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Journal of Automatic Chemistry
Volume 14 (1992), Issue 5, Pages 177-180

An automatic system for crystal growth studies at constant supersaturation

1Department of Chemistry, University of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca 07071, Spain
2Department of Inorganic Processes, Institute of Technology, Pardubice 532 10, Czech Republic

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An automatic system for growing crystals from seeded supersaturated solutions at constant supersaturation is described. Control of burettes and data acquisition are controlled by computer. The system was tested with a study of the calcium oxalate kinetics of crystal growth.