Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1989, 54, 3187-3197

Calculation of the kinetics of crystallization based on a single batch experiment

Jaroslav Nývlt

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 160 00 Prague 6


The kinetics of crystal growth and nucleation in dependence on the supersaturation of a solution of KCL were evaluated based on a single batch crystallization experiment, where the supersaturation was monitored refractometrically and the product crystal size distribution was established at the end of the experiment. The crystal growth kinetic data obtained compare well with published values, for the nucleation data the agreement is less satisfactory.