PRES 2008



The CHISA Congress with all its topics and specialised symposia supports the concept of sustainable development – a concept aimed at the future of mankind. Convinced that chemical engineering includes, masters and creates most of the tools that play a key role in realising this concept, chemical engineers try to find the specific and most effective ways to maximise this effort. This striving includes formulation of new targets of individual branches of chemical engineering science and practice, developing new methods for achieving them, dissemination of relevant information among specialists from Europe and the whole world and supporting young engineers in entering and understanding the profession.

Congress structure

The Congress is structured as follows:
General topics of chemical and process engineering
Specialised symposia
PRES 2008– 11th Conference on process integration, modelling and optimisation for energy saving and pollution reduction
Exhibition MARCHES 2008

The technical program includes invited plenary lectures and keynote lectures, parallel lecture sessions and poster sessions. Some symposia are co-organised with the corresponding EFCE Working Parties and/or other recognised international bodies.

Congress topics

Original contributions, process applications, case studies, state-of-the-art papers and commercial information on the following subjects are invited.
[1] Reaction engineering, catalysis and kinetics
[2] Distillation and absorption
[3] Extraction and leaching
[4] Membrane processes
[5] Adsorption and ion exchange
[6] Filtration and solid-liquid separations
[7] Phase equilibrium and fluid properties
[8] Fluid flow and multiphase systems
[9] Mixing
[10] Fluidization
[11] Heat transfer processes and equipment
[12] Drying and evaporation
[13] Computer aided process engineering
[14] Particulate solids
[15] Engineering education
[16] Pharmaceutical engineering

Specialised Symposia

[17] Symposium on environmental engineering
[18] Symposium on safety in chemical industry
[19] Symposium on supercritical fluid applications
[20] Symposium on food processing and technology
[21] Symposium on micro- and mesoporous materials
[22] Symposium on progress in chemical technology and biotechnology
[23] IMPULSE Workshop on integrated multiscale process units with locally structured elements
[24] Symposium on process intensification and miniaturisation

[25]8th European symposium on electrochemical engineering

Supported by: Working Party on Electrochemical Engineering of EFCE and Division of Electrochemical Process Engineering and Technology of the International Society of Electrochemistry
Title: Process intensification through understanding of microscale phenomena
  • Electrochemical engineering on the micro and nanoscales
  • Tailored materials for electrochemical applications
  • Nanostructured materials in electrocatalysis
  • Electrochemical activation of catalysts
  • Energy conversion systems
  • Hydrogen production technology
  • Electrochemical processes for health and environmental protection
  • Mathematical modelling in the understanding and optimization of electrochemical processes and reactors
  • General session

PRES 2008

[26] 11th Conference "Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction"
The Conference will be held as a specialised international venue in the framework of CHISA. It is the eleventh event in the series - Prague (1998), Budapest, Hungary (1999), Prague (2000), Florence, Italy (2001), Prague (2002), Hamilton, Canada (2003), Prague (2004), Taormina, Italy (2005), Prague (2006), Ischia, Italy (2007).
Main Topics:
PRES 2008
  • Energy saving technology
  • CO2 Kyoto Protocol, sequestration, minimisation
  • Combined heat & power
  • Heat exchangers as equipment and integrated items
  • Process integration for sustainable development
  • Integration of renewables, biomass and energy conversion technologies
  • Integrated and multifunctional operations
  • Towards hydrogen economy
  • Pulp & paper
  • Energy efficient drying technologies
  • Sustainable processing and production
  • Waste minimisation, processing and management
  • Thermal treatment of wastes including waste to energy
  • Batch processes
  • Dynamic, flexible and sustainable plant operation
  • Industrial & experimental studies
  • Industrial application & optimal design
  • e-learning and e-teaching
  • Separation processes for environment - Waste water treatment and Soil remediation
  • Clean technologies - Low emissions technologies
  • Clean energy from biomass – a challenge for chemical technology

