Project

Population balance modelling for the prediction of microcapsule quality resulting from fluidized bed coating

Duration
01 January 2008 → 31 October 2012
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Other chemical sciences
  • Social sciences
    • Product development
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Nutrition and dietetics
  • Engineering and technology
    • Manufacturing engineering
    • Thermodynamics
    • Other mechanical and manufacturing engineering
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
Keywords
spray drying powder technology fluidisation heat and mass transfer population balance modelling agglomeration coatings
 
Project description

In this project, a population balance model, combined with models describing heat and mass transfer, will be developed in order to simulate the quality of coated food powders (ingredients and additives) produced by means of luidized bed coating. By means of this model. The fluidised bed coating process will be optimised with respect to energy and coating efficiency and with respect to coating quality.