14th University Course Fluidization Technology

Save the date: November 7 – 10, 2022

On-site in Hamburg (TUHH, Hamburg University of Technology) and ONLINE

Dr. Michael Jacob, Head of Process Technology Food, Feed & Fine Chemicals, Glatt Ingenieurtechnik GmbH, will give a lecture on “Vacuum drying in fluidized beds”. This will be part of the 4-day program around fundamentals and applications in drying, granulation and agglomeration.

In this course we focus on the drying as well as on the spray granulation, coating and agglomeration in fluidized beds. The particle formulation processes play an important role in the manufacturing of powder granules from liquid educts in the food, fine chemicals, biotechnological and pharmaceutical industries as dust-free and free-flowing particles with improved particle properties, like a defined particle size distribution, porosity or desired mechanical strength, can be produced in a process with intensive heat and mass transfer conditions and good solids mixing.

This course highlights the fundamentals and applications of various types and different scales of fluidized bed processes for drying, coating, granulation and agglomeration of particles with practical hints and extensive calculation examples. The focus is on fluid mechanics, mixing, heat and mass transfer and particle formulation mechanisms. Furthermore, actual applications as well as modern computational tools and measuring techniques are presented.
The knowledge transfer is supported by different experts from industry, who will present procedures and approaches used in plant construction and optimization, in operation of processes for chemical, food and pharmaceutical industry as well as novel measuring techniques. The hands-on trainings, demonstrations and tutorials offered during practical sessions will strengthen the learning experience.

In his lecture on “Vacuum drying in fluidized beds” Dr. Jacob, Glatt Ingenieurtechnik GmbH, will give an overview of the basics of the technology, equipment in general, pilot and production scale at the Glatt Techlology Center in Weimar, Germany, and the advantages for applications such as herbs and fruits (drying) or also metallic powders (granulation and coating).