Spray drying is widely used to create powders with a broad scope of application such as detergents, food powders and pharmaceuticals. Combining mechanistic models with targeted experiments enables efficient development of robust spray drying processes. This webinar will examine the workflow needed to utilise a digital design approach.

Topics covered

  • Spray drying challenges and the advantages of a digital design approach combining mechanistic models with targeted experiments
  • Current state-of-the-art spray drying models, both process models and phenomena models
  • A workflow for combining targeted experiments with models of different phenomena to calibrate the modelling approach
  • Examples of model applications:
    • Designing targeted experiments to perform model calibration
    • Using a validated model to investigate and determine appropriate operating conditions
    • Exploring the operating space to reduce energy costs for an existing process
    • Understanding and optimising operating conditions to produce desired morphology

A recording will be made available to all registered attendees one day after the broadcast.


David Slade David Slade is a Senior Consultant in PSE's Formulated Products team. A Chemical Engineer with a PhD from the University of Leeds, David works with companies from the pharmaceutical and consumer goods industries to apply modelling to drying technology.



45 minutes