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Efficient design and control of agglomeration in spray drying machines

Objective

Spray drying is an essential unit operation for the manufacture of many European products with specific powder properties. Presently specific requirement of users can be addressed by trial and error only. The knowledge and technologies will be generated to develop a new generation of machinery fulfilling increasingly stringent requirements.

The knowledge on spray drying in 'ideal' systems will be extended into 'real' systems. An industrial validated Design Tool (predictive model) will be developed and implemented in a prototype predictive control system for new generation multi-product systems for monitoring control and optimisation of agglomeration. Databases on spray conditions of industrially used nozzle configurations and on the relation between the degree of agglomeration and product functionalities will be improved.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

STICHTING HET NEDERLANDS INSTITUUT VOOR ZUIVELONDERZOEK
Address
Kernehemseweg 2
6710 BA Ede Gld
Netherlands

Participants (7)

ARMOR PROTEINES
France
Address
Le Pont
35460 Cogles
DARMSTADT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Germany
Address
Petersenstrasse 30
64287 Darmstadt
INVENSYS PROCESS SYSTEM AS
Denmark
Address
Oestmarken, 7
2860 Soeborg
MARTIN-LUTHER-UNIVERSITAET HALLE-WITTENBERG
Germany
Address
Geusaer Strasse
06217 Merseburg
NUMICO RESEARCH B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Bosrandweg 20
6700 CA Wageningen
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28334 Bremen
UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
United Kingdom
Address
Sackville Street
M60 1QD Manchester