Comparison of external bulk video imaging with focused beam reflectance measurement and ultra-violet visible spectroscopy for metastable zone identification in food and pharmaceutical crystallization processes
journal contributionposted on 11.12.2009 by Levente L. Simon, Zoltan Nagy, Konrad Hungerbuhler
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The purpose of the paper is twofold: it describes the proof of concept of the newly introduced bulk video imaging (BVI) method and it presents the comparison with existing process analytical technologies (PAT) such as focused beam reflectance measurement (FBRM) and ultra violet/visible (UV/Vis) spectroscopy. While the latter two sample the system in small volumes closely to the probe, the BVI approach monitors the entire or large parts of the crystallizer volume. The BVI method is proposed as a complementary noninvasive PAT tool and it is shown that it is able to detect the boundaries of the metastable zone with comparable or better performance than the FBRM and UV/VIS probes.
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