Welcome to IDS 2018: 21st International Drying Symposium


Conference Announcement: 21st International Drying Symposium (IDS2018) in Valencia, Spain, September 18-21, 2018

The institutional organizers of IDS 2018 are the Department of Food Technology at the Universitat Politècnica de València and the Department of Chemistry at the University of Illes Balears. Like its previous biannual IDS conferences, the objective of 21th IDS is to provide the most advanced and comprehensive global forum for disseminating results and data in research, development, and applications in drying/dewatering sciences and technologies. This Symposium will be held in the main campus of the Universitat Politècnica de València and aims to bring together leading researchers and engineers from academia and from industry from all around the world in this university environment. It is also planned during the meeting an exposition of industrial equipment and developments. An Award program will be also part of the event for the international drying community. This Symposium is the 21th event in the series founded by Professor Arun S. Mujumdar at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, in 1978.

Various topic will be organized in the following areas:

  • Fundamentals, modelling and simulation
  • Physical properties and product quality
  • Industrial processes and equipment
  • Measurement and process control
  • Environmental issues
  • Process intensification
  • Drying of gases and liquids
  • Drying of powdered solids
  • Drying of biomass for energy applications
  • Drying of food and agricultural materials
  • Drying of biological and pharmaceuticals materials
  • Drying of chemicals and polymers
  • Drying of wood, pulp and paper, and forest products. Novel drying technologies, R&D opportunities

The organizers warmly welcome you to participate to this IDS2018 conference hoping this will be and unforgettable scientific and technical experience. The event held in the historical Mediterranean city of Valencia will constitute also a must to meet you in September 18-21, 2018.

Professor Antonio MULET, Chairman IDS2018, email: amulet@tal.upv.es

Key Dates


  • December 15, 2017:
    Deadline for abstract submissions
  • January 29, 2018:
    Notification of acceptance
  • March 28, 2018:
    Deadline for submissions of manuscripts
  • April 13, 2018:
    Deadline for “early bird” registration
  • June 15, 2018:
    Final notification of manuscript acceptance
  • July 20, 2018:
    Final deadline for registration

Presentation IDS2018-Valencia in IDS2016-Gifu