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Title: A study into the phenomenon of oiling out
Author: Bonnett, Paul E.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3470 1241
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2003
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Crystallisation is one of the most important unit operations in fine chemical manufacture, as it is capable of highly selective purification. However, for an industrial process to operate successfully, the downstream solid-liquid separation and subsequent formulation steps require the solids to possess specific properties. Considerable operating problems have been experienced when process variations have created crystals with significantly different physical and surface characteristics. One cause for such problems has been identified as a phenomenon described as oiling out. The term 'oiling out' has been used to describe crystallisation processes in which two Uquid phases form prior to solids generation. Oiling out produces solids that can be variable in size, spherical in shape and porous in morphology. This can lead to difficult solid-liquid separation issues and subsequent purification problems.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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