Plenary and keynote lectures

Plenary lectures

A1.6 Mon 10:40 Catalysts – critical components in technologies for the production of transportation fuels and chemicals. A. T. Bell (Univ. California, Berkeley CA, US) [1570]
A1.7 Mon 11:40 Environmental sustainability - opportunity for industrial growth. J. Lang (DuPont CZ, Praha, CZ) [1571]
A3.6 Tue 10:40 Chemical engineering for aeronautics and space industries. J. Bertrand (CNRS, Toulouse, FR) [4]
A3.7 Tue 11:40 Profit driven optimization in the oil industry - how to turn hydrocarbon molecules into financial benefits. B. Kelemen (MOL Group, Budapest, HU) [1575]

Keynote lectures

Reaction engineering

A1.1 Mon 8:30 Kinetics of cinnamaldehyde hydrogenation over supported ionic liquid catalysts (SILCA). *P. Virtanen, J.-P. Mikkola, T. Salmi (Abo Akad. Univ., Turku, FI) [550]
A2.1 Mon 14:00 Effect of the operating conditions on the adsorption of water and methanol over gamma-Al2O3. I. Sierra, A. T. Aguayo, *J. Ereña, J. M. Arandes, J. Bilbao (Univ. Pais Vasco, Bilbao, ES) [372]
A4.1 Tue 14:00 Hydrodynamics and mass transfer in gas-liquid microreactors. R. Pohorecki (Warsaw Univ. Technol., Warszawa, PL) [601]
A5.1 Wed 8:30 Modelling and multicriteria optimization of a reactive extrusion process for the manufacture of nanostructured PA12/ PDMS blends. R. Rached, *F. Pla, S. Hoppe, C. Fonteix, C. Schrauwen (Univ. Nancy, FR) [813]

8th European symposium on electrochemical engineering

B1.2 Mon 9:10 Synthesis, characterisation and performance of energy conversion electrode materials having nanostructured and microstructured surfaces. F. C. Walsh (Univ. Southampton, UK) [824]
B2.1 Mon 14:00 Microstructured devices for electrochemical synthesis. *S. Rode, F. Lapicque (INPL, Nancy, FR) [1521]
B3.1 Tue 8:30 The importance of electrode material in environmental electrochemistry. C. Comninellis (EPFL, Lausanne, CH) [861]
B4.1 Tue 14:00 Drinking water disinfection by direct electrolysis – state of the art. H. Bergmann (Anhalt Univ. Appl. Sci., Köthen, DE) [579]
B5.1 Wed 8:30 The effect of H2O vapors on proton conductivity and O electroreduction in high temperature PEM fuel cells. S. G. Neophytides (FORTH/ICE-HT, Platani, GR) [1443]
B6.1 Wed 14:00 Electrochemically promoted monolithic reactors. C. G. Vayenas (Univ. Patras, GR) [1424]
B7.1 Thu 8:30 Mathematical modeling of spatially distributed micro-electrochemical systems. T. Jindra, M. Svoboda, J. Hrdlička, M. Přibyl, *D. Šnita (Inst. Chem. Technol., Praha, CZ) [1510]

Symposium on supercritical fluid applications

C5.6 Wed 10:40 High pressure extraction and formulation processes. *M. Knez, C. Luetge1, M. Škerget, Ž. Knez (Univ. Maribor, SI; 1Uhde High Pressure Technol., Hagen, DE) [1208]


C7.1 Thu 8:30 Electron transfer phenomenon at developed liquid/liquid interfaces: fractional order time delay systems. A. M. Spasic (Inst. Technol. Nucl. Min. Raw Mat., Beograd, RS) [6]

Phase equilibrium and fluid properties

D2.5 Mon 16:20 Fluid properties from molecular simulation for engineering applications. *P. Ungerer, V. Lachet, C. Nieto, J. Perez-Pellitero, E. Bourasseau1, B. Rousseau2, P. Malfreyt3 (Inst. Fr. Pet., Rueil-Malmaison, FR; 1CEA, FR, 2CNRS Université Paris Sud, Orsay, FR; 3Université Blaise Pascal, Aubiere, FR) [1778]

