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Fine Grinding and Dispersing (Basic course, Workshop, Nanocourse)

06.  - 09. Oktober 2014



  Fine Grinding and Dispersing

Basic course / Workshop / Nano course

Braunschweig, 6-9 October 2014

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Course / Workshop organiser: Prof. Dr.- Ing. A. Kwade

Basic Course (6 - 7 October 2014)

This course gives an overview concerning the physical phenomena of grinding and dispersing in stirred media mills, and shows how this knowledge can be used for the design and optimization of grinding and dispersing processes, such as milling.

Moreover, the effect of important operating parameters on the grinding and dispersing result as well as the transport behaviour and operating mode of stirred media mills will be presented. Last but not least, design aspects of stirred media mills as well as questions of scale-up will be discussed.


  • Introduction and different mill design
  • Methods of particle size analysis
  • Models for describing, grinding and dispersing processes
  • Influence of different parameters on the grinding and dispersing result
  • Transport behaviour and operation mode
  • Operation of stirred media mills
  • Scale-up

With lectures by

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. A. Kwade
  • Dr.-Ing. I. Kampen

Workshop on Stirred Media Mills (8 October 2014)

This workshop includes a short repetition of important facts from the basic course. Based on that and with the vast experience a procedure to determine the cost-effective operation parameters of the milling process will be designed. Several milling processes will be analyzed, discussed and optimized during workshop by different examples.Additionally a method for the scale-up of stirred media mills will be illustrated. A laboratory mill process will be transferred into production scale including calculation of new operating parameters.

Please do not hesitate to discuss questions about your own process including the determination of individual operating parameters.


  • Determination of important milling parameters
  • Scale-up from lab to production mill based on an example
  • Discussion of individual challenges

With lectures by

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. A. Kwade
  • Dr.-Ing. I. Kampen
  • Dr.-Ing. S. Breitung-Faes

Nanocourse: Grinding and Dispersing of Nanoparticles (8 - 9 October 2014)

In recent years nano-particles have become more important in technology and many practical applications. Relevant examples are pharmaceutical ingredients for better bioavailability, manufacturing of suspensions for coatings and nanocomposites as well as production of CMP-suspensions for the semiconductor industry. Consequently nanotechnology applications have an increasing influence on research and development concerning stirred media mills.

This advanced course focuses on nano-particle production via top-down-techniques and questions and challenges regarding stabilisation of the suspension, product contamination and targeted adjustment of product properties.


  • Product requirements
  • Measuring technology for nanoparticles
  • Particle interaction and stabilization
  • Grinding and dispersing of nanoparticles

With lectures by

  • Prof. Dr. G. Garnweitner
  • Dr.-Ing. C. Schilde
  • Dr.-Ing. S. Breitung-Faes
  • Dr.-Ing. S. Mende (Netzsch-Feinmahltechnik) amongst others


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