In short when you hit the top of a glass bottle filled with water, the impact creates a sudden force that travels through the bottle. This rapid movement generates a powerful shockwave that creates a vacuum at the bottom of the bottle. The liquid, responds to this vacuum which creates something called cavitation which is a low pressure gap in the liquid. If the force of the impact is strong enough, it creates some little cavitation bubbles at the bottom of the bottle, when these cavitation bubbles collapse the mini explosion can cause the bottom of the bottle to break or detach.
Do you want to know more about cavitation and how we can help reduce the cavitation in your pump applications? Keep an eye out for our next blog post and we will show you how we can reduce or completely irradiate cavitation issues for you.
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