Symposium on micro- and mesoporous materials

D5.1 Wed 8:30 New trend in microporous materials synthesis: towards a rational design. *N. Bats, A. Fecant, Y. Lorgouilloux1, B. Harbuzaru1, J.-L. Paillaud1, P. Caullet1, M. Castro1, P. Wright2, C. Mellot-Draznieks3 (Inst. Fr. Pet., Lyon, FR; 1Univ. Haute-Alsace, Mulhouse, FR; 2Univ. St. Andrews, Fife, UK; 3Univ. Coll. London, UK) [1523]
D6.1 Wed 14:00 Synthesis of zeolitic materials. Control of the process from the present point of view: possibilities and perspectives. J. Kornatowski (Max-Planck-Inst., Mülheim and der Ruhr, DE) [1542]

Symposium on process intensification and miniaturisation

E1.1 Mon 8:30 Are micro-reactors the promised inherently safe reactors? R. A. de Graaf (Akzo Nobel Technol.& Eng., Deventer, NL) [1054]

Symposium on safety in chemical industry

E3.1 Tue 8:30 Hazard analysis in chemical plants as chemical engineering activity. J. Horák (Inst. Chem. Technol., Praha, CZ) [1394]
E4.1 Tue 14:00 Safety Culture: “black art” or “paradigm shift”?. *C. De Santis, E. Mitchell, P. Hudson, M. Lawrie, C. Shelton, D. Rose, A. van Bergen, D. Chadwick-Jones, D. Sortland (BP plc, Sunbury-on-Thames, UK) [260]

IMPULSE Workshop

E5.1 Wed 8:30 Multiscale design: methods and tools for the sustainable chemical industry of the future. M. Matlosz (ENSIC, Nancy, FR) [1580]

Pharmaceutical engineering

E7.1 Thu 8:30 Modeling for development and scale-up of pharmaceutical unit operations. P. Rajniak (Merck&Co., West Point PA, US) [1373]

Symposium on food processing and technology

F1.1 Mon 8:30 Advances in functional foods. B. M. McKenna (Univ. Coll. Dublin, IE) [1528]
F2.1 Mon 14:00 Integrating food properties and structure towards tailored food products and processes: the SAFES approach. *P. Fito, M. Le Maguer1, J. M. Aguilera2, L. Mayor, L. Seguí, N. Betoret, P. J. Fito (Univ. Politec. Valencia, ES; 1Innov. Risk Manag., Paris, FR; 2Pontif. Univ. Catol., Santiago, CL) [1447]
F3.1 Tue 8:30 Food stability beyond water activity and glass transition: macro and micro region concept in the state diagram. M. S. Rahman (Sultan Qaboos Univ., Oman, OM) [1541]

Engineering education

F4.1 Tue 14:00 Chemical engineering education – is there a curriculum crisis?. D. G. Wood (Univ. Melbourne, AU) [846]

Symposium on progress in chemical technology and biotechnology

F5.1 Wed 8:30 Global open innovation in the chemical industry – a business model of commercial R&D in the Czech Republic. M. Navrátil (SYNPO a.s., Pardubice, CZ) [1473]
F5.4 Wed 9:50 Insights into the chemistry of vegetable oil thermal cracking to produce fuel. *E. Kozliak, W. Seames, A. Kubatova, Y. Luo, I. Ahmed, J. Stavova, T. Aulich (Univ. North Dakota, Grand Forks ND, US) [498]
F6.1 Wed 14:00 Removing traces of medical drug treatments from the environment. *H.-P. Schmauder, J. Páca1 (Res. Cent. Med. Technol. Biotechnol., Jena, DE; 1Inst. Chem. Technol., Praha, CZ) [1108]

Symposium on environmental engineering

G3.1 Tue 8:30 Biogeochemical impact and considerations on the long-term reactivity and performance of zero-valent iron barriers. B. Gu (Oak Ridge Nat. Lab., US) [1629]

Particulate solids

G5.1 Wed 8:30 Preparation of a photocatalyst, TiO2 doped with N by its grinding in NH3 atmosphere. I. C. Kang, Q. Zhang, S. Yin, T. Sato, *F. Saito (Tohoku Univ., Sendai, JP) [43]

Fluid flow and multiphase systems

H2.1 Mon 14:00 Multiphase flow in microsystems. P. Rudolf von Rohr (ETH, Zurich, CH) [1773]
H4.1 Tue 14:00 Flow patterns, modeling, interactions and waves in two-phase columns. A. Soria (Univ. Aut. Metrop., Iztapalapa, MX) [1731]

