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Abstract

Mass and population balances, together with nucleation kinetics of the potassium chloride system, were combined to present a design oriented model which describes the behavior of a fines destruction system (FDS) implemented in an MSMPR crystallizer. This model was tested in a well-documented, bench scale, potassium chloride crystallizer and was found to be adequate to predict the effect of fines dissolving. Product size improvement was related to incremental cost incurred with an FDS.