The 3rd Sustainable Process Integration Laboratory
Scientific Conference

Energy, Water, Emission & Waste in Industry and Cities


21-22 November 2019


 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering,
Brno University of Technology

Conference Attendance

subject to registration



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

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

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


Prof Dr-Habil. Jiří J KLEMEŠ, DSc., dr. h. c.(mult)
SPIL Conference President and Head of SPIL, Brno University of Technology


Plenary Lecturers


Head of SPIL, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic

The University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Texas A&M University, Qatar

Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

School of Forestry and Resource Conservation, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Southern University of Science and Technology

Department of Thermo-Fluid Science and Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China

Centre for Technology Transfer in the Process Industries, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania

Conference program

Thursday,   21 Nov.

09:00   Registration
09:30   Welcome and Opening Address - Prof Jiří Klemeš
10:00   Plenary lecture - Prof Robin Smith
10:30   SPIL Topical Group Discussions over Morning Tea
11:00   Plenary lecture - Prof Patrick Linke
11:30   SPIL Panel Discussion - How to publish in High-Impact Journals
12:30   Lunch and Poster Session
14:30   Plenary lecture - Prof Pen-Chi Chiang
15:00   Plenary lecture - Prof Zhi-Guo Qu
15:30   Meet the Experts over Afternoon Tea

Friday,   22 Nov.

08:30   Registration
09:30   Plenary lecture - Prof Valentin Plesu
10:00   Plenary lecture - Dr Lan Song
10:30   SPIL Topical Group Discussions over Morning Tea
11:00   Plenary lecture - Prof Chun-Han Ko
11:30   SPIL Panel Discussion - Critical Research Vectors in Sustainability, Chemical and Environmental Engineering
12:30   Lunch and Poster Session
14:00   Tours of Laboratories


1. Ben Abikoye*, Lidija Čuček, Adeniyi Jide Isafiadea Zdravko Kravanja. Maximization of attainable heat output and coefficient of performance of solar-driven heat pump.

2. Jose Pellín, Alexandra Elena Plesu*, Jordi Bonet, Joan Llorens. Bioethanol dehydration process in a gasoline-mixing process.

3. Hrvoje Stančin*, Michal Šafar, Helena Raclavska, Jana Růžičková, Hrvoje Mikulčić, Neven Duić. Co-pyrolysis of waste rigid polyurethane foam and biomass sawdust.

4. Endre Nagy*, Imre Hegedüs. Energy production by osmotic pressure driven membrane process.

5. Di Zhang*, Guilian Liu. The coupling integration of reactors-distillation columns-heat exchanger networks.

6. Paweł Ocłoń*, Piotr Cisek, Chiara Colucci, Vincenzo Spena, Jan Taler, Andrea Vallati. Transient simulation of cooling system for photovoltaic-thermal modules.

7. Filip Toman*, Petr Kracík, Jiří Pospíšil, Michal Špiláček. Comparison of different concepts of condensation heat exchangers with vertically oriented pipes for effective heat and water regeneration.

8. Radovan Šomplák, Vlastimír Nevrlý*, Zlata Šmídová, Martin Pavlas. Multi-objective waste network flow identification model based on economic and environmental aspects.

9. Martin Pavlas, Vlastimír Nevrlý*, Ondřej Putna, Radovan Šomplák. Cost of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from residual municipal waste treatment.

10. Mišo Jurčević, Sandro Nižetić*, Muslum Arici, Efrosini Giama, Agis Papadopoulos. Thermal constants analysis of Graphene /RT28 HC nanocomposite and preparation technique.

11. Jordi Labanda, Joan Llorens, Alexandra Elena Plesu, Jordi Bonet*. Concentration of orthophosphate and ammonium via forward osmosis to precipitate them as struvite.

12. Rok Gomilšek, Lidija Čuček*, Marko Homšak, Zdravko Kravanja.  Transportation model for reduction of carbon emissions from electricity generation: Application to aluminium products.

13. Annamaria Vujanović*, Lidija Čuček. Footprint Assessment of Melamine Etherified Resin Fibers.

* denotes the main poster presenter