About The Author

My main interest scientifically, is in the area of crystallization. This spans the extremes from the purely fundamental to the purely applied. At the fundamental level, it is still not completely understood how something that is dissolved and random creates an ordered structure and what the pathways to this transformation are. At the applied end, the mitigation of scale, the promotion of crystallization and the understanding impurities have on crystallization processes are all topics I am working on.

How Oxalate Affects Barium Sulfate Crystallization

Crystallization is a cheap and relatively straightforward way of purifying materials. It’s not surprising that it’s a technique of choice for many industries, including the pharmaceutical industry where purity can be critical. It might be surprising, then, to learn that crystallization is not always a good thing. There are many ways in which crystallization is