Chemical Engineering Essentials from Academic Authors - Session Eight - Fundamentals of Crystal Nucleation and Growth: Equilibrium Considerations

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Originally delivered Jul 13, 2011
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This webinar is intended to provide a survey of the fundamental concepts and methods for understanding crystallization from solution. Although the approach taken is intended to be general, the particular focus and applications is taken from the fine chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The material is most suitable for engineers, scientists and managers who are newcomers to the field and who want to understand the foundations of the subject. Topics will include nucleation as an activated process, phase diagrams for characterizing solubility of solutes in pure and mixed solvents, metastable zones, polymorphs and polymorph transitions.

Please note that this is the first session of a 2-part series. Each session requires separate registration, and is designed to function both as a standalone presentation and correlated material. Attending the first session is suggested, but not required, for attending the second, and vice versa. The second session is called 'AIChE’s Leadership Webinars: Chemical Engineering Essentials from Academic Authors - Session Nine: Crystal Engineering for Size and Shape.'



Professor Michael F. Doherty

Michael F. Doherty is Professor of Chemical Engineering and Department Chair at the University of California Santa Barbara. He received his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, University of London in 1973, and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Trinity College, University of Cambridge in 1977. His research interests include process systems engineering with particular emphasis on crystal engineering, and separation with chemical reaction.  He is the holder of four patents, has published over 200 technical papers and given over 250 invited lectures. He has received...Read more

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