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On the critical radius in generalized Ostwald ripening*

By Qin-bo Wang, Finsy Robert, Hai-bo Xu and Xi Li


The relation between the critical radius and the particle size distribution for generalized Ostwald type ripening processes whereby the mass transfer coefficient is modelled by a power law was derived. The critical radius is determined by the growth rate, the mass transfer coefficient and the mass balance, and is independent of whether the limiting stationary growth regime has been obtained

Topics: Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Publisher: Zhejiang University Press
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