Conference SPIL

Sustainable Process Integration Laboratory
Scientific Conference

Energy, Water, Emission, & Waste in Industry and Cities


6 & 7 December 2017


Hotel International Brno


Faculty of Mechanical Engineering,
Brno University of Technology

Conference Fee



The main focus of the SPIL Scientific conference is to share new knowledge and implementation progress from all areas of Process Integration and Sustainability research.


The keynote presenters are world-leading researchers, who will provide unique insights into their team's latest focuses and developments.


The conference includes keynote lectures, interactive workshops, and ample opportunity to strengthen research collaboration and meet with the leading experts.


The SPIL project is co-funded by the European Union.



Conference program

Wednesday   6.12.2017

Hotel International

08:00-08:30   Registration

08:30-09:00   Welcome and Opening Lecture

09:00-10:00   Keynote Presentations

10:00-10:30   SPIL Topical Group Discussions over Morning Tea

10:30-12:30   Keynote Presentations and Panel Discussion

12:30-14:00   Lunch and SPIL Poster Presentations 

14:00-15:30   Keynote Presentations

15:30-16:00   SPIL Topical Group Discussions over Afternoon Tea

16:00-18:00   Keynote Presentations and Panel Discussion

18:30-21:30   Conference Dinner and Networking


Thursday   7.12.2017

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

09:30-10:00   Registration

10:00-11:00   Parallel Keynote Presentations

11:00-11:30   SPIL Topical Group Discussions over Morning Tea

11:30-13:00   Parallel Keynote Presentations and Workshops

13:00-15:00   Lunch and Meet the SPIL Experts

15:00-16:00   SPIL Collaboration Action Planning


Keynote Lecturers


Prof Dr-Habil. Jiří J KLEMEŠ, DSc., dr. h. c.(mult)

SPIL Conference President and Head of SPIL, Brno University of Technology

Keynote Speaker

Prof Robin SMITH, Director of Centre of Process Integration, FRA, FIChemE, The University of Manchester

Prof Zainuddin Abdul MANAN, The Provost and Deputy Vice Chancellor, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Prof Sharifah Rafidah WAN ALWI, Director Process Systems Engineering Centre, PROSPECT,  Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Prof Qiuwang WANG, Vice-Dean, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Director MOE Key Lab of Thermo-Fluid Science and Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University

Prof Raymond TAN, Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation, De La Salle University Manila

Prof Shiyu LI, School of Chemical and Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University

Prof Michael WALMSLEY, School of Engineering & Energy Research Centre, University of Waikato

Prof Vijacheslav KAFAROV, Director of the Center for Sustainable Development in Industry and Energy, Industrial University of Santander

Prof Zhi-Yong LIU, School of Marine Science and Engineering, Hebei University of Technology

Prof Fengqi YOU, the Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak Professor, Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University

Prof Yassine ZARHLOULE, Director High Institute of Technology, Vice-Rector, University Mohammed I

Prof Ferenc FRIEDLER, Scientific Advisor to Rector Magnificus, Pázmány Péter Catholic University

Prof Petr STEHLÍK, Brno University of Technology

Prof Zdravko KRAVANJA, Dean, Fakulteta za kemijo in kemijsko tehnologijo, Univerza v Mariboru

Prof David KUKULKA, State University of New York College at Buffalo

Prof Petro KAPUSTENKO, Kharkiv National University; AO SPIVDRUZHNIST-T LLC (Plate and Compact HE)

Dr Aoife FOLEY, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast

Prof Suzana YUSUP, Universiti Technologi Petronas

Dr Xia LIU, SINOPEC Shanghai Research Institute of Petrochemical Technology


Process Systems Engineering  

Bridging the Gap on Industrial Process Integration Implementation

Integrated Process Integration Tools for Low CO2 Industrial Park Planning and Design

Flow and Heat Transfer in Randomly and Structured Packed Beds of Particles

Optimization of High-Efficiency, Low-Carbon Polygeneration Systems

Rating of the HFC125 Flow Sheet for Increasing Throughput

Process Integration and Energy Sustainability Research for New Zealand

Integration of Three Generations Biofuel Production

Water and Waste-water

Consequential Life Cycle Optimization: General Conceptual Framework and Application to Algal Renewable Diesel Production

Potential sites for Geothermal Energy and CO2 sequestration in Morocco

The Role of P-graph in Sustainability

Complex network flow models - application in waste management

Designing Sustainable Systems - Overcoming Myths Associated to the Sustainable Development

Economic and Environmental Analysis of Enhanced Heat Exchanger Designs

Compact Heat Exchangers for Utilization of Low Grade Waste Heat in Industry and Communal Sectors

Wind Power Forecasting and Integration

Sustainable Energy Future Through Thermochemical Conversion Of Biomass: Scenario In Malaysia

The Study on Low Temperature Waste Heat UtilIzation and Carbon Reduction of Coal-to-Methanol Process