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Circular Economy: production and consumption


International Young Researchers Conference (Conference free)
Kaunas University of Technology

May 10, 2023, Kaunas, Lithuania (KTU, Santaka Valley / Online)


About conference

The 10th International Young Researchers Conference “Industrial Engineering 2023 – Circular Economy: production and consumption” is dedicated to development of young researchers’ research competences in view of sustainable industrial development, sustainable production and consumption. The Conference is organized in cooperation with The Baltic University Programme’s (BUP) Coordinating Secretariat at Uppsala University and BUP Lithuanian National Center as a part of annual BUP’s Student Conference 2023.

This year, we are focusing on the topic of Circular Economy. The Conference is to cover a wide range of topics such as:

  • Advanced mechanical technologies.
  • Industrial Design and Engineering.
  • Material Science and Engineering.
  • Production Technologies and Engineering.
  • Sustainable Consumption and Business Management.
  • Sustainable Energy Systems.
  • Sustainable Food Systems and Agriculture.
  • Sustainable Urban and Rural Development.
  • Transport Engineering and Sustainable Mobility.

The International Young Researchers Conference offers a great opportunity to learn about the issues addressed by young researchers’ works and their results, discuss and assess the national and international importance of scientific achievements for the industry and society.

  • Algimantas Balčius, Assoc. Prof. (Lithuania)
  • Rodica Harpa, Prof. Habil. Dr. (Romania)
  • Roberts Joffe, Prof. (Sweden)
  • João Mateus, Prof. (Portugal)
  • Daiva Mikučionienė, Prof. (Lithuania)
  • Üyesi Abdulkerim Okbaz, Assoc. Prof. (Turkey)
  • Mária Omastová, Principal Research Scientist, Ing. (Slovakia)
  • Laurencas Raslavičius, Chief Researcher (Lithuania)
  • Rūta Rimašauskienė, Assoc. Prof. (Lithuania)
  • Dariusz Szpica, Prof. (Poland)
  • Daiva Zeleniakienė, Prof. (Lithuania)

Chairman – Dr.  Visvaldas Varžinskas


  • Dr. Ginta Laureckienė
  • Dr. Ginas Čižauskas
  • Dr. Laura Gegeckienė
  • Dr. Ingrida Venytė
  • Dr. Kazimieras Juzėnas
  • Dr. Monika Maziukienė
  • PhD. Algirdas Laskys

Important information

Conference host

KTU Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design

More information

Conference plenary session guests –  industry and business representatives.
Conference participants – students of all study cycles.
Conference language – English.
Conference free.
Conference place – KTU, Santaka Valley / ONLINE.

Key dates

  • March 24, 2023  end of registration
  • April 20, 2023  submission of full paper, email to iec@ktu.edu
  • April 28, 2023  notification of acceptance of full paper
  • May 05, 2023  announcement of the conference agenda
  • May 10, 2023  conference


I N D U S T R I A L   E N G I N E E R I N G   2 0 2 3
Circular Economy: production and consumption

Data: May 10, 2023, Kaunas, Lithuania
Place: Kaunas University of Technology, Santaka Valley, Baršausko str. 59, Kaunas
Place Online:

Live Stream: https://www.youtube.com/live/tacuiGJvCKA

Time: 9:30 AM (UTC+02:00) Helsinki, Kyiv, Riga, Sofia, Tallinn, Vilnius

8:45-9:30 – REGISTRATION


Chairman – Dr. Visvaldas Varžinskas
Place Hall 2, Santaka Valley, Baršausko str. 59, Kaunas
Place Onlinehttps://liedm.zoom.us/j/97325657002
Live Streamhttps://www.youtube.com/live/tacuiGJvCKA

9:30 – 10:00 Opening of The International Young Researchers Conference “Circular Economy: production and consumption” 2023

Madlein Granvik
| BUP Director

Eugenijus Valatka | KTU Rector
Jonas Čeponis | KTU  Vice-Rector for Studies
Andrius Vilkauskas | Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design
10:00 – 10:30 ViceMinister of Ministry of Economics and Innovation
10:30 – 11:00 Laurynas Virbickas | Director of Kaunas Regional Waste Management Centre
11:00 – 11:20 Ieva Budraitė | Director for International Relations and Project activities at Green Policy Institute
11:20 – 11:40 Lina Raulinavičienė | Head of Marketing, AURIKA packaging
11:40 – 12:00 Viktorija Nausėdė | founder at TEXTALE
12:00 – 13:00 LUNCH

