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At Last, A Non-Iterative Program to Calculate Growth and Aggregation Rates!

  • M. J. Hounslow
  • R. L. Ryall
  • V. R. Marshall

Abstract

It is well accepted that the principal mechanisms contributing to the enlargement of calcium oxalate stones are growth and aggregation. Much research is carried out in an attempt to determine the relative significance of these phenomena. It is common practice to conduct seeded batch experiments with the objective of identifying promotion or inhibition of stone formation. The progress of these experiments is followed by periodically removing aliquots of the suspension for particle-size analysis by Coulter counter. Figure 1 shows typical data obtained from such an experiment.

Keywords

Aggregation Rate Batch Experiment Stone Formation Calcium Oxalate Urinary Stone 
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References

  1. 1.
    AD Randolph and MA Larson, “Theory of Particulate Processes,” Academic Press, New York (1971).Google Scholar
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    MJ Hounslow, RL Ryall, and VR Marshall, Modelling the formation of urinary stones, Presented at CHEMECA 88, Sydney, Australia (1988).Google Scholar
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    MJ Hounslow, RL Ryall, and VR Marshall, A discretized population balance for nucleation, growth and aggregation, In Press AIChE J. (1988).Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. J. Hounslow
    • 1
  • R. L. Ryall
    • 2
  • V. R. Marshall
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringThe University of AdelaideBedford ParkSouth Australia
  2. 2.Urology Unit, Department of SurgeryFlinders Medical CenterBedford ParkSouth Australia

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