Are there standardized ways of dealing with precipitation in chemical engineering continuous flow processes? I have an application in which I need to cool a fluid via a heat exchanger and the fluid will precipitate some solid on cooling. The two specific issues I predict are:
I need to select a type of heat exchanger that won't clog from the precipitate. Probably the best cases are something where the precipitate can just fall out by gravity or it is carried out by the fluid. What types of heat exchangers are good for this? Single pass shell-and-tube?
I need an automated way to remove the precipitate from the fluid. What pieces of equipment are used for this?