Sonocrystallization: The Use of Ultrasound for Improved Industrial Crystallization

  title={Sonocrystallization: The Use of Ultrasound for Improved Industrial Crystallization},
  author={Graham Ruecroft and David Hipkiss and Tuan A. Ly and Neil Maxted and Peter W. Cains},
  journal={Organic Process Research \& Development},
An overview of the application of power ultrasound to crystallization of organic molecules, and the equipment developed in recent years in which sonocrystallization and sonochemistry may be carried out at industrial scale, is presented. It includes both results from the research and development programs carried out by us and a survey of developments in the field more generally. The most important effect of ultrasound on crystallization is the induction of nucleation and the principal benefits… 

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