STARTS AT 13:00 (1:00 PM)

Chairman – Dr. Visvaldas Varžinskas
Place Hall 2, Santaka Valley, Baršausko str. 59, Kaunas
Place Onlinehttps://liedm.zoom.us/j/97325657002
Live Streamhttps://www.youtube.com/live/tacuiGJvCKA


1. Influence of Solution Properties on Powder Morphology During Co‑Current Spray Drying
Weronika Bałdys, Maciej Jaskulski (Lodz University of Technology, Poland)
2. Collaborative Robotics Workplace: Safety Evaluation
Ester Jancarikova (Czech Technical University in Prague)
3. Tea Industry a Game Changer for Sustainable Food Systems
Mufaddal Jafferjee (Warsaw School of Economics, Poland)
4. Life cycle assessment and comparison of smart and mechanical water meter
Simona Ausiuraite (Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania)
5. Transformation of Carbon Dioxide and Methane into Syngas and Nanostructured Carbon Deposits During the Dry Methane Reforming Process
Anastasia Shestopal, Artem Kaporov, Tomasz Maniecki, Larysa Cherniak (National Aviation University, Ukraine)
6. Hunting Ground as an Instrument of Nature Protection
Sofiia Bublei, Ivan Delehan (Ukrainian National Forestry University)
14:30 – 15:00 COFFEE BREAK
7. Sustainable Consumption and Production: in Search of Conceptual Origins
Khrystyna Tynkaliuk, Oksana Tynkaliuk (Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine)
8. Prospects for the Ddevelopment of Renewable Energy in Ukraine
Anastasiia Sopina (Zaporizhzhia National University, Ukraine)
9. Second Generation Feedstock – Tall Oil Fatty Acids – and Their Methyl Esters Epoxidation in a Rotating Packed Bed Reactor
Eliza Kaulina (Riga Technical University, Latvia)
10. The Impact of War in Ukraine on World`s Sustainable Development
Khrystyna Hnidets (Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine)
Environmental Culture of Youth as the Main Step in the Realization of the Sustainable Development Strategy
Yaroslav Bilyk (Ukraine)
12. Analysis of Responsible Consumption and Production on Waste Management Practices in Lithuania
Dennis Amofa-Appiah (Klaipeda University, Lithuania)

STARTS AT 13:00 (1:00 PM)

Chairman – PhD. Algirdas Laskys
Place Hall 1, Santaka Valley, Baršausko str. 59, Kaunas
Place Onlinehttps://liedm.zoom.us/j/91401079382

Sustainable strategies for textile and fashion sector
Daiva Mikučionienė (professor at KTU)
1. Fashion industry sustainability improvement through the digital passport application
Shubam Rajora, Jurgita Domskienė (KTU)
2. BRT systems development: An analysis of network electrification
Gabriel Santos Rodrigues, João Gilberto Mendes Dos Reis (Universidade Paulista , Brazil)
3. Biodegradable Films with Essential Oils for Sustainable Packaging
Simona Kiškytė, Laura Gegeckienė (KTU)
4. “Papermate” – a smart, easy-to-transport container for paper collection, sorting, pressing and temporary storage
Tomas Kačinskas, Laura Čepauskaitė, Arnoldas Šiurka, Regita Bendikienė (KTU)
5. Comparative Analysis of TIG and MIG Dissimilar welds by Microhardness Test
Vishnu Varthan Selvakumar, Antanas Čiuplys (KTU)
6. LCA Study of Organic Milk Production in Lithuania
Aidana Zhugunissova, Daina Kliaugaite (KTU)
7. Hydrogen Powered Ships
Sonia Maria Rudzińska, Andrey Nechaev, Agnieszka Kalbarczyk-Jedynak (Maritime University of Szczecin, Poland)
14:30 – 15:00 COFFEE BREAK
8. Analysis and Calculation of Agro-biomass Aagglomeration Factors During Combustion Process
Ignas Ambrazevičius, Kęstutis Buinevičius (KTU)
9. Influence of Flue Gas Flow Temperature and Humidity on Heating and Evaporation of Injected Water Droplets
Paulius Pustelninkas, Gintautas Miliauskas (KTU)
10. Evaluation of Pilling and Abrasion Resistance of Linen Fabric
Darshan Puttaswamy, Eglė Kumpikaitė (KTU)
11. ESG meets Restructuring: Relevance of ESG in Restructuring
Supriyo Panda, Antonia Heinrich (Warsaw School of Economics, Poland)
Influence of Inks, Coatings, and Varnishes on Paper Re-pulpability and the Environmental Performance of the Material
Maria Alejandra Rojas Garcia, Visvaldas Varžinskas (KTU)
13. Ensuring the Sustainable Development of Cities as a Component of Socio-Economic Modernization and Post-Was Recovery of the Regions of Ukraine
Oleksandra Tkachuk (National Technical University of Ukraine)


