About WCPT


Regularly from its inception in 1986, every four years members of the global particle technology community converge to share their latest insights and applications to industrial, academic, and social problems at the World Congress on Particle Technology (WCPT), the world’s major scientific congress for particle and bulk solids technology, an international forum for research, technological development, and innovation in new technologies promoted by the World Assembly of Particle Technology (WAPT).

The next World Congress on Particle Technology (WCPT9) will be celebrated in Europe, in Madrid (Spain). It is being organized by the Spanish Association of Chemists and Chemical Engineers (ANQUE) with the support of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE), the Spanish Chemical Industry Federation (FEIQUE), the Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (DECHEMA), the Spanish Association of Solids Technology (Techsolids) and the Spanish Forum of Chemistry and Society (FQS).

WCPT editions


WCPT1, 16-18 April 1986, Nuremberg, Germany.

WCPT2, 19-22 September 1990, Kyoto, Japan.

WCPT3, 6-9 July 1998, Brighton, United Kingdom.

WCPT4, 21-25 July 2002, Sydney, Australia.

WCPT5, 23-27 April 2006, Orlando FL, USA.

WCPT6, 26-29 April 2010, Nuremberg, Germany.

WCPT7, 19-22 May 2014, Beijing, China.

WCPT8, 22-26 April 2018, Orlando FL, USA.

Next WCPT9, 18-22 September 2022, Madrid, Spain.

WAPT, Member Organizations


The Association of Powder Processing Industry & Engineering, Japan

The Australasian Particle Technology Society

The Asian Chemical Engineering Association

The Chinese Society of Particuology

The European Federation of Chemical Engineering

The Finnish Fine Particle Society

VDI-Gesellschaft Verfahrenstechnik und Chemieingenieurwesen

The International Fine Particle Research Institute, Inc.

The Particle Technology Forum

La Société Française de Génie des Procédés

The Society of Powder Technology, Japan

The South American Society of Particle Technology

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