Dear Participants of MEMPEP Conference,
Due to the COVID-19 situation the MEMPEP conference is moved to the 2021. All registrations made for the initial Conference term (2020) are valid for the new Conference term in 2021. The already submitted abstracts and full text papers are proceeded as it was scheduled. We encourage authors to continuously submit their papers to the conference’s journals.

XIII Scientific Conference
“Membranes and Membrane Processes
in Environmental Protection”
09th – 12th of June 2021
Zakopane, POLAND


Silesian University of Technology
Faculty of Energy and Environmental Engineering
Silesian University of Technology


Rector of the Silesian University of Technology
Izba Gospodarcza „Wodociągi Polskie”


Polish Membrane Society
Environmental Engineering Committee, Polish Academy of Sciences


Publisher Seidel-Przywecki
Journal INSTAL
Publisher Abrys Sp z o.o.


XIII Scientific Conference
“Membranes and Membrane Processes
in Environmental Protection”
09th – 12th of June 2021
Zakopane, POLAND


Faculty of Energy and Environmental Engineering


Environmental Engineering Committee, Polish Academy of Sciences


Membrane techniques have found a wide range of applications in environmental protection. Thus, the review and coordination current researches are aimed and justified. The active participation of industrial partners who apply membrane processes into the industrial practice is also highly desired. It has all been revealed by a series of membrane conferences regularly organized since 1995.

The aim of the conference is to sum up the recent progress in application of membrane processes mainly in environmental protection, but also in other branches of industry.

The main topics discussed during conference’s sessions are:
- production and characteristics of membranes due to their further application in environmental protection,
- modelling of membrane processes and other engineering concepts,
- desalination of water and wastewater with the use of membrane techniques,
- membranes in water and wastewater treatment technology,
- hybrid membrane processes,
- pervaporation, membrane distillation and gas separation,
- fuel cells,
- application of membranes in biotechnology,
- membranes in environmental monitoring,
- membrane reactors,
- membrane removal of micropollutants from various environmental species.

Scientific Committee

Prof Michał Bodzek

Prof Miriam Balaban
Prof Jolanta Bohdziewicz
Prof Bart Van der Bruggen
Prof. Marek Bryjak
Prof Andrzej Chwojnowski
Prof Mariusz Dudziak
Piotr Dydo, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Prof Maria Elektorowicz
Prof Ludomira Granicka
Prof Marek Gryta
Prof Peter Huck
Prof. Małgorzata Kabsch-Korbutowicz
Prof. Władysław Kamiński
Prof. Andrzej Kołtuniewicz
Prof. Grażyna Zakrzewska-Kołtuniewicz
Prof. Krystyna Konieczny
Irena Korus, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Prof Stanisław Koter
Prof Cezary Kozłowski
Prof. Wojciech Kujawski
Prof. Katarzyna Majewska-Nowak
Prof. Sylwia Mozia
Prof. Andrzej Noworyta
Prof Lucjan Pawłowski
Prof Wojciech Piątkiewicz
Prof Krystyna Prochaska
Mariola Rajca, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Prof. Czesława Rosik-Dulewska
Prof Marek Sozański
Prof Maria Szpakowska
Prof Barbara Tomaszewska
Prof Maria Tomaszewska
Elwira Tomczak, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Prof Anna Trusek
Prof Marian Turek
Prof Maria Włodarczyk-Makuła, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Prof Tomasz Winnicki
Jacek Wiśniewski, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Aleksandra Wolińska-Grabczyk, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Organizing Committee:

Irena Korus, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Prof Krystyna Konieczny
Anna Kwiecińska-Mydlak, Ph.D.
Mariola Rajca, Ph.D., D.Sc.


Important deadlines:
1.10.2019beginning online registration
30.04.2021submitting the abstracts
30.04.2021submitting the full papers
30.04.2021early conference fee
09-12.06.2021the Conference deliberations


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The future participants are asked to:
- fill the registration form – please, use the online registration form
- send Polish and English abstracts of their paper (max. 2500 character/abstract, template for abstracts preparation is available at the website) via email to organizing committee or upload it to the conference website – deadline for abstracts submission – 30.04.2021 . All abstracts will be published in dedicated Conference Booklet.

The articles can be presented as:
- oral presentations,
- posters.

Scientific Committee holds a right to change the form of presentation submitted by the participant.

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The conference fees

The fee for stationary participation (which includes accommodation, board, conference materials and accompanying events) is:

- 1800 PLN - before 30.04.2021
- 1900 PLN - after 01.05.2021 r.

The fee for remote participation is:
- 400 PLN - before 30.04.2021 r.
- 450 PLN - after 01.05.2021 r.

The participants are asked to indicate the form of their participation via the conference website

The participation fee shall be paid to the account IBAN PL 60105012301000000202113056 (SWIFT: INGBPLPW), ING Bank, with the title: MEMPEP2021 Name.


Poster template

Conference presentations.

The contributions can be presented as oral presentations or posters. The Conference’s Scientific Committee holds a right to change the form of presentation submitted by the participant. Both posters and oral presentations should be prepared in English, while the language of presentation used during conference sessions and discussions may be either English (recommended) or Polish. The time predicted for one oral presentation is 15 minutes (including discussion).The stationary participants will be provided with audiovisual devices required for their speech. The remote participants are asked to use their own IT devices (computer, tablet) with sufficient Internet access, microphone and, eventually, camera. Stationary presentations will be transmitted on-line, while remote presentations will be displayed in conference’s place during relevant sessions. Posters should be prepared in the form of Power Point presentation (or other relevant format) comprising of max. 4 slides, which should contain following data: title of the presentation, name of authors, aim of the work, short description of materials and methods involved, most important results, conclusions and, if relevant, acknowledgements (the exemplary template of the poster presentation will be available at the conference’s website). The poster presentation file should be uploaded via the conference’s website using the dedicated bookmark. The file should be named with the name of the first author and, eventually, with the number, if the author presents more than one poster. Every poster presentation will be rearranged into 1 page pdf file containing compilation of 4 slides, which will be shared among conference participants several days before the conference start. Poster session will be organized on 10th of June 2021 (Thursday) in the afternoon. During the session, every poster will be displayed for 1 min (all 4 slides). After the display of every poster, a short time for the discussion with the author is predicted.


Articles submission deadline 30.04.2021.
The submitted articles accepted by Scientific Committee will be reviewed and published in 

The authors of articles accepted by Scientific Committee will be prepare them, according to the guidelines of the journal editorial. The conference fee includes the publication of only one article.
PLEASE NOTE! Publication in Desalination and Water Treatment is charged with additional fee 150 EUR, and publication in Membranes is charged with additional fee 1800 CHF, paid directly to Editor after review and acceptance of the article.



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The place of the conference:
The conference will be held in “Rewita WDW Kościelisko”, St. Nędzy Kubińca 101, 34-511 Kościelisko (near Zakopane) from 9th to 12th of June 2021. The organizers provide the accommodation (3 nights: 09/10.06.2021, 10/11.06.2021, 11/12.06.2021) and the full board starting with the supper on 09.06.2021 to the lunch on 12.06.2021.
The conference office starts on 9th of June 2021 at 4 p.m.


Business and industry representatives are welcome to promote and advertise their companies during the Conference by means of:

For more details on cooperation and sponsoring options, please contact Organizing Committee.


Corresponding address:
Irena Korus
Silesian University of Technology
Institute of Water and Wastewater Engineering
Konarskiego 18, 44-100 GLIWICE

phone:+48 32 237-20-20; +48 32 237-19-78; +48 237-22-60; +48 237-29-81
fax: +48 32 237-10-47