Dipl.-Ing. Vesselin Idakiev

Curriculum Vitae

born 1986 in Sofia, Bulgaria

September 2005 - October 2010
Studies of Process Engineering at the University for Chemical Technology and Metallurgy in Sofia, Bulgaria

Bachelor thesis: "Experimentelle Untersuchung der Konditionierung und Trocknung eines biologischen Produktes" at Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg

Master thesis: "Experimentelle Untersuchung der Konditionierung und Trocknung biologischer Produkte" at Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg

November 2010 - October 2013
PhD student at the Institute of Instrumental and Environmental Technology at Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg

since November 2013
Scientific Assistant at the Chair of Thermal Process Engineering, member of NaWiTec

Research Topics

The fluidized bed technology possesses various procedural advantages in many industrial processes, as a drying, granulation, agglomeration and/or coating. Often these processes are still associated with high energy consumption, since there is a controlled heating mainly of the air flow (fluidizing gas), i.e. the heating is performed by convection. In that way, however, very little heat energy densities can be obtained and at the same time high energy losses exist.

To increase the efficiency and the economy of the processes taking place in fluidized bed, new technologies for the heating of particles, without accompanying deterioration of the product quality are planned. The emphasis is on the reduction of energy consumption. An alternative method is the inductive energy input into the fluidized bed of inert particles electrically conductive.

In this case, the fluidizing gas is not the source of energy, but the electrically conductive inert particles (such as iron hollow spheres) in the fluidized bed, in which an induction field of energy is transferred. On the surface of these particles, the heat is released directly into the fluidized bed. Here, since the heat is emitted via a large overall surface area of the bed material, a very high energy density and eventually highly efficient heat transfer can be achieved. By energy input into the fluidized bed through inductively heated particles due to the high energy densities and short heating times and the good efficiency, a reduction of energy consumption during particle formulation in fluidized bed processes is sought in the end.

The work on this project will be funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the "InnoProfile transfer" program.

Selected Publications

  1. Idakiev, V., Stresing, A., Mörl, L., Neuwirth, J., Heinrich, S., Messung der Partikelbewegung und Partikelrotation in einer prismatischen Strahlschicht, Jahrestreffen der ProcessNet-Fachgruppen Agglomerations- und Schüttguttechnik & Kristallisation, März 2012, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Deutschland
  2. Idakiev, V., Mörl, L., Study of residence time of disperse materials in continuously operating fluidized bed apparatus, Journal of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, 48, 5, 2013, 451-456
  3. Idakiev, V., Mörl, L., How to measure the particle translation and rotation in a spouted and fluidized bed?, Journal of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, 48, 5, 2013, 445-450
  4. Idakiev, V. V., Mörl L., Methode zur Untersuchung der Partikelbewegung in diskontinuierlich und kontinuierlich arbeitenden Wirbelschichten, Chemie Ingenieur Technik, 87, 2015. doi:10.1002/cite.201400038


Building 15, Room 126
University Course Drying 2019
25. March -- 28. March 2018 in Magdeburg
University Course Fluidization Technology 2017
6. - 9. November 2017 in Hamburg
Einsichtnahme/consultaion TVT/TPE Prüfung/exam
Cluster WIGRATEC enters the next round
Faculty Prize 2018
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
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
University Course Drying 2014
Fundamentals and Applications of Drying Technology
VDI Ehrenring für Jun.-Prof. Mirko Peglow
Award on Asia Pacific Drying Conference
Prof. E. Tsotsas in CES Top 20 Reviewer 2010
Modern Drying Technology Vol. 3