Batch Crystallizer

  • Narayan S. Tavare
Part of the The Springer Chemical Engineering Series book series (PCES)


Batch crystallizers are extensively used in the chemical industry for the manufacture of a wide range of high-value fine chemicals. They are generally useful in small-scale operations, especially when working with chemical systems that are difficult to handle, due perhaps to their highly viscous or toxic properties. They are simple and flexible in operations, requiring less capital investment, and generally involve less process development than those for a continuous operation. The purpose of this chapter is to summarize comprehensively our understanding of batch crystallization processes. A generalized analytical process description of a batch crystallizer is developed and its application illustrated to evaluate the performance characteristics of different types of batch crystallizers operated under different modes. Chapter 6 outlines the techniques that are available to characterize crystallization kinetics from batch crystallizer configurations.


Crystal Size Distribution Population Balance Equation Solvent Capacity Potash Alum Batch Crystallizer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Narayan S. Tavare
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  1. 1.University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST)ManchesterUK

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