1. Stomatal Density and Adaxial to Abaxial Leaf Side Stomatal Ratio as Potential Determinants of Barley Grain Yield
Daana Morozova, Hanna Hõrak, Ebe Merilo (University of Tartu, Estonia)
2. The Concept of Global Production for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals
Daryna Petrovchuk, Victoriia Shcherbachenko (Sumy State University, Ukraine)
3. The Abundance and Morphology of Keratella Cochlearis (Gosse, 1851) in Response to Climate Change
Aleksandra Kudeń, Sławomir Cerbin
4. The Analysis of Regionally-Specific Anthropometrical Data
Guoda Butrimaite (Vilniaus Kolegija/Higher Education Institution, Lithuania), Desara Gjini (Tirana Politechnical University, Albania), Eugenija Strazdiene (Vilniaus Kolegija/Higher Education Institution, Lithuania)
5. Electrospinning Possibilities of Keratin Modified with Comfrey Extract
Ugnė Zasčiurinskaitė, Akvilė Andziukevičiūtė Jankūnienė, Evelina Brastavičiūtė (KTU), Aistė Balčiūnaitienė (Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Lithuania), Virginija Jankauskaitė, Erika Adomavičiūtė (KTU)
6. Research of Orientation Impact to Part Quality Printed with Selective Laser Sintering Technology
Austėja Globytė, Tomas Kuncius (KTU)
7. Investigation of Thermal Energy Storage System Performance in Upgrading Biomass Boiler-House
Petras Stadulis, Rolandas Jonynas (KTU), Modestas Globys (UAB Raseinių šilumos tinklai, Lithuania)
8. Agro-Industrial Waste Filled Polypropylene Structure and Properties
Sandra Chinemelum Ozohili, Emilija Stankutė (KTU), Ingrida Vilionskienė (UAB Vilkritis, Lithuania), Virginija Jankauskaitė (KTU)
9. Integration of Solar Thermal Collectors into the Existing DH Network
Mantas Mocevičius, Egidijus Puida (KTU)
10. Efficiency Study of Biofuel Boiler Houses
Aurimas Nečionis, Algimantas Balčius (KTU)
11. Investigation of Strength of Stainless-Steel Welded Joints
Ieva Juškevičiūtė, Ramūnas Česnavičius (KTU)
12. Comparative Analysis of Evaluation Methods for the Release of Microfibers from Textile Products during Washing. A Literature Review
Pierre Herve, Mathis Bernard, Virginija Daukantienė (KTU)
13. Investigation of Strength of Reinforced I-joists
Mantas Dambrauskas, Ramūnas Česnavičius (KTU)
14. Fermentation of Banana and Potato Skin Waste for Resistant Starch Production and Circular Economy:A Synthesis Research
Kovacs Eniko, Katalin Szabo, Ramona Suharoschi (Romania)
15. Circular Economy – Sustainable Solution for the Textile Industry
Daiva Mikučionienė (KTU), Liliana Indrie (University of Oradea, Romania), Raquel Belda, Pablo Díaz García UPV, Spain)

Publication and Participation


Papers in English will be published online in conference proceedings book “Industrial Engineering 2023 – Circular Economy: production and consumption”.

The submitted papers are subject to review and decision on their publication by the editorial board of the publication, in view of the assessments and recommendations provided by the reviewers.

Participation mode

Oral presentationstime for oral presentations will be 7 minutes and 3 minutes discussion. It is advised to prepare presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint 2007-2016 formats.

Poster presentations: the posters should be prepared by applying Stand A1 (841×594), Landscape orientation. We ask Authors to do short (approximately 3 min.) oral presentation about the idea of the work.



Industrial Engineering