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Expert in All Aspects of Spray Drying

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Expert has more than 35 years of experience advising companies on spray drying topics that feature both in the pre- and post contract phases of a project. His area of consultancy expertise includes: spray dryer design selection/performance, scale-up/used plant suitability, safety/environmental issues, and retrofitting/trouble-shooting. His widespread knowledge within spray drying design, operational practice, and product applications is evident in the books he has authored. These editions are considered as the only complete reference books ever published covering this field of technology, and have enabled him to become recognized worldwide as one of the leading experts within spray drying. His notes that the spray drying process involves the atomization of a liquid feed formulation into hot drying air to produce a dried particulate material. Besides being able to dry both heat sensitive and non-heat sensitive materials, it has the added advantage of producing, through dryer design selection and operation, different types of powders, including agglomerated and granular forms as required for a particular manufacturing or end-usage need. Meeting specific powder specifications is crucial to successful industrial operations, and he has been much involved in advising on the relationships between dried material properties, dryer design, size, and layout; as well as the conditions of operation, which can include a powder after-treatment stage should further cooling, agglomeration, de-dusting, and coating be required.

spray drying

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Industrial Drying of Solids - Convection Dryers, Conduction...
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Industrial Drying Technology

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1964   Ph.D.   Chemical Engineering: Atomization & Spray Drying   University of Birmingham, UK  
1960   B.Sc.   Chemical Engineering   University of Birmingham, UK  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1999 to


Expert's Firm



Company Owner


He is responsible for spray drying consultancy activities.

1963 to 1999


Niro Group


R&D, Sales, Management


Manager, Executive VP


1989 to 1993





1968 to 1989





Publications and Patents Summary

He is the author of books on spray drying, recognized worldwide as the most comprehensive books on the subject ever published: Spray Drying; Spray Drying Handbook; and Spray Drying in Practice. He has written numerous articles on spray drying in the technical press.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Drying Technology  
 - Expert's Firm  
 - Lipid Technologies and Applications; Marcel Dekker  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has consulted on spray dryer design, selection, and second hand plant evaluation.
  • He has done onsite consulting on spray dryer performance optimization and safety/environmental issues.
  • He advised on spray dryer scale-up and retrofitting.
  • He has done spray dryer troubleshooting for clients.
  • He has consulted clients on patent issues involving spray drying.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Spray drying expert for consulting on equipment sizing and arrangement for yeast cream drying operation.
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  • Expert in Fluid Bed Drying.
  • Spray drying expert for consulting on operation of an existing spray dryer.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He has experience with UK and USA patent legal proceedings as an expert witness.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in field of spray drying for consulting on brewers' yeast horizontal spray dryer.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1971 to   Europe (EU and Scandanavia)   He has been involved in industrial spray dryer supplier activities until 1999 and since then individual consulting on spray drying issues through his own company.
1980 to   North America   He has been involved in industrial spray dryer activities including consulting on spray drying issues.
1979 to   Japan   He has been involved in industrial spray dryer activities through association with a local japanese spray dryer supplier.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Danish   He is comfortable in Danish.
English   He is fluent in English.

Additional Skills and Services:

He has presented numerous papers at drying conferences and has participated as a keynote lecturer regarding spray drying aspects. He has experience in participating in in-house company seminars on spray drying technology.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has experience regarding vendor quotation evaluation concerning spray dryer plant.


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