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Third Nordic Baltic Drying Conference

12–14 Jun 2019, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Dewatering, Energy Efficiency, Environmentally Friendly Processes, Drying Technologies
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Welcome from the Chairs

The NBDC 2019 is the dewatering and drying conference organized every two years by the Nordic and Baltic countries. It has evolved from the NDC’s that were fruitfully held sequentially from 2001 to 2013 in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland. It was expanded to NBDC that has been successfully held in Poland and Germany.

The main purpose of the NBDC 2019 is to provide a forum for exchange of technical and scientific knowledge on drying and dewatering between the industry, academia, research centers and consulting agencies. Another aim is to promote the best drying and dewatering experimental and industrial practices in the Nordic and Baltic nations and to disseminate them internationally.

Topics covered will be on better products, enhanced processes and technologies for a sustainable society while complying with economical growth and industrial competiveness. Focus will be given on solving challenges on product-process quality, on energy utilization, on environment or climate change, and on technology/ecology impact.

Conference Program

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding the conference, please send an email to

Correspondence NBDC 2019
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Department of Energy and
Process Engineering, Kolbjorn Hejes vei 1B, NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway

Main topics

Experimental, Theoretical and Industrial Innovative Drying and Dewatering Technologies:

  • Product quality
  • Improved processes
  • Energy efficiency
  • Environmentally friendly processes
  • Technologies converting wastes to useful products

Venue, Travel and Accommodation

The NBDC 2019 will be locally organized by Dmitry Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia (MUCTR) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) from June 12 to 14, 2019. We invite you to participate in the NBDC 2019 taking place in Saint Petersburg in conference hotel "Moscow".

Saint Petersburg is one of the world's most beautiful cities, it is the artistic and cultural capital of Russia and it has a lot to share. Hotel "Moscow" is located at the historical center of Saint-Petersburg on the Neva riverbank. June with white nights is the most beautiful time to visit St. Petersburg.


Hotel Moscow

Alexander Nevsky sq. 2, Saint Petersburg

Standard double room, single use: 8 000 Rub/night
Standard double room for 2 persons: 8 500 Rub/night
Breakfast included

You can make reservation of Moscow hotel via website using promo code «NBDC-2019».

Hotels Rich, Old City and Nomera don’t use booking system with promo code. To keep the hotels special prices mentioned below, the Organizing Committee made group reservation for the participants of NBDC for the period from 10 to 16 June 2019.

Therefore, you should book one of these 3 hotels through the Secretariat of NBDC. Please, send to the conference email the following information: name of the guest(s), name of the hotel, the room type (price per night), period of stay.

Hotel Rich

Ulitsa Vosstaniya 1, Saint Petersburg
20-25 min. walking distance to Hotel Moscow

Standard single or double room: 4 000 Rub/night
Breakfast not included: 350 Rub/person

Hotel Old City

Nevsky avenue, 146, Saint Petersburg
10-15 min. walking distance to Hotel Moscow

Standard single room: 4 000 Rub/night
Standard double room: 4 000 Rub/night
Breakfast not included: 350 Rub/person

Hotel “Nomera” on Nevsky Avenue

Nevsky avenue, 111, Saint Petersburg
10-15 min. walking distance to Hotel Moscow

Standard single room: 3 499 Rub per night
Standard double room: 4 499 Rub/night
Standard triple room: 4 999 Rub/night
Apartment with kitchen: 5 199 Rub/night
Breakfast not included: 270 Rub/person

City tours


On 11 June 2019 we invite you for the tour to Peterhof Residence and Grand Palace that was the former tsars’ residence and is a genuine masterpiece of the world architecture.

Peterhof is a luxurious residence located along the Western side of the city on the coast of The Gulf of Finland and about 29 kilometers from St. Petersburg. This is a magic combination of green parks, colorful gardens and majestic palaces. Here in the 18th and 19th centuries a huge complex of eleven parks, dozens of buildings, and pavilions with more than 200 fountains and numerous sculptures was built in an area more than 1000 hectares.

The Grand Palace was built for Empress Elizabeth in baroque style in the center of the complex. The Grand Fountain Cascade, which is unique both technically and artistically, is a decorative pedestal for the Palace. The Grand Cascade is ornamented with numerous fountains, gilded statues, vases and crowned with the sculpture groups known as “Samson, Tearing the Lion's Jaws”, which is dedicated to the victory of Russia in the Northern War.

Duration of this tour is 7 hours including lunch. The price depends on number of people and varies from 4800 to 5300 (65-71 Euros) including lunch.


On 15 June 2019 we invite you for an exciting bus tour to the historical part of Saint Petersburg and visit the Hermitage museum! The tour will give you the opportunity to admire the most famous monuments and symbols of the city, including Saint Isaac's and Kazan Cathedrals, the Peter and Paul fortress, the Strelka of Vasilyevsky Island, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and others.

After this tour you will visit the Hermitage that is the largest art museum in Russia. It started as a private collection of Empress Catherine II and in the middle of the XIX century it become a public museum. Now the Hermitage collection contains more than 3.5 million exhibits. Among them are masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, impressionist paintings, ancient sculptures, Egyptian antiquities and much more. The main exposition of the museum is located in the beautiful Winter Palace that was used as residence of Russian emperors.

Duration of this tour is 5 hours including lunch. The price depends on number of people and varies from 2750 to 3000 Rub (37-40 Euros) including lunch price.

