University Chemistry ›› 2021, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (4): 2004135.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX202004135

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Current Situations and Developments of the Solution Crystallization Methods and Techniques

Junrui Tan, Hui Li()   

  • Received:2020-04-30 Accepted:2020-06-10 Published:2020-06-19
  • Contact: Hui Li


Solution crystallization is an important process in crystal growth and industrial production. In this review, the basic principle and process of solution crystallization method were introduced, in which the concept of supersaturation was highlighted, and several factors influencing this process were put forward. Furthermore, a collection of conventional and emerging methods and techniques of solution crystallization were summarized based on the single or composite factors affecting solution supersaturation, including their basic experimental principles, operating procedures and typical cases of the application. Finally, the optimal design of crystal process under solution crystallization was discussed using 5W1H method.

Key words: Solution crystallization, Crystal growth, Supersaturation, pH, Shear flow


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