PhD work \"Continuous Manufacturing\"

Posted 14 May 2019

Darmstadt, Hesse - Germany

Req Id 192244


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The PhD work will serve the purpose of evaluating a newly developed equipment for continuous manufacturing and will be performed in close cooperation with the equipment vendor and the university of Düsseldorf. The following work packages are expected to be completed within ca. 3 years:


  1. - Model development for general process scale up regarding feeding, granulation, drying, tablet pressing and coating
  2. - Prediction of quality attributes based on screw configuration and dryer parameters
  3. - Case study QbCon: Deep scientific understanding of Bohle’s QbCon units and impact of process parameters on material attributes
  4. - Control of all relevant process parameters
  5. - Application of model to process parameter transfer from Bohle’s QbCon-1 to QbCon-25 with the goal to obtain identical products for the individual QbCon units, e.g. for granule‘s material attributes after twin-screw granulation (TSG) or horizontal fluid-bed dryer (HFBD)
  6. - Work to be performed, Darmstadt, Bohle, Ennigerloh and partly HHU, Düsseldorf
  7. - Systematic experiments on QbCon-1
  8. - Systematic experiments on QbCon-25 at Bohle
  9. - In-silico model development
  10. - Reporting and student supervision at HHU

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