What is crystallisation?
Crystallization is the (natural or artificial) process of formation of solid crystalsprecipitating from a solution, melt or more rarely deposited directly from a gas. Crystallization is also a chemical solid–liquid separation technique, in which mass transfer of a solute from the liquid solution to a pure solid crystalline phase occurs. In chemical engineering crystallization occurs in a crystallizer. Crystallization is therefore an aspect of precipitation, obtained through a variation of the solubility conditions of thesolute in the solvent, as compared to precipitation due to chemical reaction.