008 20:23:28 »
Mineral separation by froth floatation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Froth_flotation
and fire fighting foams
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_fighting_foam
seem like fairly useful aplications.
 

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« Reply #22 on: 21/03/2008 20:43:20 »
Mineral separation by froth floatation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Froth_flotation
and fire fighting foams
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_fighting_foam
seem like fairly useful aplications.

Agreed !!

Both exceptional use of bubbles.

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« Reply #23 on: 27/03/2008 14:30:30 »
you wrap fragile stuff in them
 

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