Conference Topics

The Conference venue will be Cutlers' Hall, Church Street, Sheffield, UK (map). Note that this is a different location from the Granulation Course.

The topics for the 2013 Granulation Conference will be:

The Macro Scale I: Processing for Granulation

• Fluidized Bed Spray Granulation
• High Shear Granulation
• Extrusion-Spheronisation and Pelletization
• Roller Compaction and Tabletting
• Coating and Encapsulation
• Continuous Granulation (inc. feed rate and granule composition)
• Scale-Up
• Evaluating Product Performance
• Environmental Aspects/Energy Consumption
• Overall Process Concepts & Design
• Tools for Process Control
• Granulation: Variability and Error

The Macro Scale II: Applications

• Pharmaceutical Granulation and Tabletting
• Agglomeration in the Food Industry
• Detergent and Personal Care Products
• Nano-Granulation
• Green Granulation - Innovative Processes
• Agglomeration in Suspension-Flocculation
• Agglomeration in Metallurgical Industry
• Fertilizer Granulation
• Catalyst
• Agglomeration in other Processes
• Undesired Agglomeration

The Meso Scale: Mechanistic Description

• Wetting and Nucleation, and Growth and Consolidation
• Granulation Rate Processes
• Breakage in Granulation
• Characterisation of Material Properties and their Influence on Granulation
• Binder Properties
• Transport Phenomena during Granulation
• Stress Distributions and Flow Profiles in Granulation Processes

The Micro Scale: Granules and Smaller

• Structure-Property (Granule Structure, Product Performance)
• Product Structure vs Application Properties
• Droplet; wetting, spreading and rebound phenomena
• Interparticle Forces
• Hierarchically Structured Granules
• New Granule Characterisation Methods

Towards a Generalised Model of Agglomeration

• High Viscosity and Low Viscosity Binders
• High Shear and Low Shear Granulators
• How do Design the Optimal Agglomerator
• How to Control Properties (Shape, Density, Strength and Size)

For information about how to submit an abstract, please visit the "Call for Abstracts" tab.