Crystallization is the process by which a chemical is separated from solution as a high-purity, definitively shaped solid.
While crystallization is a unit operation embracing well-known concepts of heat and mass transfer, it is nevertheless strongly influenced by the individual characteristics of each material handled. Therefore, each crystallization plant requires many unique features based upon well established general principles. Each application must be evaluated on an individual basis to achieve optimum results.
Whiting Equipment Canada builds a wide range of general and special purpose crystallizers for the chemical process industries. Crystallization can be achieved by multiple methods including lowering the solubility of the solution by cooling the liquor, concentrating the solution to saturation via evaporation, and crystallization through chemical reaction.