Topics covered at the 7th International Granulation Conference 2015.


The Macro Scale I: Processing for Granulation


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

General topics

  • Continuous Granulation (including feed rate and granule composition)
  • Scale-Up
  • Powder Mixing
  • Particle Dissolution, Dispersion and Deposition
  • Tools for Process Control and PAT
  • Evaluating Product Performance
  • Environmental Aspects / Energy Consumption
  • Overall Process Concepts & Design
  • Granulation: Variability and Error
  • On-line measurement
  • Variability and Error
  • Affordability/Economics of granulation
  • Industrial challenges in manufacturing
  • Process control when running on the edge-continuous and batch systems
  • Feed forward control based on powder characterisation
  • Fast start up and shut downs

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

Towards a Generalised Model of Agglomeration

  • Influence of material properties of feed particles on agglomeration mechanism
  • High Viscosity and Low Viscosity Binders
  • High Shear and Low Shear Granulators
  • How to Design the Optimal Agglomerator
  • How to Control Properties (Shape, Density, Strength and Size) 

The Macro Scale II: Applications

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

The Micro Scale: Granules and Smaller

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

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