Fully-automated fluidized bed plant
The fluidized bed plant was built in 2009 within the research projects of the InnoProfile group NaWiTec. The fully automatic plant can be used for granulation, aggregation, coating and drying processes.

The design and construction was done by IPT-Pergande GmbH (Conception of process engineering and plant engineering) in close cooperation with the IFF-Fraunhofer institute of Magdeburg (process control engineering and visualisation).

The pilot plant is developed and used within the scope of the NaWiTec as a prototype for tests of a model-based regulation concept.

Essential technical parameters / functions are:
  • fluidized bed chamber having a diameter of 300 mm,
  • continuous operation mode with a external sieve-mill-circulation,
  • continuous operation mode with internal separation using a classifying discharge,
  • liquid injection in top or bottom spray application using a two-component nozzle,
  • re-circulation of process gas for granulation/drying under inert atmosphere,
  • inline measurement of particle size and particle moisture content,
  • two-stage air heater for the heating of process gas to temperatures up to 250°C,
  • 25kW cooling aggregate for drying purposes of the process gas,
  • 2 high-pressure ventilators for the fluidisation, max. gas speed approx. 9 m/s,
  • injection of melt, solutions, suspension or emulsions,
  • Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) to measure and record all flow rates, pressures, temperatures and humidities.
University Course Drying 2020
30.03.2020 - 02.04.2020 in Magdeburg
University Course Fluidization Technology 2019
04.11.2019 - 07.11.2019 in Hamburg
Appreciation of the research work at the chair with title page of the journal Processes (MDPI)
First project meeting Wigratec InterSpiN
Award for Maciej Jaskulski
Cluster WIGRATEC enters the next round
Arun S. Mujumdar Medal for Prof. E. Tsotsas
Award for best oral presentation
Award for best oral presentation for Christoph Neugebauer on Population Balance Modeling Conference 2018
Faculty Prize 2018
Award for Prof. E. Tsotsas
Honorary Professorship of UCTM, Sofia, for Prof. Tsotsas
University Course Drying 2018
19. March -- 22. March 2018 in Magdeburg
University Course Fluidization Technology 2017
6. - 9. November 2017 in Hamburg
Award on Conference
Best Research Award for Sayali Zarekar on IDS in Gifu, Japan
Award on Conference
Best Poster Award for Christian Rieck at PARTEC 2016 in Nuremberg, Germany
Award on Conference
Best poster award for Vesselin Idakiev at national conference
Award on Conference
Best Presentation Awards on Nordic Baltic Drying Conference 2015
ECCE 2015
27. September - 01. October 2015 in Nice, France
Granulation Workshop 2015
1st July - 3rd July 2015 in Sheffield, UK
University Course Drying 2016
29. March -- 01. April 2016 in Magdeburg
Extension of the Research Training Group 1554
Extension of the funding period for 4.5 years
Award on annual conference
Award for best poster presentation goes to Maryam Dadkhah
Modern Drying Technology Vol. 3
Prof. E. Tsotsas in CES Top 20 Reviewer 2010
Award on Asia Pacific Drying Conference
VDI Ehrenring für Jun.-Prof. Mirko Peglow
University Course Drying 2014
Fundamentals and Applications of Drying Technology