Crystallization of nano-calcium carbonate: the influence of process parameters

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List of Authors: Steliana Aldea, Mathias Snåre, Kari Eränen, Henrik Grenman, Anne-Riikka Rautio, Krisztian Kordás, Jyri-Pekka Mikkola, Tapio Salmi, Dmitry Y. Murzin
Publication year: 2016
Journal: Chemie Ingenieur Technik
Volume number: 88
Issue number: 11
Start page: 1609
End page: 1616
eISSN: 1522-2640


Abstract

Precipitated calcium carbonate was synthesized by carbonation of calcium hydroxide in the presence and absence of ultrasound (conventional stirring) at atmospheric as well as at elevated pressures and different initial concentrations of Ca(OH)2. Spherical morphology of the formed calcite was favored at high Ca(OH)2 concentrations and low CO2 pressures. The presence of ultrasound did not show any influence on the reaction rate in case of efficient mixing. A small increase of the reaction rate was observed at lower CO2 pressures. Elevated pressures in combination with ultrasound did not lead to notable changes of reaction rate or particle morphology.


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