Conference Committee

NBDC Founder: Prof. Odilio Alves-Filho, Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Norway
NBDC Founder: Prof. Trygve Eikevik, Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Norway
Prof. Natalia Menshutina, D.Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia, Russia
Prof. Rufat Abiev, St. Petersburg State Technological Institute (technical university), Russia
Prof. Stanislav Rudobashta, Moscow State Agroengineering University
M.Sc. Jarl Spandow, CEO of Waister SRL, Norway
M.Sc. Frode Børresen, Head of SB development, Waister SRL, Norway
Prof. Stefan Heinrich, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
Prof. Mirko Peglow, IPT-PERGANDE GmbH, Germany
Ing. Siegfried Schmidt, Sustainable Drying Solutions, Germany
M.Sc. Arne Sloth Jensen, Chief Executive Officer of EnerDry ApS, Denmark
Dr. Thorvald U. Ullum, Senior Vice President – Drying Technology, GEA, Denmark
Prof. Ingvald Strømmen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Dr. Svetlana Goncharova-Alves, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Dr. Carl Gustav Berg, Vice President for Marketing and Technology at Kumera, Finland
Dr. Roger Renström, Karlstad University, Sweden
Dr. Lena Brunzell, Karlstad University, Sweden
Prof. Stig Stenstrøm, Lund University, Sweden
Prof. Yrjo Roos, University College Cork, Ireland
Dr. Pedro Fito Maupoey, Prof. Emeritus at Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Prof. Bhaskar N. Thorat, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India
Prof. Mauri Fortes, Ietec – Instituto de Educação Tecnológica, Brazil
Prof. Luis Segura, University of Bio-Bio, Chile
Dr. Carlos Martinez Vera, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, Mexico
Dr. Anna Michalska, IARFR of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Prof. Ireneusz Zbicinski, Lodz University of Technology, Poland
Prof. Hironao Ogura, Chiba University, Japan
Dr. Wijitha Senadeera, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Dr. Rasmus Toftegaard, Danish Technological Institute, Denmark
Assoc. Prof. Sigurjon Arason, University of Iceland, Iceland


You are invited to submit an abstract for papers (about 250 words) to the NBDC 2019 that will be selected for oral and poster presentations.

Conference sessions are planned and papers, posters and industrial presentations are requested on subjects related to dewatering and drying within the following areas:

  • Drying applied to different industrial sectors
  • Drying theory, fundamentals and kinetics
  • Modeling, simulation and optimization of drying
  • Drying intensification, vibration, infra-red, ultra-sound and micro-wave
  • Different types of drying processes
  • Product quality and drying process control
  • Separation and dewatering processes
  • Drying of different materials
  • Heat pump drying and other innovative technologies
  • Energy savings and other aspects in drying
  • Environmental impact of drying and dewatering processes
  • Drying and dewatering equipment design and scaling-up
  • Industrial drying and dewatering

Critical Dates

Title and abstract received: 14/02/2019
Authors notified of acceptance: 15/02/2019
Papers deadline: 15/03/2019
Authors notified of acceptance of papers: 20/03/2019
Preliminary program: 10/05/2019

Instructions for Authors

Abstracts submission guidelines

The abstracts should be sent by email as Microsoft Word file formatted as: A4, font Arial, size 12, containing: title of the paper, author(s) name(s), affiliation(s), address(es), phone, fax and email. The submitted papers will be published in the e-Proceedings of the NBDC 2019. Additionally, selected papers will be published in the Reviewed Electronic Journal Chemical Engineering.

Guidelines document

Please, download detailed guidelines document in PDF or in DOCX formats in order to properly prepare your manuscripts.


After your abstract has been approved, you'll receive an email notification with the details.

Then you need to follow the link to get to the list of your submissions. You can also access it from top menu by hovering the user icon and clicking "My submissions" link:

On the "My submissions" page find the paper you submitted to NBDC-2019 and click "Upload" button:

Scroll down a bit and you will complete the following form:

Publishing papers

Selected papers will be published in the Reviewed Electronic Journal "ChemEngineering" (

ChemEngineering (ISSN 2305-7084) is an international peer-reviewed open access journal on the science and technology of chemical engineering published quarterly online by MDPI.

Conference Committee

Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Norway

Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Norway


D.Mendeleev University of Chem. Technology of Russia

D.Mendeleev University of Chem. Technology of Russia

D.Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia, Russia


The registration fees for speakers, other participants and students include access to all sessions, one copy of the book of abstracts, e-proceedings with all papers, posters and industrial presentations, all announced meals, coffee, tea and social events. Notice that the reduced fee is valid only before May 1, 2019. The accompanying person fee includes social events and banquet, except lunches. Separate payment will be required for the accompanying persons program.

Early Bird
Until 1st May 2019
Until 30th April 2019
From 1st May 2019
Keynote lecturers 300.00 EUR 330.00 EUR 350.00 EUR
Speakers and other participants 500.00 EUR 530.00 EUR 550.00 EUR
Students 300.00 EUR 330.00 EUR 350.00 EUR
Accompanying persons 200.00 EUR 230.00 EUR 250.00 EUR
Payment methods

Wire transfer

List of Authors (96)

Event Awards

Several awards will be granted during NBDC-2019 conference for the most innovative works, challenging projects and novel solutions!

The Awards
Distinguished contributions in development of drying technology in the Nordic-Baltic region

Number of Awards Available: 1

The award will be granted for the most interesting work within Nordic-Baltic region
Outstanding achievement and excellence in drying R&D

Number of Awards Available: 1

This award would go to the most innovative work in drying R&D
Novelty and R&D among the papers, posters and industrial presentations at the NBDC 2019

Number of Awards Available: 3

3 most innovative and interesting NBDC-2019 projects conference will be rewarded
Best paper

Number of Awards Available: 1

Electronic Journal "ChemEngineering" ( will reward the best NBDC-2019 paper as well

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