Crystal size distribution analysis of magnesium carbonate for a batch operation is presented. Log normal distribution is assumed in calculating the mean size of the crystals. Change of slope in the particle size distribution v. particle size plot suggests a crystal growth rate independent of crystal size. The order of nucleation process (m) being >4, as correlated by power law kinetics is indicative of nucleation by primary mechanisms. High supersaturation levels are attributed to theses phenomena. Relatively high saturation rates lead to a widening of the metastable region.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Transactions of the Institutions of Mining and Metallurgy, Section C: Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2007|
- Crystal growth rate
- Crystal size distribution analysisSuper saturation