This talk provides an insight into the model development for the fluid bed dryer in the ConsiGma® 25 line. You will learn which parameters have to be considered and how to best address the definition of system boundaries for mass and energy balances, ultimately obtaining a model that is suitable for integration into a process control concept. The good agreement of model prediction and measurement is demonstrated by means of validation experiments.
Jakob Rehrl is is leading the control strategy group at RCPE and his main areas of research cover continuous pharmaceutical manufacturing, process modeling, controller synthesis and control strategy development. Besides his methodological work on pharmaceutical control strategy development, he is also interested in the practical implementation of the concepts in real manufacturing lines.