Computer aided process engineering

I5.1 Wed 8:30 Particle simulation in the teraflops age. *W. Ge, J. Li (Inst. Proc. Eng., Beijing, CN) [947]

PRES 2008

J1.1 Mon 8:50 Harbingers of hope in the transition to sustainable societies: beyond gloom and doom to action. D. Huisingh (Univ. Tennessee, Knoxville TN, US) [1700]
J2.5 Mon 16:20 Enhancements to teaching and learning in Chemical Engineering through the use of multimedia materials. *S. J. Perry, I. Bulatov (Univ. Manchester, UK) [1275]
J3.1 Tue 8:30 Chemical process sustainability and applicable metrics. S. K. Sikdar (US EPA, Cincinnati OH, US) [98]
J5.1 Wed 8:30 Novel integrated unit for flue gas cleaning. R. Dvorak, *P. Chlápek, P. Stehlík, J. Oral1 (Brno Univ. Technol., CZ; 1Eveco Ltd., Brno, CZ) [1151]
J5.6 Wed 10:40 Heat-integrated power systems with carbon capture. X. Zheng, *J.-K. Kim, R. Smith (Univ. Manchester, UK) [1057]
J7.1 Thu 8:30 CO2 capture in pulp and paper mills – opportunities for chilled ammonia absorption. E. Hektor, *T. Berntsson (Chalmers Univ. Technol., Göteborg, SE) [1099]
J7.5 Thu 10:40 Identifying the forest biorefinery product platform: case study. *V. Chambost, G. Martin1, P. Stuart (Ec. Polytech., Montreal QC, CA; 1Domtar Inc., Montreal, CA) [1536]
J7.10 Thu 12:40 eMPC optimization potentials of waste water treatment plants in the pulp & paper industry. T. E. Hamedinger (eposC proc. optim. GmbH, Grambach/Graz, AT) [1274]
K1.1 Mon 8:50 Decarbonised energy production. *R. Smith, J. Sadhukhan, Y. Lou (Univ. Manchester, UK) [1383]
K2.1 Mon 14:00 An emergy-based targeting technique guiding the treatment and utilisation of greenhouse gas emissions. D. Crilly, * T. Zhelev (Univ. Limerick, IE) [1772]
K2.5 Mon 16:20 Advanced bioreactor systems for thermophilic H2 fermentations. *W. Schnitzhofer, A. Zeidan1, E. J. W. van Niel1, W. Ahrer, P. A. M. Claassen2 (Profactor Produktionsforsch. GmbH, Steyr-Gleink, AT; 1Lund Univ., SE; 2Wageningen UR Agrotechnol. Food Innovations, NL) [1547]
K3.1 Tue 8:30 Optimization of distribution networks. R. Adonyi, *B. Bertok, F. Friedler (Univ. Pannonia, Veszprém, HU) [1344]
K4.5 Tue 16:20 Specification and design of plate-and-frame heat exchangers. *M. Picon-Nuñez, G. T. Polley, D. Jantes Jaramillo (Univ. Guanajuato, MX) [818]
K5.1 Wed 8:30 Importance of non-boiling two-phase flow heat transfer in pipes for industrial applications. *A. J. Ghajar, C. Tang (Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater OK, US) [100]
K5.5 Wed 10:40 Multiscale aspects in chemical processes. G. Wozny (Tech. Univ., Berlin, DE) [835]
K6.1 Wed 14:00 On pinch-based review for water network synthesis – from fixed load to fixed flowrate problems. D. C. Y. Foo (Univ. Nottingham, Selangor, MY) [1342]
K6.7 Wed 17:20 Evaluation of surface coatings for process surfaces used in fouling applications. *D. J. Kukulka, H. Czechowski, P. D. Kukulka1 (State Univ. New York, Buffalo NY, US; 1Wendel Duchscherer, Amherst NY, US) [57]

Lecture and poster sessions

Eleven parallel lecture sections will take place at 8:30–12:30 and 14:00–17:40 based on 20 minutes rigid schedules. For keynote lectures 40 minutes are reserved. Poster sessions will take place the whole day from 9 to 17 h. However, authors must attend their posters during the coffee/poster breaks: 10:10– 10:40, and 15:20–16:20.

