SPIL project

Sustainable Process Integration Laboratory SPIL_Logo_Color

The project, established at the NETME Centre (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Brno University of Technology), is guided by an international research team, supervised by Professor Jiri Klemes. The SPIL project has been drafted and developed at the NETME Centre and subsidized from the Operational Program Research, Development and Education. The project commenced on 1 February 2017, and will last five years. The project objective is to establish an international, competitive research facility, and to simultaneously provide both unique and practical knowledge which will promote an increase in efficiency of processes and power industries, in other words knowledge that will help minimize the so-called greenhouse, nitrogen, ecological and water footprints.

The SPIL Scientific Conference will be held in Brno on 6 and 7 December 2017. Read more information on the www.conferencespil.com.


Collaboration with universities:

SPIL research team

Jaromír Klemeš

Prof Dr Jiří Jaromír Klemeš, DSc, dr h c

Head of Sustainable Process Integration Laboratory



Asoc Prof Dr Petar Sabev Varbanov

Senior Researcher, Sustainable Process Integration Laboratory



Asoc Prof Dr Jiří Pospíšil

Senior Researcher, Sustainable Process Integration Laboratory



Dr Martin Pavlas

Senior Researcher, Sustainable Process Integration Laboratory


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Dr Timothy Gordon Walmsley

Researcher, Sustainable Process Integration Laboratory



Dr Lubomír Klimeš

Junior Researcher, Sustainable Process Integration Laboratory



Dr Vojtěch Turek

Junior Researcher, Sustainable Process Integration Laboratory



Dr Radovan Šomplák

Junior Researcher, Sustainable Process Integration Laboratory



Xuexiu Jia, MSc

Junior Researcher, Sustainable Process Integration Laboratory



Michal Špiláček, MSc

PhD student, Sustainable Process Integration Laboratory


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Yee Van Fan, M.Phil.

Junior Researcher, Sustainable Process Integration Laboratory



Xuechao WANG

Junior Researcher, Sustainable Process Integration Laboratory



Abdoulmohammad G. Chofreh, Feybi A. Goni, Jiří J. Klemeš, 2017. Development of a Roadmap for Sustainable Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Implementation (Part II). Journal of Cleaner Production 166, 425-437. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.08.037. [IF = 5.715]

Ai-Hong Li, Xiao-Yan Fan, Jiří Jaromír Klemeš, Zhi-Yong Liu, 2017. Concentration potential concepts: Powerful tools for design of water-using networks with multiple contaminants. Journal of Cleaner Production, 165, 254-261. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.07.104. [IF = 5.715]

Saira Asif, Mushtaq Ahmad, Awais Bokhari, Lai Fatt Chuah, Jiří Jaromír Klemeš, Majid Majeed Akbarj, Shazia Sultana, Suzana Yusup, 2017. Methyl ester synthesis of Pistacia khinjuk seed oil by ultrasonic-assisted cavitation system. Industrial Crops & Products 108, 336-347. DOI: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2017.06.046. [IF = 3.181]

Samrand Saeidi, Sara Najari, Farhad Fazlollahi, Maryam Khoshtinat Nikoo, Fatemeh Sefidkon, Jiří Jaromír Klemeš, Larry L. Baxter. Mechanisms and kinetics of CO2 hydrogenation to value-added products: A detailed review on current status and future trends. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 80 (2017) 1292–1311. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2017.05.204. [IF = 8.050]

Andreja Nemet, Jiří J. Klemeš, Zdravko Kravanja, 2017. Heat Exchanger Network Synthesis Considering Risk Assessment for Entire Network Lifetime. Chemical Engineering Transactions 57, 307-312. DOI: 10.3303/CET1757052.

Yee Van Fan, Chew Tin Lee, Jiri Jaromir Klemes and Chee Woh Leow, 2017, Evaluation of Effective Microorganisms on Small Scale Food Waste Composting, Journal of Environmental Management, DOI: 10.1016/jenvman.2017.04.019. [IF: 4.010]

Yee Van Fan, Jiri Jaromir Klemes, Chew Tin Lee, 2017. The update of anaerobic digestion and the environment impact assessments research. Chemical Engineering Transactions 57, 7-12. DOI: 10.3303/CET1757002.

Timothy G. Walmsley, Martin J. Atkins, Michael R.W. Walmsley, Matthias Philipp, Ron H. Peesel, 2017, Process and Utility Systems Integration and Optimisation for Ultra-Low Energy Milk Powder Production, Energy, DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2017.04.142. [IF = 4.520]

Matthias Philipp, Gregor Schumm, Ron H. Peesel, Timothy G. Walmsley, Martin J. Atkins, Florian Schlosser, Jens Hesselbach, 2017, Optimal Energy Supply Structures for Industrial Food Processing Sites in Different Countries Considering Energy Transitions, Energy, DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2017.05.062. [IF = 4.520]

Timothy G. Walmsley, Jiří J. Klemeš, Michael R.W. Walmsley, Martin J. Atkins, Petar S. Varbanov, 2017, Innovative Hybrid Heat Pump for Dryer Process Integration, Chemical Engineering Transactions 57, 1039-1044. DOI:10.3303/CET1757174.

Timothy G. Walmsley, Martin J. Atkins, Michael R.W. Walmsley, 2017, Energy Return on Energy and Carbon Investment of Wind Energy Farms: A Case Study of New Zealand, Journal of Cleaner Production, DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.08.040. [IF = 5.715]

Benjamin H.Y. Ong, Timothy G. Walmsley, Martin J. Atkins, Michael R.W. Walmsley, 2017, Total Site Mass, Heat and Power Integration Using Process Integration and Process Graph, Journal of Cleaner Production, accepted article. [IF = 5.715]

Petar S.Varbanov, Jiří Jaromír Klemeš, 2017, What contributes to high impact of published research?, Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 19(4), 933–934. DOI: 10.1007/s10098-017-1351-z [IF = 1.180]

Martin Pavlas, Roman Šomplák, Veronika Smejkalová, Vlastimír Nevrlý, Lenka Zavíralová, Jakub Kůdela, Pavel Popela, 2017, Spatially distributed production data for supply chain models – Forecasting with hazardous waste, Journal of Cleaner Production 161, 1317-1328. [IF = 5.715]


Press Release: An excellent international research team is to commence research at the NETME Centre