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Ceramic Whitewares Training

L19 - Spray Drying

eLearning Course - Coming Soon


Spray drying is a widely used processing technique in many manufacturing sectors, including the ceramics sector, for transforming liquid suspensions into free flowing powders. In the ceramics sector spray drying is used to produce granulates for pressing from clay and non-clay body formulations, for the forming of whitewares and technical ceramic items.



The course describes:

  • The basic principles of spray drying
  • Advantages of spray drying over other granulation techniques
  • Choosing the right spray dryer for a specific application
  • Preparation of a ceramic suspension for spray drying
  • How to operate a spray dryer
  • Choice of the correct binders and plasticisers
  • How to ensure a uniform granulate for pressing is produced.



At the end of the course you will be able to understand:

  • How spray drying is utilised in the preparation of ceramic bodies
  • The spray drying processing route and equipment
  • How to characterise and control the properties of spray dried granulate
  • The advantages of spray drying over other granulation techniques.



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For further information, please contact:
Caroline Mullington, Information Services & Technology Partnerships Capability Leader