Iztok Livk,a Ciril Poharb
aCSIRO Minerals, PO Box 90, Bentley WA 6982,Australia
bFaculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana, Aškerčeva 5,
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Methods used in the analysis of an industrial crystallization process
are presented in this article. They are implemented in the development
of a population balance based model for the sodium perborate precipitation.
The precipitation kinetics such as nucleation, growth and agglomeration
are estimated using a novel estimation procedure, which enables the determination
of crystallization kinetics from the experimental crystal size distributions.
The values obtained for the crystal growth rate agree well with the values
determined by other authors.