University Course Drying

Date and venue



hosted from
Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg


Monday, 29. March 2021, 1 p.m.

Thursday, 1. April 2021, 1:30 p.m.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Bück
Phone +49 913185 29403
Verfahrens-Technik e.V. (GVT)
Mrs. Anna Maria Hipp
Theodor-Heuss-Allee 25
60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Phone +49 69 75 64-118
Fax +49 69 7564-437


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. The course starts at the very beginning (why shall materials be dried and how can this be done?), and then discusses: elementary approaches and methods (how does the drying medium used relate to the capacity of the process and to the achievable product moisture?); drying kinetics (why are certain materials more difficult to dry than other ones?); dryer design and scale up methods (how long will drying of a specific product take, how big will the dryer need to be?); instrumentation (how can gas moisture or even product moisture be measured and monitored in my equipment?); options and alternatives (why shall I use a certain drying method and the respective equipment, instead of another one?); and opportunities (how can I use drying for particle formulation, how can I reduce the energy demand of my process?). This is done in three complementary ways: Lectures, laboratory work (demonstration of experimental methods and equipment in one of the leading laboratories in drying technology), and tutorials (ranging from simple exercises to solidify the understanding of principles, and the guided evaluation of data measured in the lab, to the application of modern computational tools for dryer design). Beginners in drying will take with them from the course the broad overview and the sound basis of skills that they need for their every-day work; experienced people will refresh their knowledge and renew their point of view up to the cutting-edge of drying technology in experimentation and modelling.



Course fee

- 1525 Euro for members of GVT
- 1600 Euro for non-members of GVT

The participation fee includes comprehensive course materials (lecture
slides, videos and notes on laboratory demonstrations and tutorials).
Please do not remit the course fee before receiving confirmation of
attendance and the invoice. Upon cancellation before March 7th, 2021,
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.

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.



From the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

- Prof. Evangelos Tsotsas
- Dr.-Ing. Abdolreza Kharaghani

From the Hamburg University of Technology

- Prof. Stefan Heinrich

External speakers

- Prof. Andreas Bück, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg Dr.-Ing. Michael Jacob, Glatt Ingenieurtechnik GmbH, Weimar Prof. Mirko Peglow, IPT-Pergande GmbH, Weißandt-Gölzau Dr. Roland Wernecke, Dr. Wernecke Feuchtemesstechnik GmbH, Potsdam Dr. Maciej Jaskulski, Lodz University of Technology

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