Topics 2023

Topics covered at the 10th International Granulation Conference 2023.


The Macro Scale I: Processing for Granulation Processes

  • Fluidised Bed Granulation
  • High Shear Granulation
  • Twin Screw Granulation
  • Roller Compaction
  • Spray Drying
  • Extrusion-Spheronisation and Pelletisation
  • Tableting
  • Coating and Encapsulation 

The Macro Scale II: Applications

  • Agglomeration in the Food Industry
  • Sensory Perception and Mouthfeel of Food Particles
  • Pharmaceutical Granulation
  • Fertiliser Granulation
  • Detergent and Personal Care Products
  • Agglomeration in the Metallurgical Industry
  • Agglomeration in Suspension-Flocculation
  • Nanoparticle-Granulation
  • Agglomeration in Catalysts
  • Bio-granulation-Aerobic granulation
  • Undesired Agglomeration and Powder Caking
  • Green Granulation - Innovative Processes

The Meso Scale: Mechanistic Description

  • Wetting and Nucleation, and Growth and Consolidation
  • Granulation Rate Processes
  • Breakage in Granulation
  • Transport Phenomena during Granulation

The Micro Scale: Granules and Smaller

  • Structure-Property (Granule Structure, Product Performance)
  • Droplet; wetting, spreading, drying and rebound phenomena
  • Interparticle Forces – Particle Adhesion – Sintering – Liquid bridge
  • New Granule Characterisation Methods
  • Hierarchically Structured Granules

Science & Technology of Reconstitution

  • Fundamentals of Reconstitution: Wetting, Capillarity, Dispersion, Dissolution
  • Innovative Analytical Methods to measure Reconstitution
  • Mathematical Modelling of Reconstitution Processes
  • Powder Processing Technologies to enhance Reconstitution
  • Effect of Powder Structure on Reconstitution and related Functional Properties

Systems Engineering of Granulation Processes

  • Control of Granulation Processes
  • Control and Optimisation of Flowsheets
  • Dynamic Flowsheet Modelling

General Topics

  • Continuous Granulation (including Feeding, Blending and Granule Composition)
  • Process Control in Continuous and Batch Systems
  • Tools for Process Control and PAT
  • Scale-Up
  • Powder Mixing
  • Toxicity of Nanoparticles
  • Evaluating Product Performance
  • Environmental Aspects / Energy Consumption
  • Granulation: Variability and Error
  • On-line measurement
  • Affordability/Economics of Granulation
  • Industrial Challenges in Manufacturing
  • Feed Forward Control based on Powder Characterisation
  • Fast Start up and Shut downs
  • Quality Monitoring
  • Advances in numerical modelling of powders and powder processing
  • Machine learning and AI applied to granulation
  • Granulation and 3D printing

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