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13th WFCFD – International Workshop on Crystallization, Filtrations and Drying

February 21 - February 23

The 13th World Forum for Crystallization, Filtration and Drying (WFCFD) will be held from February 21st to 23rd at the Institute of Chemical technology, Mumbai.

Industrial Crystallization
Professor Dr.-ing Joachim Ulrich,

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

  • Fundamentals of crystallization, Growth, Nucleation and supersaturation
  • Crystal Engineering: Influence of solvents, additives and Impurities
  • Crystallization of Proteins
Professor Zoltan Nagy, Purdue University, USA


  • Quality-by-control (QbC) approaches in batch and continuous crystallization process development
  • Novel process intensification approaches in crystallization systems
Dr. Thomas Vetter, University of Manchester, United Kingdom


  • Filterability prediction of crystals based on particle size and shape distribution data
  • Regions of attainable particle sizes in continuous and batch crystallization processes
Dr. Dirk Verdoes,

Chief Technology Officer,

SoliQz, The Netherlands


  • Suspension Melt Crystallization for the purification of chemicals. Filtration and Product Washing in Hydraulic Wash Column to get your product as pure as the crystals
Dr. (Ms) Carmen Guguta

Technobis Crystallization      Systems, The Netherlands

  • Crystallization Basics: Effective Way of Determination of Solubility and Metastable Zone Width (MSZW)
Industrial Filtration
Prof.-Dr.-ing Harald Anlauf,

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany

  • Industrial Filtration: Principles and Processes of Solid-Liquid Separation
  • Cake Filtration in Chemical and Allied Industries: Process Design and Equipment Selection
Shri. Pramod Khosla,

MD, Khosla Profil

  • Role of Fabric in Filterability of cake: Woven, Non-woven, Monofilament, Multifilament and Composite Type
Dr. Franc Velterop,

Pervatech, The Netherlands

  • Fundamentals of Pervaporation Membranes and Processes. A Case Study of IPA-Water separation
Industrial Drying
Professor Dr.-Ing Andreas Bueck, Friedrich-Alexander University


  • Basics of Spray Drying Process: Control and Applications
  • New Drying Technologies with Control Mechanism.
Professor B. N. Thorat,

ICT, Mumbai


  • New Theories for discerning Drying Kinetics- Applications in Dryer Design
Mr. Urban Stricker,

Inventor of Industrial Infra-Red Dryer, Germany

  • Infra-Red Drying of Chemicals, Polymers and Other Products-An Emerging Trend


Marcel Wettring, ALLGAIER Process Technology GmbH
  • Drying of Industrial Waste Sludge with ALLGAIER CD Dryer
Mr. Dilip Patkar, Idex, India
  • Milling Technology for Particle Size Reduction


Contact Person: Tejesh
Mobile: +91 9833889080
Website: www.wfcfd.org
Email: thoratbn@gmail.com, director@iocb.ictmumbai.edu.in


February 21
February 23


Institute of Chemical technology, Mumbai.
Maharashtra India


thoratbn@gmail.com, director@iocb.ictmumbai.edu.in