Ultrasonic transducers DO NOT 'evaporate' water. The evaporation of water involves the heating of water molecules until they are heated fast enough to escape the surface tension of the water. Just because there is a fine mist being emitted from the water, does not mean that traditional 'evaporation' is occurring. Additionally, liquid, as a phase of matter, does not compress easily. The 'rapid compression' you speak of is incorrect.
I have to ask where you got your definition of 'boil'? Boiling is absolutely the addition of heat to a medium to excite the molecules of that medium. Liquid nitrogen 'boils' at room temperature because its boiling point is much lower than that of water. Mercury boils at 356 degrees C because its boiling point is much higher than that of water. Also, these 'boiling points' are dependent on the pressure of the atmosphere around them. For instance, water boils at sea level at 212 degrees F, whereas it boils at one mile above sea level at 210 degrees F. If atmosphere is not present to exert pressure on the liquid, the boiling point is immediately reduced. Different materials react to atmospheric pressure differently. Our measured boiling and vaporization points are completely dependent on the pressure of our atmosphere. So, liquid Nitrogen boils at room temperature, not because of its 'degrees of separation from its environment', but because of the molecular properties of liquid nitrogen. Matter boils because of specific heat capacities, which are completely individual to each element, and completely dependent on the pressure of our atmosphere. Iron (Fe) melts at 1,535 degrees C and boils at 2,750 degrees C. Nitrogen melts at -209 degrees C and boils at -195 degrees C. Water melts at 0 degrees C and boils at 100 degrees C. What I am trying to demonstrate is that all materials have different heat capacities, and it is these capacities that regulate boiling points.
Now that we have the basics of melting and boiling down, let's talk about the compression of water. Liquids are commonly known to be 'incompressible', but this is a myth. Liquids are compressible, but it requires so much energy to compress water, that it is impractical to measure (without advanced lab equipment, and a hefty degree). As long as there is space between the atoms and molecules of a material, there is compression to be had, even if it is difficult to detect. HOWEVER, when water is compressed, it is by NO means turned into ice. When water is compressed, the molecules simply become closer, as with any medium, which is being compressed. Have you ever dropped BBs, or ball bearings? Between the solid ball bearings and the ground, compression is occurring. Is this changing the phase of matter the BBs or ball bearings are in? NO!!! Because of the special properties of water, it does turn into crystalline form when energy is lost - but it can not be compressed enough to form 'ice crystals'. One of the special properties of water, which allow it to be what it is, are seemingly insignificant forces, such as hydrogen bonds, Van der Waals interactions, and dipole-dipole forces. Water molecules are also special because of the partial positive charges on the two hydrogen atoms, and the partial negative charge on the oxygen atom, which help to form a dipole moment. The surface tension of water is partly due to the dipole moment (the direction, which positive charge is directed). All of these factors contribute to the properties of water. The freezing of water cannot be achieved by compression, only by the donation of energy from the water to another medium. In all cases of energy transfer, the goal is always equilibrium. The intermolecular forces present in water are responsible for the properties of water….. these properties DO NOT include crystallization upon compression.
Now for ultrasonic transducers: While I appreciate your ‘evaluation’ that I understand “layman’s terms”, I must remind you of your source for information, I quote:
“The directions EXPLICITLY state. "Do not expose flesh to the jet stream of water which is created, as this will cause severe burns from microscopic ice getting under skin.””
Okay, so…… from my “COMMON – HOW DOES THIS WORK [website]”, to your ‘EXPLICITLY stated directions’, I’m just not sure who to trust. Once again, I insist, ultrasonic transducers are emitting a frequency, which operates fast enough to vaporize water – NOT flash boil or flash freeze the water [PERIOD!]. To do a large scale version of an ultrasonic transducer, put two cups of water into a (clear) one gallon milk jug…. Okay, see how the water sits in the bottom in one big puddle? Now, shake the milk jug up and down as hard and as fast as you can… what happens? YES!!! The water turns into smaller particles than the original puddle – this resembles what an ultrasonic transducer does to water (the water is just being shaken at 1.7 million cycles per second). Another example of a similar process is when science teachers place sand on the device, which has a surface that oscillates up and down – what happens when the device is turned on at low frequency? The sand begins to vibrate on the surface? What happens when the frequency is turned up? The sand begins to leave the surface of the device. What happens when the frequency is turned way up? The sand leaves the surface wildly, which resembles the similar process of what an ultrasonic transducer does to water.
The websites you brought up: I viewed almost all of them. Those websites have nearly no credibility as far as I am concerned. I looked at, at least two, which stated that the ultrasonic transducer produces ‘anions’….. We’re talkin’ first level college chemistry folks…. Get a grip. An anion is an atom or molecule, which has an extra electron attached to it (from its neutral state). Anions form bonds with cations – it is called an ionic bond! Yikes! Salt is an example – NaCl (common table salt – sodium chloride) is made up of two ions: Na+ and Cl-. The sodium (Na) is missing an electron, and the chlorine (Cl) has an extra one. In water, NaCl is highly soluble because ionic bonds are most easily broken, so when salt is added to water you are simply separating the crystalline form of NaCl into its conjugate ions. What’s my point? Water is in constant equilibrium with its conjugate ions, H+ and OH-. Water CANNOT be turned into ions by an ultrasonic transducer. Plus, what idiot would try to sell these things by saying that we put ‘anions’ into the air – the anion of water is OH-, which is a strong base. I don’t even want to begin to talk about the stupidity exhibited in these websites – some people will say anything to sell something, even if it is completely wrong.
Okay – I’m stopping here. If you can come up with that patent, I would like to see it. However, considering that most of the properties of water were discovered more recently than 40 years ago, I am already questioning its credibility. As you can (hopefully) see, I have more than a “layman’s” understanding of how most things work (chemistry, at least). Unless you can prove me undoubtedly wrong, please stop spreading incorrect information. The mist produced by ultrasonic transducers is fine for any creature, as long as the amount of mist produced is right for that particular creature and the water is not contaminated. Coming in contact with the transducer can be fatal to small animals, and cause strange sensations of ‘burning’ for humans. Organic matter can be gelatinized with high enough frequencies, as water can be vaporized (turned into small particles) with high enough frequencies.