About the conference

The aim of this conference series is to provide a platform to bring together researchers, scientists, and engineers from academia, research institutions and industry to exchange information, experiences and expertise in their respective fields and hence to foster research relations between the universities and the industry. The emphasis will be given on addressing the current problems of energy, water and environment. Sustainability in Process Industries (SPI) conference series was initiated in 2012 by Chemical Engineering Department. The theme for 4th conference, i.e. SPI 2018 is ‘From Nano to Macro Technology ’.

Chemical processes must be constantly evaluated in the light of current findings from scientific research to ensure that the resource utilization has a reduced impact on our environment. The sustainable energy use, water resource, and environmental management must therefore be based on scientifically robust ideas with plenty of options to ensure the response flexibility.

A variety of ideas is also important due to the fact that there is often a communication gap among the researchers, policy makers, and the public at large.  The interests of all the above are mostly articulated by the governmental and non-governmental agencies.  Hence there is always a pressing need to organise an event which will improve the better communication among researchers, practitioners, decision makers, and the general public.

This event will at large benefit us with:

  1. The widening of our research and scientific base providing us an opportunity to strengthen our scientific and research capacities and capabilities particularly in the areas of sustainable process development.
  2. This platform is expected to provide us with a strong base to share the best scientific knowledge with the objective to enhance the national/international co-operation and to identify the relative uncertainties/bottlenecks in the various unsustainable processes.
  3. This platform is also expected to provide an interaction opportunity between the researchers/scientists and the entrepreneurs with the aim to change the existing unsustainable patterns of process, production and consumption.
  4. This event will promote the generation and application of indigenous and local knowledge to achieve the sustained levels of process development by considering the interrelations at the regional, national, and international levels.
  5. This event will also promote the participation of people in setting priorities and in decision-making relating to the sustainable process development.