ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Cavitation

A condition of liquid flow where, after partial vaporization of the liquid, the subsequent collapse of vapor bubbles can produce surface damage.

Publication Source: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Bioprocessing Equipment (BPE) - 2009 Revision

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Cavitation

The formation of gas bubbles in a liquid (often caused by heat or vibration).

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