Particle formulation in fluidized beds
Processes of particle formation and formulation in spray fluidized beds (granulation, agglomeration and coating) are an important area of research at the Chair of Thermal Process Engineering. Common goal of all these processes is the production of free-flowing, dustless, high-value granular products with defined performance characteristics. Granulation is based on spraying of liquid raw materials in form of solutions, suspensions, emulsions or melts. In contrast, fine primary particles are combined by means of a binder to larger aggregates in the course of agglomeration.

Emphasis is put on the experimental investigation with model-substances as well as on the theoretical description of particle formulation processes by means of multi-variant population balances – aiming at a fundamental understanding of the influence of process parameters and material properties on the performance characteristics of the resulting products.

The working group is well-equipped with lab-scale and pilot-scale spray fluidized bed facilities that can be operated with conditioned air or steam in batch or in continuous mode. Furthermore, excellent laboratory equipment for particle characterization is available.


Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Bück
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