Kinetics of zeolite NaA crystallization in microgravity

Hongwei Song, Olusegun J. Ilegbusi, Albert Sacco

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The paper describes a population balance-based study of zeolite NaA crystallization from solution for well-mixed batch operations both on ground and in low earth orbit. The model is based on heterogeneous and secondary nucleation and a size-dependent power law crystal growth mechanism. The predicted final particle size distribution is compared with the available experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2668-2672
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number21
StatePublished - Sep 2005


  • Heterogeneous nucleation
  • Population balance
  • Secondary nucleation


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