Crystallization, one of the oldest and most important unit operations, is widely used in the chemical industry for a purification, separation, and/or production step, yielding good quality crystals. It is a practical method to obtain a concentrated chemical substance in a form that is pure, appealing, and convenient to handle. In modern chemical engineering parlance, it is a simultaneous heat and mass transfer process with a strong dependence on fluid and particle mechanics. Furthermore, it takes place in multiphase and multicomponent systems, and is concerned with time-variant-distributed particulate solids that are rather difficult to characterize uniquely.
KeywordsCrystallization Sucrose Enthalpy Benzene Zeolite
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