WEDNESDAY 25 OCTOBER 2017
CHARACTERIZATION OF PARTICLE SYSTEMS AND PROCESS ENGINEERING ASPECTS
Characterization of particle systems – the physical view. Physical characterization of particle systems. Analyzing particle size and shape by sieving, laser and optical approach. Determining the physical properties of bulk material such as dynamic vapor sorption (DVS), moisture and density. Additional analysis of particle morphology by computer tomography or picture analysis will be discussed. Evangelos Tsotsas
Characterization of particle systems – the chemical view. Chemical and mineralogical characterization of particle systems. Analyzing powder and particle composition as well as crystal structure. The complex evaluation of innovative materials will be discussed. Lars Leidolph
Drying processes – from single droplet to porous structures. Drying technology is widely used to manufacture dry product forms. Various drying principles and processing options will be discussed and compared with respect to product quality and product structure. Evangelos Tsotsas
Product design – a hierachical appraoch. Introduction to state-of-the-art particle engineering methods. Simulation methods and various solutions for process visualization such as Discrete Elements Modeling (DEM), flow-sheet simulation and multi-scale-modeling will be presented. Case studies will demonstrate the potential of hierachically designed materials. Stefan Heinrich
PRACTICAL SESSION I – PROCESSING OPTIONS
Clean-state inspection of test equipment to be used. Explaining all the technical features of the various equipment scales
Powder synthesis – APPtech
Spray granulation and agglomeration – ProCell spouted bed system and GFG & AGT fluidized bed systems.
Functional coating and tabletting – GFC & GPCG fluidized bed systems
PRACTICAL SESSION II – PROCESSING OPTIONS
Powder synthesis – from liquid to powder from nano to sub-micron. Continuous powder synthesis using APPtech. Demonstration of thermal powder synthesis based on liquid raw materials in pilot scale system (practical demonstration).
Fluidized bed spray granulation – Batch and continuous fluidized bed spray granulation processes. Studying spray granulation processes in a lab scale system (practical
demonstration). Comparing batch versus continuous processing.
Fluidized bed agglomeration – Batch and continuous fluidized bed agglomeration processes. Studying agglomeration processes in a lab scale system (practical demonstration). Comparing batch versus continuous processing.
Transfer to hotel
City tour and Workshop dinner