Spray drying of dairy products
Broad size, angle and velocity droplet distributions during droplet atomization of dairy spray drying is the main cause of lack of control over process parameters, loss of quality of final product and reduction of process energy efficiency. These problems might be overcome by a new technology able to inject droplets homogenously into the spray dryer. The use of such a device opens the possibility for developing reliable models which enable to describe the drying process. In this project, single droplet drying models aiming to predict the drying behaviour of concentrated dairy solutions are being developed. These models are expected to describe the skin formation, inflation and quality loss in terms of dairy components degradation. For that, existing models will be extended and improved. Additionally, a coupled single droplet-CFD model able to predict the flow and drying kinetics of a current of mono disperse droplets in a spray drying tower is being developed. The models will be validated by means of experimental facilities existing in and out-house and will be used to identify and optimize processing conditions and dryer design. This will enable process control through the development of inline monitoring equipment for particle size distribution and particle moisture content.

This project is part of the EU project "Enabling the drying process to save energy and water, realising process efficiency in the dairy chain" (ENTHALPY).


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
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