International Congress on Process Industry – Processing ’23. will be held for the 36th time on June 1 and 2 in Šabac, organized by the Society for Process Technology, under the Union of Mechanical and Electrotechnical Engineers and Technicians of Serbia (SMEITS), and the Department for Process Technology of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Belgrade.
The two-day Processing ’23 event will be held at the Professional Training Center in Šabac where domestic and foreign experts will present 65 papers classified into 11 thematic groups.
The conference’s goal is to innovate and upgrade engineers’ knowledge of the process industry and the energy, mining and utility sectors as well as to support researchers in presenting the results of their projects. Four round tables will be held:
- Emissions monitoring and ambient air quality,
- Decarbonization of industry in Serbia,
- Equipment under pressure,
- Application of models, standards and tools for quality and environmental management in process industries.
The program of this year’s conference covers the use of energy in process plants, energy efficiency of process plants, application of renewable energy sources, use of process waste heat, environmental protection, protection of the working environment, management of waste materials in the process industry and solutions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the process industry.
Jovović: The International Congress on Process Industry has been a meeting place for experts and scientists for almost 40 years
The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering has been one of the co-organizers of the meeting for more than 30 years. Professor Aleksandar Jovović, president of the Society for Process Technology, said that studies in the field of process engineering and environmental protection at universities in Serbia prepare future engineers for challenges in the real sector by aligning with the highest standards of environmental protection and business management.
That is why, according to him, the International Congress on Process Industry has been the meeting point for experts and scientists.
“We at the faculties listen very carefully to our colleagues from companies and try to improve teaching programs to make future engineers deal with current and new challenges stemming from the circular economy, industry 4.0, the green agenda, databases, IT. On the other hand, company representatives meet new researchers, obtain information about trends in science and engineering in the world, which is especially important for small and medium-sized companies that do not have their own development centers,” Jovović explained.
Šabac is celebrating the 85th anniversary of its chemical industry
Elixir Group, the main sponsor of Processing ’23, fits into fostering the cooperation of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and firms as one of the most famous chemical companies in Serbia, in his view.
“The faculty alone cannot do it, so organizations like the Union of Mechanical Electrotechnical Engineers and Technicians of Serbia are needed to organize such congresses, where the mission can be fully presented in direct cooperation with companies,” Jovović stressed.
Elixir Group said one of the most important reasons why it decided to be the main sponsor of the gathering is to mark 85 years since the establishment of the chemical industry in Šabac.
“It is a scientific and professional gathering with a rich tradition. We have been collaborating with professors from the faculty on various projects in our industry for years. Elixir Group employees also publish their expert papers and this kind of cooperation came naturally,” Elixir Zorka director Stefan Komazec said.