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Working Party on Drying - WPD

Welcome to the website of the EFCE Working Party on Drying.

Drying is defined here as: producing a dried solid by removal of liquid by evaporation, through supply of heat. (Drying through mechanical forces, e.g. centrifuges, or by non-thermal processes, e.g. osmotic dehydration, is excluded, as is drying of materials other than solids, e.g. gases. However, processes which do not begin with a solid feed, e.g. spray drying, or generate heat indirectly, e.g. RF and microwave drying, are included).
Drying can be treated as a unit operation, or as part of material processing (product engineering). Drying is important for integration (process systems engineering).

Current activities

 

Upcoming Event of the Working Party

 

EuroDrying2019

2019 Awards of WPD

 

 

Mission

 

Aims & Objectives of the EFCE-WPD

  
The Working Party aims are:

  • to promote science, technology and education in solids drying in EFCE member countries and worldwide;
  • promotion of interaction between academia and industry, to allow improvement of drying science and technology and encourage applications in industry of the latest scientific models and discoveries;
  • international exchange of knowledge and experience, between scientists as well as between scientists and practising engineers;
  • information exchange about the main trends in research on drying performed by the EFCE member countries, i.e. countries having delegates in the WPD;
  • information about conferences and meetings held or planned to be held in those countries, and other major interna-tional conferences (e.g. International Drying Symposia);
  • information about activities of national working parties on drying of the EFCE member countries;
  • to contribute to the definition of standards, nomenclature, recommended techniques and other good practice in drying;
  • provision of links to other important sources of information on drying and related subjects;
  • any other activities leading to the development and promotion of drying technologies.

 

History

 
The EFCE Working Party was set up in 1980 to provide a forum for drying experts from academia and industry to meet and exchange knowledge and experience. The first chairman was Prof. Ernst Schlunder of the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.

Since then, the Working Party has met regularly and has organised or supported many technical meetings, including a num-ber of the International Drying Symposia (IDS) which have been held in Europe. Plans for future EFCE Drying Working Party meetings and supported events can be found on the Events page.

Full details of the EFCE, its history, the national member societies and the other working parties can be found on the main EFCE information page at http://www.efce.info/.

 

Events

 

EFCE WPD Business Meetings

The Working Party on Drying holds a business meeting once a year. This meeting is often linked with a separate technical meeting of one of the member societies involved in the Working Party. In addition, the WP is happy to support and publicise meetings organised by national groups on drying. Where additional WP meetings are required during the year, they will preferentially be held in conjunction with an existing technical meeting of a national working party, or an international conference. For past meetings see "Previous activities".

 

International conferences related to drying

  • International Drying Symposia (IDS)
  • European Drying Symposia
  • Other International Conferences related to Drying

Upcoming conference:

EuroDrying'2019 - 7th European Drying Conference
Torino, Italy, 10-12 July 2019 

 

Meetings of National Groups and Working Parties in the field of Drying:

  • AFSIA meetings
  • German Drying Working Party meetings
  • IChemE SDSG meetings
  • Other events organised by national groups

 

Awards of the Working Party

 

2019 Excellence Award in Drying and Freeze-drying

The call for nominations for the 2019 Excellence Award in Drying and Freeze-drying is closed.

The Award will be presented at the EuroDrying2019 Conference to be held in Torino, Italy, on 10-12 July 2019.
 
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Publications in the Field of Drying

 

Flyer MDT

Previous activities

 

Working Party Meetings


Agendas and Minutes of EFCE-WPD Meetings:

 

Presentations from Technical Meetings

Below are presentations from the Technical Meeting held at Magdeburg on 11-12 April 2002.

 

Past International conferences related to drying
 

Year Event
2018
 

21st International Drying Symposium ( IDS2018)
Valencia, Spain, 11-14 September 2018

2017

6th European Drying Conference - EuroDrying'2017
Liège, Belgium, 19-21 June 2017 (EFCE Event No. 738)

2016

20th International Drying Symposium (IDS 2016)
Gifu, Japan, 7-10 August 2016

2015

First Nordic Baltic Drying Conference (NBDC 2015)
Gdansk, Poland, 15-17 June 2015

8th Asia-Pacific Drying Conference (ADC 2015)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 10-12 August 2015

5th European Drying Conference (EuroDrying'2015)
Budapest, Hungary, 21-23 October 2015