Chapter 6. Mineralization in Natural and Artificial Systems

  1. Keshra Sangwal

Published Online: 7 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470517833.ch6

Additives and Crystallization Processes: From Fundamentals to Applications

Additives and Crystallization Processes: From Fundamentals to Applications

How to Cite

Sangwal, K. (2007) Mineralization in Natural and Artificial Systems, in Additives and Crystallization Processes: From Fundamentals to Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470517833.ch6

Author Information

  1. Department of Applied Physics, Institute of Physics, Lublin University of Technology, Poland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 27 SEP 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470061534

Online ISBN: 9780470517833

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Keywords:

  • cell-mediated and matrix-mediated mineralization;
  • intravacuolar matrices and macromolecular structures;
  • membrane-bound ionic pumps and extracellular organic matrix;
  • hydrophobic proteinaceous matrix;
  • metabolic and environmental–nutritional factors;
  • intracrystalline inhibitory protein amount;
  • time independent or time dependent nucleation;
  • time-dependent impurity adsorption;
  • membrane-bound microspace;
  • double-diffusion method

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Biomineralization as a Process

  • Pathological Mineralization

  • Effect of Biologically Active Additives on Crystallization Processes

  • Scale Formation and Salt Weathering

  • References