15th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering
25 - 29 August 2002
Praha, Czech Republic
Congress structure

The Congress consists of the four following structures:
  • General topics of chemical and process engineering
  • PRES 2002 - Fifth Conference on process integration, modelling and optimisation for energy saving and pollution reduction. The Conference is accompanied with a short course
  • Specialised symposia prepared in co-operation with the respective EFCE Working Parties or other recognised international bodies
  • Exhibition MARCHES 2002 with company presentations

The technical program includes invited plenary lectures and keynote lectures, parallel lecture sessions, and poster sessions. Congress sections are clustered into five thematic groups.

Plenary and keynote lectures

Morning sessions start with two parallel plenary lectures delivered from 8.30 to 9.20 h. There will be fifty keynote lectures delivered in the respective sessions.

Lecture and poster sessions

Twelve parallel lecture sections will take place at 9.40-12.30 h. and 14.00-17.20 h. based on 20 minute rigid schedules. For keynote lectures 40 minutes are reserved. (Note: Please do not deduce the time of presentation from the preliminary program since it may be subjected to changes and will be finalised only in July.)
Poster sessions will take place the whole day from 9.30 to 17.20 h. However, presenters are responsible for their posters during the afternoon coffee break (15.20-16.00 h).

General topics

Original contributions, process applications, case histories, and state-of-the-art papers will be presented in sessions on 
[1] Reaction engineering
[2] Separation processes 
[3] Fluid flow and multiphase systems
[4] Heat transfer processes
[5] Phase equilibrium and fluid properties
[6] Computer aided process engineering
[7] Food processing and technology
[8] Particulate solids
[9] Chemical engineering education

For details see the Table Organisation of Scientific Program

[10] Fifth Conference "Process integration, modelling and optimisation for energy saving and pollution reduction" - PRES 2002

Topics: Energy saving technology * Combined heat & power * Heat transfer and process integration * Process integration for sustainable development * Integration of renewables * Waste minimisation, processing and management * Heat utilisation in waste treatment * Batch processes * Dynamic, flexible and sustainable plant operation * Industrial & experimental studies * Industrial application & optimal design 
PRES 2002 Short Course: Advances in heat exchanger technology with emphasis on compact heat exchangers (Course leader: V. V. Wadekar, UK).

Specialised Symposia

[11] Symposium on environmental engineering and management
Organised in co-operation with the EFCE Working Party on Environmental Protection
Topics: Treatment and prevention of pollution of air, water and soil * Waste prevention and treatment including combustion * Material properties and ecological risks * Recycling, recovery and reuse of materials * Environmental management and integrated management systems

[12] Symposium on process safety
Organised in co-operation with the EFCE Working Party on Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion
Topics: Hazard identification and risk assessment * Vapour cloud dispersion * UVCE and BLEVE accidents * Management of changes * Accident investigation 

[13] Symposium on transient multiphase flows
Organised in co-operation with the EFCE Working Party on Multiphase Fluid Flow
Topics: Transient change in overall system parameters * Application in reactors, pipelines and vessels 

[14] Symposium on micro- and mesoporous materials
Topics: Microporous and mesoporous materials * Nanosystems * Experimental techniques * Theory of sorption and mass transport * Percolation * Applications

[15] Symposium on supercritical fluids
Topics: Phase equilibria and transport properties * Extraction and fractionation * Particle design, aerogels, porous materials * Chemical reactions and bioreactions in SF * Other applications

[16] Chemical technology for sustainable future
Topics: Advanced and sustainable design * Renewable resources and energy - biomass, solar and reuse of materials * Cleaner processes * Sustainability approaches * Chemical chain management * Products life cycle * Towards hydrogen fuel economy * High performance materials 

[17] Mixing of suspensions
Organised in co-operation with the EFCE Working Party on Mixing
Topics: Solid concentration profiles * Experimental methods * Particle-liquid hydrodynamics * Static mixers * CFD

[18] CAETS symposium on synergies of various engineering branches

[19] Cyclic operation of trickle bed reactors

PRES 2002 Short Course
Advances in heat exchanger technology with emphasis on compact heat exchangers

Why you should attend?
The main reason for attending the course is the knowledge that you will gain about advances in heat exchanger technology, and in particular compact heat exchangers. The course will also deal with the latest research in the heat exchanger technology, and identifying new areas of research. You will learn about different types of commercially available compact exchangers, their advantages and limitations, as well as basic design information and design tools available for them. There will also be discussion on new areas where further input of research is required. 

Who should attend?
   Researchers who want to acquaint themselves with the advances in heat exchanger technology and find out more about new directions of research
   Researchers who want to find out about the practical and industrial aspects, thereby increasing their awareness of industrial research needs
   Practising engineers who either are new to the subject area or want to extend their knowledge
   Engineering students who want to broaden their knowledge

Course description and time table (Thursday)
9.00 Welcome and Course introduction 
9.30 Overview of heat exchanger types
10.15 Process Integration and Heat Exchanger Networks
11.15 Exchangers with cross-corrugated passages and design details
13.30 Design exploration with plate heat exchangers
13.45 Plate-fin heat exchangers
14.30 Design exploration with plate-fin heat exchangers
15.00 Recent advances in shell and tube heat exchanger technology
15.45 Recent advances in CHE technology
16.15 Final discussion.