Program Overview

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Final summary and full text

The final summary and full text have to be written in English and are requested from authors of all contributions (lectures and posters). The deadline for submission of the final summary and full text is 31 May 2008. The final summary can be modified at any time till 15 June 2008 by means of your user pages at the CHISA 2008 website. Both the final summary and full text should be prepared according to the Instructions for authors, which can be found at the address
Please follow all instructions very carefully. Regrettably, many of the preliminary summaries have not complied with these instructions, therefore they had to be reedited. In these cases, the organisers have no responsibility for possible changes ensuing from such reformatting. The preliminary summary will be used if a final summary has not been submitted. If the full text is not received, the final summary will be used instead.
For submitting of the final summary please access your user pages, in the menu select “Inspecting submitted papers” and upload the final summary instead of the preliminary one. This is also the easiest way how to notify organizers about change of the title, authors, affiliations etc. The full text should also be interactively uploaded via user pages in a similar manner. In case of difficulties contact
Fax will not be accepted because of poor quality for reproduction. In all correspondence please always refer to the serial number assigned to your contribution.
In July, every author will receive an e-mail confirming location and timing of his paper in the Final Program.

Poster presentation

The majority of papers will be presented as posters and thus they are a very important part of the Congress program.
Scope. Try to arrange your poster in such a way to provide a clear comprehensible image of your work at first sight even for those participants who are not conversant in your special field of interest. Give preference to diagrams, pictures and charts. The text should be very concise and accentuate the particular aim of your work, its importance, application, and the key formulas and symbols. Leave details to the discussion with interested people and to the full text.
Form. The size of the poster board is 130 cm (height) by 96 cm (width). The presenters will mark their posters with a heading, containing the title (size of letters 4 cm, at least), and the name(s) of author(s), affiliation, city and country (size of letters 2 cm). Letters under 1 cm are not suitable. Posting only a printout of the full text does not do credit to the sense and purpose of poster session.
Presentation. The presenters will arrange their posters at designated panels before the beginning of the poster session and remove them immediately after the closure of the session. The presenters must attend their posters during the coffee break from 15:20 to 16:20 h.

Lecture presentation

Since the oral sessions are based on rigid time schedules, a regular lecture including discussion can last no longer than 20 minutes. Forty minutes are reserved for keynote lectures only.
Data projectors. Lecture rooms will be equipped with dataprojector/PC and CD-ROM drives, and with PowerPoint software (version 2003). We are not adapted for Macintosh software. A PC for checking the PowerPoint presentation beforehand will be available in the Congress Reading Room. A connection to Internet will not be available in the lecture rooms.
Oral presentation. The lectures should be presented in English. Kindly use short sentences, a slower pace of delivery and clear and distinct pronunciation. This concerns specifically those presenters who speak in their mother tongue (i.e. English).

Submission of additional papers

Additional papers are still being accepted. They will be included mostly as posters, however, significant lectures will also be considered. For fast submission, please use the interactive application form available at the CHISA 2008 website.
The list of newly received contributions will be currently updated at the respective page of the CHISA website. The Final Program will be presented there in July. Only papers received before 31 May 2008 will be listed in the printed Final Program provided that at least one of the contribution’s authors registers in time and pays the Congress fee. Further contributions (only as posters) will be accepted till the beginning of the Congress, however, they will not appear in the Congress summary sets, and will only be listed in supplementary sheets.

