Biopowders Marie Curie Network RTN 512247
WORKSHOP on Particle & Powder Technology as applied to
foods, nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals
September 18-19th, 2008
1 avenue des Olympiades, 91300 Massy, France
The main purpose is to share and disseminate the final results of the research conducted during 3
years by 13 researchers in 14 institutions/research centres/companies in Europe, in the
framework of the BIOPOWDERS Marie Curie Network.
WORKSHOP PROGRAM – 2nd Draft
DAY 1 - Thursday September 18th
14:00-14:15 Workshop opening - Welcome address by John Fitzpatrick, Department of Process and
Chemical Engineering, University College Cork (Ie), Coordinator of the Biopowders
Marie Curie Network
14:15-14:45 Why is it useful to characterize powders ?
John Dodds, Professor, Ecole des Mines d'Albi, Albi-Carmaux (Fr)
First session: Powder Caking & Agglomeration
Chair: Dr Christelle Turchiuli, Agroparistech Massy (Fr)
14:45-15:20 Powder caking and glass transition.
Nicolas Descamps, PhD student, Nestlé Singen (Ge), University College Cork (Ie)
15:20-15:55 Caking of binary particles mixtures of amorphous dextrose and crystalline sodium chloride.
Elsa Schreyer, PhD student, Nestlé Singen (Ge), University of Münich (Ge)
15:55-16:30 Spray drying process engineering: measurements, stickiness, powders properties.
Alessandro Gianfrancesco, PhD student, Agroparistech Massy (Fr), Nestlé Singen (Ge)
16:30-18:00 Poster session - Coffee break
DAY 2 - Friday September 19th
Second session: Powder Coating Technology
Chair: Dr Frederic Depypere, University of Ghent (Be)
9:00-9:35 Water-soluble cellulose derivatives as coating agents - influence of solution properties and
process parameters on coating quality and mechanical strength.
Katarzyna Nienaltowska, PhD student, University of Ghent (Be)
9:35-10:10 Starch particle coating using a dry powder coating process.
Luca Bilancetti, PhD student, ENITIAA Nantes (Fr), University of Ghent (Be)
10:10-10:45 Modification of surface properties of biopowders by dry particle coating,
Serkan Otles, PhD student, Ecole des Mines d'Albi (Fr)
10:45-11:05 Poster session - Coffee break
11:05-11:40 Characterization of coating formulation and process manufacturing for determination of
Giacomo Perfetti, PhD student, Delft University of Technology (Nl), DSM (Nl)
Third session: Nano-Particle Technology
Chair: Dr Janos Gyenis, University of Pannonia (Hu)
11:40-12:15 Production of nanostructured solid-phase biocatalysts and comparing their catalytic properties.
Emese Biro, PhD student, University of Pannonia (Hu), Delft University (Nl)
12:15-12:50 Sub-micron grinding of organic crystalline products.
Stephen Hennart, PhD student, DSM (Nl), Delft University (Nl)
12:50-14:00 Lunch break - Poster session
Fourth session: Particle Handling, Processing & Monitoring
Chair: Dr Luc Aerts, UCB Pharma SA (Be)
14:00-14:35 Potential of infrared heating as a method for decontaminating food powders.
Norman Staack, PhD student, SIK, Göteberg (Sw)
14:35-15:10 Dextrose crystallization - Control of crystal growth and crystal size.
Abhay Markande, PhD student, Syral (Be), University College Cork (Ie)
15:10-15:45 Study of mass flow rate in pneumatic conveying systems.
Cecilia Arakaki, PhD student, POSTEC, Tel-Tec Centre (Nw)
15:45-16:20 Establishment of a test procedure for direct measurement of adhesion strength of powder
flavour in contact with crisp surface using a novel adhesion tester.
Ertan Ermis, PhD student, Wolfson Centre, University of Greenwich (UK), University of
John Fitzpatrick, Department of Process and Chemical Engineering, University College
Cork, Coordinator of the Biopowders Marie Curie Network
Call for poster presentation of research works
All topics related to the four sessions are concerned by poster presentation.
One page abstracts will be sent before June 30th, 2008, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Acceptation will be known for July 30th.
The abstracts will describe objectives, methods and results, with references of published papers issued
from the proposed work. They will contain title, authors, with full address, telephone and email of
corresponding author. The text (Word) will contain less than 600 words (Arial 10, simple space).
A booklet with abstracts will be edited for the workshop.
In relation with the topics of the Workshop some equipment companies are welcome to participate.
Contact must be taken with organizers.
Christelle Turchiuli and Elisabeth Dumoulin
Food Process Engineering Research Unit
1 avenue des Olympiades 91300 Massy, France
Tel 33 1 69 93 5069 (secretariat) – 5015 or 5093 (scientific staff)
Registration (ACIA) before July 15th, 2008
Fees for workshop (including proceedings, lunch on Friday 19th, coffee breaks)
Full rate 150 €
Universities, RTN Members 50 €
Extra participation for - lunch on Thursday 18th 15 €
- dinner on Thursday 18th 70 €
No reimbursement after August 31th, 2008.
Agroparistech Massy, 1 avenue des Olympiades, Massy (91), 20 km South of Paris
From Paris centre 35 min by RER B (direction Massy, stop “Les Baconnets”), then 10
By car via motorway A6, exit Massy.
From CDG airport (follow signs “RER B”, “Paris by train”) 1h30 by RER B
From Orly airport, 40 min by Orlyval (to Antony) then RER B (direction Massy “Les
Train station: Massy TGV, 15 min by taxi
Some hotels in Massy are close to the workshop venue.
(* walking distance from Workshop site)
Hotel Tel/Fax Web site
Kyriad* T (33)1 60115554 Kyriad.email@example.com
82 place de France
F(33)1 60110591 http://www.kyriad.fr/hotel/fr/FRA23119.htm (m
Relais de Massy* T (33)1 69200423
1 rue Gabriel Péri http://www.relaisdemassy.com/
F (33)1 60117430 (m
Ibis T (33)1 60119489 http://www.accorhotels.com/accorhotels/fichehotel/fr/ibi/1689/fiche_ho
6 rue du Saule Trapu
F (33)1 60119553 tel.shtml
Mercure–Massy Gare T (33)1 69328020 http://www.mercure.com/mercure/fichehotel/fr/mer/1176/fiche_h
21 avenue Carnot
F (33)1 69328025 otel.shtml
Relais de Palaiseau T (33)1 64539292 http://www.hotels-residences.fr/hotel-3-Relais+de+Palaiseau-Pala
82 r Gutenberg
F (33)1 64539290 iseau-91.html
Hôtel Alixia T (33)1 46749292 http://hotel-location-de-salle-hotel-3-etoiles-chambre-hotel-
1 rue de la Providence
F (33)1 46745055 antony.hotel-alixia.com/