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Expert in All Aspects of Spray Drying

Expert ID: 722739 Denmark

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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.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1964 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Chemical Engineering: Atomization & Spray Drying Institution: University of Birmingham, UK
Year: 1960 Degree: B.Sc. Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: University of Birmingham, UK

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1999 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Company Owner Department: Responsibilities: He is responsible for spray drying consultancy activities.
Years: 1963 to 1999 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Manager, Executive VP Department: R&D, Sales, Management Responsibilities:

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1971 to Present Country / Region: Europe (EU and Scandanavia) Summary: He has been involved in industrial spray dryer supplier activities until 1999 and since then individual consulting on spray drying issues through his own company.
Years: 1980 to Present Country / Region: North America Summary: He has been involved in industrial spray dryer activities including consulting on spray drying issues.
Years: 1979 to Present Country / Region: Japan Summary: He has been involved in industrial spray dryer activities through association with a local japanese spray dryer supplier.

Career Accomplishments

Professional Appointments
He has been a member until 2017 of the European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG) specializing in Expert materials (powder) production and handling.
Publications and Patents Summary
He is the author of books on spray drying, recognized worldwide as the most comprehensive books on the subject ever published: Spray Drying; Spray Drying Handbook; and Spray Drying in Practice. He has written numerous articles on spray drying in the technical press.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He has experience with UK and USA patent legal proceedings as an expert witness.

Regarding your specific focus on Expert Witness Experience within litigation, he has been retained by several US based attorney offices in New York & cities elsewhere to give expert opinion, prepare expert reports in patent dispute litigation. He has experience in being deposed and attendance at trial. Furthermore, he has been retained to prepare an expert opinion in US legal cases involving insurance claims following fire/ explosion damage in spray dryers. Expert's contribution to the settlements in the cases he has been involved in can only be described as complimentary.
Training / Seminars
He has presented numerous papers at drying conferences and has participated as a keynote lecturer regarding spray drying aspects.
He has experience in participating in, in-house company seminars on spray drying technology.
Vendor Selection
He has experience regarding vendor quotation evaluation concerning spray dryer plant.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Danish He is comfortable in Danish.
English He is fluent in English.

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