Laboratory and Pilot Plants
The chair is equipped with several laboratory and pilot plants to investigate batch and continuous drying and particle formation processes.

Fluidized bed plants

Spray dryers

  • Spray dryer, MOBILE MINOR, Niro A/S
    • lab-scale
    • diameter 800 mm
    • height 620 mm
  • Spray tower DN 400,
    • diameter 400 mm
    • total height 6.1 m
    • Two-fluid nozzle
    • cyclone separator
    • Measurement of volumetric flow rates, gas moisture contents, particle sizes (optical measurment system), pressures and temperatures


  • Fluidized bed plants
  • High frequency dryer HGV 400
    • frequency of  35 MHz
  • Laboratory freeze dryer BETA 1-16 LMC-2, Martin Christ Gefriertrocknungsanlagen GmbH
    • Ice condenser capacity 16 kg
    • Ice condenser temperature -54 °C
    • Pressure up to 0.1 mbar

Other equipment

  • Pelleting press, L175, Amandus Kahl GmbH & Co. KG
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