Theories of precipitation induced by dissolution

Joel Kopinsky, Rutherford Aris, E. L. Cussler

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

5 Scopus citations


When a porous solid is placed in acid, the solid dissolves at its surface. However, the same solid can precipitate or dissolve in pores inside the solid. The internal precipitation is a consequence of a nonlinear solubility product amplified by fast chemical kinetics. The internal dissolution can be enhanced by unequal diffusion coefficients. Both precipitation and dissolution can occur simultaneously but in different regions, mimicking the patterns of mineral found in teeth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2005-2010
Number of pages6
JournalAIChE Journal
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1988

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Theories of precipitation induced by dissolution'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this