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NWGD Symposium
‘Drying with high energy efficiency and for better products’ 

Annual Meeting of Experts in Dewatering & Drying Technology

Thursday 3 October 2024

Omnia, Wageningen Campus, Wageningen

The Netherlands Working Group on Drying (NWGD) invites you to the annual NWGD symposium about industrial drying technology on Thursday 3 October in Wageningen. We have an exciting program (see below) with speakers from companies, knowledge institutes and academia who will present their latest research, developments & innovations in the area of drying and dewatering. You will be able to connect to your colleague drying experts to share challenges and common interests, for example think about setting up new projects, new dryers and ideas. We designed a symposium program with long coffee and lunch breaks to catch up with your drying colleagues & friends.

During the symposium, we organise a poster & pitch session and will award four student prizes. If you want to present your poster and make a chance to pitch it, please submit a title, your name and a short abstract of your poster (max. 250 words) to before 6 September 2024. Based on the submitted abstracts, 5 posters will be selected for a pitch (5 min). Two prizes will be awarded for the two best pitches and two prizes will be awarded for the two best posters.

The prizes are free to spend by the awardees and are 500 euros each. Only students are eligible for the poster prize. But it is noted that also others than students are invited to submit an abstract for a poster, e.g. introducing a new product / process, etc. We will have a limited number of place available for posters due to space restrictions.

Time Title presentation Presenter Company
9:00 Welcome, Coffee & Tea
9:30 Opening Maarten Schutyser Chair NWGD
9:45 Innovative energy recovery system for spray drying Sebastiaan Tsirakos FrieslandCampina
10:15 Update on Agitated Thin Film Dryer development Paul Deckers Bodec
10:45 Break & Networking & Poster session – 45 min
11:30 Vacuum thumble drying for bioplastics production Evelien Maaskant Wageningen Food & Biobased Research
12:00 5 PhD research Pitches


5 min each


To be selected based on submitted abstracts
To be selected based on submitted abstracts
To be selected based on submitted abstracts
To be selected based on submitted abstracts
To be selected based on submitted abstracts
12:30 Lunch & Networking & Poster session – 90 min
14:00 Superheated steam spray drying Andreas Buck FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
14:30 ZeoDry: Using zeolite for latent heat recovery from outlet air Rick Kirpestein ISPT/Vsquare Tech bv
15:00 Break & Networking & Poster session – 45 min
15:45 Small scale spray dryer with novel air distribution system Kevin van Koerten NIZO Food Research
16:15 Employing artificial intelligence for Water and Energy Solutions in powder factories Henk Roelevink HAI
16:45 Superheated steam drying in the paper industry: opportunities and challenges Joanne Siccama Wageningen Food & Biobased Research
17:15 Poster award ceremony & Closure
17.30 Dinner in Novum (Optional)
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