Spray Drying Online Expert Sessions – University of Leeds

Date/Time: Tue 10 Nov 2020 - 12:00 - 13:00     Categories: Drying and solids

The University of Leeds is inviting practitioners to join them for a set of monthly online panel sessions covering a variety of topics, looking at different aspects of the whole spray drying process. Each session will give attendees an introduction to a spray drying related topic with a panel of experts on hand to offer their perspective and answer your questions. These free of charge, hour-long sessions will offer attendees insights into their own processes and provide ideas for improvements.

By attending one or more of these sessions you will gain a taste of what is on offer in the three day face-to-face course in Leeds which was cancelled this year due to the pandemic. The next face-to-face course is planned for 20-22 April 2021. Further details will be sent in due course and to register your interest please email cpd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk.

In the meantime, please sign up here for the first free of charge online session taking place on Tuesday 10 November at 12-1pm and we look forward to ‘meeting’ you. This is an open invitation so please inform any colleagues or contacts who you think may be interested in joining us. If you have any colleagues who would like to be added to the mailing list to receive details on future online sessions and to be kept updated about relevant particle engineering courses please email cpd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk

The first session covers Rheology and takes place on Tuesday 10 November, thereafter sessions will be held on the second Wednesday of each month. Please note sessions will take place on the Collaborate Ultra platform and login details and instructions will be sent to registered attendees in advance of the session.


Session 1: Rheology

Tuesday 10 November at 12-1pm

The impact of slurry rheology on the spray drying process, how to change it, how it influences nozzle choice, atomisation and drying.


Register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/spray-drying-online-expert-session-1-rheology-tickets-122527275379


Our expert panel includes:

Professor David York University of Leeds

Professor Andrew Bayly, University of Leeds

Henrik Schwartzbach, GEA Process Engineering A/S

Phil Threlfall-Holmes, THCi

Filip Van der Gucht, ProCept


Session 2: Droplet size

Wednesday 9 December at 12-1pm

Why size matters, where typical limitations are and why and how it impacts yield, recovery etc.

Expert panel and registration details to follow in a later email.


Session 3: Diffusion/drying

Wednesday 13 January 2021 at 12-1pm

Why is diffusion so important, how important is the interaction of the solvent to the product, how does it influence shape, structure and temperature of the droplet/particle.

Expert panel and registration details to follow in a later email.


Session 4: Particle structure

Wednesday 10 February at 12-1pm

How this can be engineered with regards to shape, size, chemical location through slurry design and operating conditions.

Expert panel and registration details to follow in a later email.


Session 5: Drying sensitive compounds

Wednesday 10 March at 12-1pm

How biological and other sensitive compounds can be dried effectively, what are limitations.

Expert panel and registration details to follow in a later email.


If you have any questions please contact cpd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk.