Expert in All Aspects of Spray Drying
Expert ID: 722739
Expert has more than 35 years of experience advising companies on spray drying topics that feature both in the pre- and post contract phases of a project. His area of consultancy expertise includes: spray dryer design selection/performance, scale-up/used plant suitability, safety/environmental issues, and retrofitting/trouble-shooting. His widespread knowledge within spray drying design, operational practice, and product applications is evident in the books he has authored. These editions are considered as the only complete reference books ever published covering this field of technology, and have enabled him to become recognized worldwide as one of the leading experts within spray drying. His notes that the spray drying process involves the atomization of a liquid feed formulation into hot drying air to produce a dried particulate material. Besides being able to Expert both heat sensitive and non-heat sensitive materials, it has the added advantage of producing, through dryer design selection and operation, different types of powders, including agglomerated and granular forms as required for a particular manufacturing or end-usage need. Meeting specific powder specifications is crucial to successful industrial operations, and he has been much involved in advising on the relationships between dried material properties, dryer design, size, and layout; as well as the conditions of operation, which can include a powder after-treatment stage should further cooling, agglomeration, de-dusting, and coating be required.
He has consulted on spray dryer design, selection, and second hand plant evaluation.He has done onsite consulting on spray dryer performance optimization and safety/environmental issues.He advised on spray dryer scale-up and retrofitting.He has done spray dryer troubleshooting for clients.He has consulted clients on patent issues involving spray drying.and also establishing cause of fire/explosion occurrence in spray dryers.