Year: 2015 | Month: October | Volume: 2 | Issue: 10 | Pages: 615-618
A Review on Studies and Research on Crystallization
Sunil J. Kulkarni
Datta Meghe College of Engineering, Airoli, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Crystallization is a chemical solid–liquid separation technique. In this, mass transfer of a solute from the liquid solution to a pure solid crystalline phase occurs. For crystallization, supersaturation and temperature are two imporant factors. Crystallization finds major application in food and pharmaceutical industry. Silicon crystal wafer production, powder salt for food, production of sucrose from sugar beet are few industrial applications. Many investigators have carried out research on crystal size, growth and structure, factor affecting crystal growth and other important aspects of crystallization. The present paper summerizes research carried out on various aspects of crystallization.
Key words: supersaturation, temperature crystal growth, morphology.