Caloris and NIZO to host US course on spray drying in June

By Beth Newhart contact

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Spray drying is used in dairy for producing dry powders, like milk powders, from a liquid. Pic: Getty/Paperkites
Spray drying is used in dairy for producing dry powders, like milk powders, from a liquid. Pic: Getty/Paperkites

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A course on spray drying operation will be offered for professionals this summer in Minneapolis by Caloris Engineering, Process Systems Enterprise Americas (PSE) and NIZO, the Food and Dairy Research Institute in the Netherlands.

The seminar, ‘Spray Drying: from theory to practice,’ is designed for “experienced professionals and industry decision-makers for spray drying operations,”​ according to Caloris. It will include a basic review of spray drying in dairy, juice and other food applications.

Caloris also said it will explore topics like, “understanding sychrometrics as it relates to Spray Dryer Optimization, spray dryer safety, review of some optimization case studies, as well as an interactive computer modeling session”​ to optimize processes and save on costs.

NIZO is calling it a ‘condensed excerpt’ of the more extensive course it has offered in Europe for several years. Dr. Kevin van Koerten of NIZO will participate and offer his insights on ‘theory and practicalities’ in spray drying.

He will be joined in leading the seminar by Jim Kent, business development manager at Caloris, and Dr. Xiaohui Liu, applications engineer at PSE.

“Efficient operation of spray dryer processes is a challenging subject with many different aspects. It requires both theoretical understanding of heat and mass transfer during drying and the product physical properties,”​ NIZO said.

Spray drying is used in dairy for producing dry powders, like milk powders, from a liquid. Powder properties, current trends and developments in drying will also be a focus of the teaching.

Caloris said it develops spray drying projects that focus on: "process capacity optimization, energy optimization, [improving] OEE on equipment or plantwide and product changes."

The course will take place on June 13 at the Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Mall of America for a $950 fee. Registration is now open.

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