Course Leader: Dr. Vishwas Wadekar, Research Manager at HTFS, Hyprotech UK Ltd, England
Speakers: Prof. P. Stehlik, Director of the Institute of Process and Environmental Engineering, Technical University, Brno, Czech Republic, Prof. R. Smith, Head of Department of Process Integration, UMIST, England, Dr. J. Klemes, Senior Project Officer, Department of Process Integration, UMIST, England.

List of plenary lectures

A. Bar-Cohen The impact of nanotechnology on the future practice of engineering
J. C. Charpentier Triplet 'Molecular Processes-Product-Process Engineering - P3E': the future of chemical engineering?
R. Darton Sustainable development and energy: predicting the future
J. Koubek Chemical reactor design and catalyst development - a hand in hand process
E. N. Lightfoot Unpredictability and evolution of novel designs
B. McKenna Limitations of food safety and quality modelling - case studies
K. Wichterle Transport processes in liquid steel: a challenge for chemical engineers

List of keynote lectures

Reaction engineering
W. Ehrfeld Development of a microreaction platform for evaluation and implementation of novel process routes
S. Fogler Research frontiers in chemical reaction engineering
R. King Automatic identification of mathematical models of chemical and biochemical reaction systems
F. Pla New developments on modelling and optimization of emulsion polymerization processes

Cyclic operations in trickle bed reactors
B. Drinkenburg Cyclic operation in trickle bed reactors

Phase equilibrium and fluid properties
V. Dohnal Air-water partitioning of organic compounds of environmental interest
I. G. Economou Molecular simulation of phase equilibria
A. Toikka On thermodynamics of fluid phase equilibrium of reacting systems in chemically nonequilibrium states
P. Ungerer Determination of thermodynamic properties from molecular simulation

Symposium on supercritical fluids
R. Eggers Interfacial phenomena in supercritical fluid processing
T. Gamse Current trends in supercritical fluid technologies
Z. Knez Supercritical fluids - solvents for future?

Membrane processes
E. Drioli Membrane crystallizers in multicomponent systems

Symposium on micro - and mesoporous materials
H. Jobic Dynamics of xylenes in X-type zeolites studied by various neutron scattering techniques

Fluid flow
D. Gidaspow Hydrodynamics of fluidization: structure and turbulence
A. Tamir Fluid flow and thermodynamics via art
N. Thomas Sophistic CFD stifles sensibility
O. Wein Wavy film flows: linear stability and evolution
L. Zakin Review of recent experimental results and evaluation of physical criteria required for surfactant drag reduction

Symposium on transient multiphase flows
M. Giot Two-phase flow water hammer transients and induced loads on materials and structures (WAHALoads)
G. Hetsroni  Boiling of surfactant solutions
H. M. Prasser Fast visualization of transient two-phase flows and mixing processes in single phase flows by means of electrode-mesh sensors 
I. Zun Multiscale characteristics of bubble flow in simple and complex geometries

Computer aided process engineering
R. Gani The age of computer aided modelling
A. Kienle Nonlinear dynamics and control of reactive distillation processes
I. Schreiber Computational tools for analysis of nonlinear dynamical systems in chemical engineering
F. Stepanek  Computer-aided design of granule microstructure

Conference PRES 2002
H. Cabezas Sustainable systems theory: ecological and other aspects (PRES plenary)
R. Smith Process integration for reduced environmental impact (PRES plenary)
M. Bagajewicz Financial risk management in process design
Z. Ercsey Rigorous super-structure in action
D. J. Kukulka Factors associated with fouling in the process industry
F. Marechal Targeting the integration of multi-period utility systems for site scale process integration
M. Narodoslawsky Renewable resources - new challenges for process integration
J. J. Nossent Reduction of water intake and COD emissions by using new water treatment technology in paper industry
T. Thonon Development and integration of advanced heat exchangers and process control for high energy efficient distillation columns and separation processes
K. Urbaniec Minimisation of water use in a novel sugar manufacturing process

Chemical engineering education
C. D. Grant Chemical engineering education: outcomes and customers

Symposium on environmental engineering and management
E. Dinjus Environmental friendly processes to use biomass as a feedstock for chemistry and energy

Symposium on process safety
L. Allford The European Process Safety Centre (EPSC): A decade of learning
H. J. Pasman Developments in loss prevention / process safety / risk assessment methodology: layer of protection analysis
R. D. Turney Human factors in the process industries: The PRISM project
Food processing and technology
P. P. Lewicki  Water as the determinant of food engineering properties
P. Nesvadba Database of physical properties of agro-food materials
D. W. Sun Experimental investigation of performance of vacuum cooling for commercial large cooked meat joints
K. Urbaniec The evolution of evaporator stations in the beet-sugar industry

Chemical technology for sustainable future
J. Horak Sustainable development for the petrochemical industries - responsible technological programme or a popular slogan?
M. Kuncir Position of Central European refining and petrochemical sites within Europe


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