BIWIC 2016 - 23rd International Workshop on Industrial Crystallization 

BIWIC 2016 - 23rd International Workshop on Industrial Crystallization 

September 06 – 08, 2016
Magdeburg, Germany

Welcome to the website of the BIWIC 2016!

The workshop will be organized by the research group Physical and Chemical Foundations of Process Engineering at the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg.


Crystallization is an important technique for separation and purification of substances as well as for product design in chemical and life-science industries. Products include e.g. foods, pharmaceuticals or agrochemicals and the amounts produced range from several kg to multi-ton scales per year. In addition, current topics such as sustainability, heat storage and work-up of wastewaters, become of increasing interest in crystallization applications. An interdisciplinary approach is certainly required to address such complex tasks.

The International Workshop on Industrial Crystallization (BIWIC) intends to bring together scientists and engineers from academia and industry, already experienced or beginners, to present and discuss current work and also to identify challenging fields of research of both fundamental and industrial interest. The 23rd workshop continues the successful series of events initiated by Joachim Ulrich in 1990 and held in the last years in Halle, Delft, Tianjin, Odense, Rouen and Daejeon (at some locations already twice). It has developed to a popular workshop in an informal atmosphere with plenty of opportunities for networking and to meet PhD students of various institutions, exchange experiences and initiate collaborations.

We are pleased to host the BIWIC after 2008 again at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems and look forward to welcoming you in September 2016 in Magdeburg.

Main Topics addressed at the 23rd BIWIC

  • Fundamentals of crystallization
  • Separation & purification in life-science industries: food, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals
  • Monitoring & modeling of crystallization processes
  • Integrated process design: Crystallization in the industrial process chain

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