Sets of summaries with pre-prints on CD-ROM

Summaries will be clustered according to the thematic groups as six Sets numbered from 1 to 6. The Set 6 and another one selected are included in the Congress fee; selection must be specified in the registration form. Among Congress materials will be a CD-ROM containing full texts of all accepted lectures and posters.
Extra set of summaries at a price of 15 EUR/each and extra CD-ROM at a price of 25 EUR may be purchased at the Congress office. The sets of summaries and CD-ROMs can also be ordered after the Congress by contacting the Organising Committee.
Set 1 – Reaction engineering (Reaction engineering, catalysis and kinetics, 8th European symposium on electrochemical engineering)
Set 2 – Separation processes and equipment (Distillation and absorption; Phase equilibrium and fluid properties; Symposium on supercritical fluid applications; Extraction; Membrane processes; Adsorption and ion exchange; Symposium on micro- and mesoporous materials; Filtration and solid–liquid separations)
Set 3 – Hydrodynamic processes and equipment (Fluid flow and multiphase systems; Mixing; Fluidisation; Particulate solids)
Set 4 – PRES 2008 and System engineering (Computer aided process engineering; PRES Conference; Heat transfer processes and equipment; Drying)
Set 5 – Systems and technology (Symposium on environmental engineering; Symposium on safety in chemical industry;Symposium on food processing and technology; Symposium on progress in chemical technology; Pharmaceutical engineering; Chemical engineering education; IMPULSE, Symposium on process intensification and miniaturisation)
Set 6 – General (Plenary lectures, Catalogue of Exhibitors – MARCHES 2008, List of Participants)

Publication policy

Participants will receive the Congress full texts including summaries on a CD-ROM. Authors are free to publish their papers at will after the Congress.
Selected papers from PRES 2008 will appear in full size in the special issues of the following journals: Applied Thermal Engineering (Elesevier UK), Heat Transfer Engineering (Taylor & Francis US), Resources, Conservation and Recycling Journal (Elesivier US), Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy (Springer US), ENERGY - The International Journal (Elsevier US), Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier US).

Exhibition MARCHES 2008

MARCHES 2008 - the MARket of CHemical Engineering and Services will take place in the premises of the CHISA 2008 Congress. Standard exhibition booths of 5 m2 floor area will be available for business negotiations and demonstration purposes. For renting of a booth at MARCHES 2008 Exhibition please fill in the registration form (under Application forms).
In the registration form you will find the relevant item for MARCHES 2008 to choose. The price for the renting of a booth includes the Congress registration fee for one company/institution representative. In addition, two other representatives who attend the booth will receive invitation for the Festive Congress opening and coffee during breaks. Every exhibiting company/institution can include a one-page text (company/institution advertisement) in the Catalogue of Exhibitors which will be distributed to all Congress participants.
More detailed information can be found at the web site and any additional questions can be answered at


8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 23 - 27 August 2009 -
ECCE 7 and CHISA 2010 - joint event
Prague, Czech Republic, 29 August - 2 September 2010

CHISA 2008 - EFCE Meetings and other events
* Seminars will take place on August 28 and 29 in the Institute of Chemical Technology Prague.CHISA participants will receive details about seminars (time, place and content) on the request upon arrival at registration desk, where they can apply for participation in seminars (approx. 2hrs)
Day Time Event Place Guaranteed by
Sunday, 24 August 13:00 - 17:00 EFCE WP on Multiphase Fluid Flow: business meeting Congress venue R. P. von Rohr
Monday, 25 August 13:30 - 18:00 EFCE Executive Board meeting Congress venue J. Drahos
  14:00 - 18:00 EFCE Section on Membrane Engineering: business meeting Congress venue E. Drioli
  18:00 - 20:00 EFCE WP on Electrochemical Engineering: business meeting Congress venue K.Bouzek
Tuesday, 26 August 9:00 – 12:00 EFCE Task Group on Public Relations Congress venue C. Legrand
  14:00 - 18:00 EFCE WP on Mixing: business meeting Congress venue I. Fort
  16:00 - 18:00 International advisory board Congress venue J. Hanika
Wednesday, 27 August 9:00 - 12:30 EFCE WP on Process Intensification: business meeting Congress venue A. Stankiewicz
  14:00 - 18:00 Education Workshop on Chemical Product Design & Engineering Congress venue
(30 people)
T. Broekhuis
Thursday, 28 August 8:30 - 11:30 EFCE WP on Comminution and Separation: business meeting Congress venue T. Sverak
  see below * Process intensification with microtechnology; Siemens SIPROCESS unit for process development ICT Prague V. Jiricny
  14:00 – 16:00 EFCE WP Drying: business meeting Congress venue B. Cermak
Friday, 29 August see below * Process intensification with microtechnology; Siemens SIPROCESS unit for process development ICT Prague V. Jiricny