GRIP op drogen

  • Project leader
  • Peter Quaak
  • EnerQ

Getting a hold, a GRIP on Dryers

Industrial cases for in line sensoring

This project investigates how in line sensors can help improving product quality and efficiency in a number of industrial cases. Using a large consortium of end users, technology suppliers and active dissemination via the ISPT Innovation academy (see chapter Drying & Dewatering Academy) and NWGD we strive to enlarge the GRIP on drying.

Learning communities

One of the results of the GRIP on drying project is that there is a need for smart strategies to develop Learning Communities. Learning Communities are an important link to building and spreading knowledge through education, life long learning and other chanels. The digitization introduces a new vulnerability, for this reason the program tele vulnerability of Agentschap Telecom joined the consortium. Their booklet ‘Vijfstappenplan’ (Five step strategy) that was developed within the GRIP on drying project, is creating awareness, and how to assess dependencies and execute risk management.

Industry 4.0

In Industry 4.0 in-line sensors will be implemented more and more. Wiring and creating connection to the process control is very expensive. Costs of wireless measuring systems are much lower and can offer much more flexibility. However, with wireless technology new interdependencies and risks are being introduced. As a result of risk analyses recommendations are made for a good mitigation of risks in order to manage the risks there are.


Electrification is a key issue in energy transition, that is the transition from fossile to electrical power. In this project it is found that usage of mechanical damp recompression during contact drying reduces the use of fossile energy significant, and the supplied electrical energy is very well utilised.This gives a good perspective on complete elektrification of these drying processes.

Dissemination of knowledge

In this project a strong focus lies on dissemination of knowledge in order to create extra momentum for accelerating innovation in the Drying industry. Better informed technologists will be able to make better estimates and also have a greater emphasis on efficiency and quality.

Because a lot of partners are involved in the cases the existing network of the Dutch Working Group for Drying (NWGD) and ISPT will be strengthened. Results will be shared through presentations and through the web. There is also a focus on online learning opportunities for professional training of drying process technologists.

Grant provider

This project is co-funded by TKI-E&I with the supplementary grant 'TKI- Toeslag' for Topconsortia for Knowledge and Innovation (TKI’s) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy.

Sustainable development goals

This project contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Project partners

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