Introduction

  • Narayan S. Tavare
Part of the The Springer Chemical Engineering Series book series (PCES)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Crystallization Sucrose Enthalpy Benzene Zeolite 

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Further Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Narayan S. Tavare
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  1. 1.University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST)ManchesterUK

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