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Title: Calcium carbonate deposition in synthetic systems
Author: Lam, Siu Kai Raymond
ISNI:       0000 0001 3604 1769
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2008
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The work presented in this thesis is concerned with the nucleation and growth of calcium carbonate (CaCO₃). CaCO₃ deposition on fabrics during the washing process is a major problem, causing fabric damage and harshness. It is important to understand the mechanism of CaCO₃ nucleation in order to control its precipitation. The extent of crystallisation on different model fabrics was first investigated in order to understand the principal factors governing the crystal deposition. Surface topography of the fabrics such as the presence of steps and kinks was found to be the dominating factor for the nucleation of CaC0₃ crystals under the experimental conditions.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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