Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2010, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (08): 2087-2095.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB20100639

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Crystallization of Calcium Carbonate Using Water-Soluble Macromolecules

YANG Xiao-Deng, SHEN Qiang, XU Gui-Ying   

  1. Key Laboratory of Colloid and Interface Chemistry, Ministry of Education, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, P. R. China
  • Received:2010-01-26 Revised:2010-03-13 Published:2010-07-23
  • Contact: XU Gui-Ying
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    The project was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (20833010).


The influence of water-soluble macromolecules on the crystallization of calcium carbonate is reviewed combining with our work. The mechanisms are interpreted based on the analysis of calcium carbonate crystallization in the presence of biomacromolecules, synthetic polymers, or mixtures of the polymer and surfactants. This paper provides not only the methods for the crystallization of calcium carbonate consisting of different resultant morphologies, polymorphs, and sizes, but also a theoretical guide for industrial production.

Key words: Water soluble polymer, Calcium carbonate, Crystallization, Polymorph, Morphology


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