At Last, A Non-Iterative Program to Calculate Growth and Aggregation Rates!
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.
KeywordsAggregation Rate Batch Experiment Stone Formation Calcium Oxalate Urinary Stone
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