Professional course "Drying - Fundamentals and Applications"

18th - 21st March 2024
Magdeburg, Germany


Almost every material used in solid form (from foods to pharmaceuticals, from minerals to detergents, from polymers to paper, from raw materials and commodities to highly formulated specialties) is dried during production. Drying technology is, therefore, a continuously developing field with various challenges referring to process design, development, operation and automation, to equipment selection, development and use, as well as to the preservation or even creation of desired product properties. The purpose of the course is to provide the essentials of modern drying technology to the participants in a broad but compact way, at a high but understandable level close to practice.

  • Fundamentals of drying technology
  • Properties of wet air, capacity of convective dryers
  • Moisture measurement
  • Drying kinetics of single particles or droplets
  • Major drying processes: Equipment, dryer design, scale up
  • Special drying processes and their application
  • Laboratory work (guided exercises and demonstrations)
  • Tutorials (guided practical computation and simulation)


Target audience

The course is designed for people from various backgrounds (engineers, chemists, food and pharmaceutical technologists) and with different levels of experience, who need to understand the fundamentals of modern drying
technology and apply them to produce better solid / particulate products with more efficient drying processes. The course language is English.


Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. E. Tsotsas
  • Priv.-Doz. Dr.-Ing. habil. A. Kharaghani

Hamburg University of Technology

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. S. Heinrich

Guest lecturers from industry and academia

  • Prof. Dr. -Ing. A. Bück, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Dr.-Ing. M. Jacob, Glatt Ingenieurtechnik, Weimar
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. Peglow, IPT-Pergande, Weißandt-Gölzau
  • Dr. R. Wernecke, Dr. Wernecke Feuchtemesstechnik GmbH, Potsdam
  • Dr. M. Jaskulski, University Lodz


Participation fee

Members €1.650,-
Non-Members €1.575,-

The participation fee includes comprehensive course materials (lecture slides, notes on laboratory work and tutorials), refreshments, lunches, and dinner at the 3rd evening. Please do not remit the course fee before receiving confirmation of at tendance and the invoice. Upon cancellation before March 10, 2024, we remit the fee less 50 Euro handling costs. Upon later cancellations no remittance is possible, however, the course documents will be sent. Furthermore you may nominate a substitute participant. Course fees are sales tax free.



Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
Building 10, room 110 and various labs
Universitätsplatz 2
39106 Magdeburg



Hotel Ratswaage Magdeburg (15 min. walking distance) offers single rooms with breakfast and use of wellness facilities for a special rate upon availability.
Keyword: University Course Drying
Tel.: +49 391 5926192, Fax: +49 391 5619615



Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
Universitätsplatz 2
39106 Magdeburg

Mr. Felix Dieckmann
Phone: +49 391 67-52773

For technical questions contact
Prof. Andreas Bück
Phone: +49 9131 85 29403

PD Dr.-Ing. habil. Abdolreza Kharaghani
Phone: +49 391 67-51362


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