The 6th Sustainable Process Integration Laboratory (SPIL) Scientific Conference

14 – 15 November 2022 (Hybrid), Brno, Czech Republic

SPIL Scientific Conference 2022 will be held in hybrid mode at Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno (Historical Capital and Statutory City in Moravia), Czech RepublicIt serves as a networking platform for collaboration on sustainability research, particularly topics as listed:

  • Process Integration
  • Waste and wastewater management
  • Waste to Energy
  • Renewable Energy and Utility System
  • Footprint minimisation and mitigation
  • Cleaner production and Circular Economy
  • Technoeconomic and Life Cycle Assessment
  • Process analysis and modelling
  • Mathematical optimisation

But are not limited to the mentioned topics. Sustainable solutions, improving the process/conversion effectiveness, economical, environmental and social aspects, as well as policy implementation for environmental footprint mitigation, are within the interest of this conference.

Presented works (with active participation) in SPIL’ 22 will be invited to select (the choice will be evaluated and decided by editors) and submit their work to the Special Issue. World leading researchers will be invited as the Plenary Speaker or Guest of Honor to provide the up-to-date insight of their respective expertise. 

List of Special Issues:

  • Journal of Cleaner Production, Elsevier (IF = 11.072)
  • Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, Springer (IF = 4.700) 
  • Cleaner Engineering and Technology, Elsevier (Scopus Index)
  • Cleaner Waste Systems, Elsevier 

Important Dates

  • The Start of Abstract Submission: 10 March 2022
  • Abstract Due: 31 September 2022
  • The Start of Registration: 1 May 2022
  • Early Bird Registration Due: 15 August 2022 (extended to 31 August 2022)

Registration Fees

Early Bird Registration

  • Regular Presenter (Onsite): 150 EUR + 21% VAT = 181.50 EUR (4.484 Kč vč. DPH)
  • Regular Presenter (Online): 95 EUR + 21% VAT = 114.95 EUR (2,839 Kč vč. DPH)

After 15 August 2022

  • Regular Presenter (Onsite): 170 EUR + 21% VAT = 205.70 EUR (5,082 Kč vč. DPH)
  • Regular Presenter (Online): 120 EUR + 21% VAT = 145.20 EUR (3,587 Kč vč. DPH)
  • Reduced Fees for Student Presenter (Onsite): 110 EUR + 21% VAT = 133.10 EUR (3,288 Kč vč. DPH)
  • Reduced Fees for Student Presenter (Online): 60 EUR + 21% VAT = 72.60 EUR (1,794 Kč vč. DPH)
  • Reduced Fees for Student Presenter (Onsite): 130 EUR+ 21% VAT = 157.30 EUR (3,866 Kč vč. DPH)
  • Reduced Fees for Student Presenter (Online): 80 EUR + 21% VAT = 96.80 EUR (2.391 Kč vč. DPH)

Optional Arrangement for Social Program (on request) – before or after the conference: 

  • City Tour: Best of Brno City Centre
  • St. Martin Traditions: Czechs celebrate Saint Martin’s Day on 11 November and lasting throughout the coming weeks. It is celebrated with young wine and roast goose (traditionally served with potato dumplings and red cabbage) 

Workshop in conjunction with SPIL'22

Workshop on “Inventory of Phosphorus Raw Materials in V4” – [Hybrid], 15 November 2022, 15:30 – 17:30

Project Website:

The workshop include session presenting the results of the project’s scientific research, i.e. a detailed inventory of P-rich waste in the V4 countries, with information on the region’s phosphorus recovery potential and the possibility of reducing P import from external countries and thus ensuring food production in the V4. Future perspectives and possible development will be discussed. The analysis of the added value of P recovery in the period of pandemic or other threats of XXI century will be presented and discussed. 

Participation is free of charge. Workshop participants will receive a certificate confirming participation. Students (bachelor, master, PhD), researcher and experts, whose research topics focus on the environmental, economic, social, law scientific background are encouraging to participate. All the participants have to be registered. There is limited seats available for onsite participants and it is reserved for project partners and SPIL’22 conference participants.

Onsite Presentation: Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Online participation: Zoom

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Guests of honour (To be Updated)

Prof Ignacio E. Grossmann (Carnegie Mellon University, US)

Short Biography:

Ignacio E. Grossmann (B.S. Universidad Iberoamericana; M.S., Ph.D. Imperial College) is the R. R. Dean University Professor of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon, and director of the “Center for Advanced Process Decision-making.”

A member of the National Academy of Engineering, he has received many awards from AIChE and INFORMS, including the Sargent Medal by the Institution of Chemical Engineers in 2015, and the distinction of being named “One of the Hundred Chemical Engineers of the Modern Era” by AIChE in 2008.

He has honorary doctorates from the Technical University of Dortmund, Abo Akademi, University of Maribor, University of Cantabria, Russian Kazan Technological University, University Nacional del Litoral, University of Alicante, and RWTH Aachen University

His research interests are in mixed-integer, disjunctive and stochastic programming, energy systems, water networks, and planning and scheduling for enterprise-wide optimization. He has authored over 700 papers and supervised 62 Ph.D. and 16 M.S. students. He has recently authored the book “Advanced Optimization for Process Systems Engineering”.

For general queries, please contact: (Dr Yee Van Fan, Chair of the Organising Committee; Prof Jiří Jaromír Klemeš, President of SPIL Conference and Head of SPIL)

For queries on payment, please contact: (Dr Zemanová Šárka, Head of the Secretariat SPIL22)

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