Crystallization is one of the oldest separation processes used in the chemical industry and is still one of the most important. It is also going through an exciting renaissance with the result that it is becoming yet more central to the needs of the modern chemical industry. As well as its long-standing use in the commodity chemicals business, it is central to the fine and speciality areas. The emphasis in crystallization has thus been changing from the simple
production of bulk solid particles to one in which ever higher standards and reproducibility of particle size, size distribution, crystal form and particle morphology are demanded in both product and process development.
Professor J Garside and Professor R Davey both at the Department of Chemical Engineering UMIST PO Box 88 Manchester M60
Introduction ; Phase Equilibrium and Crystallization Techniques ; Nucleation ; Crystal Growth ; Crystal Habit Control ; Polymorphism and Metastable Phase Formation ; Number Balances and Size Distribution Modelling ; Characteristics of Continuous Crystallizers ; Characteristics of Batch Crystallizers ; Crystals in Formulated Products