Theme : Chemical Industry 4.0"
The fourth industrial revolution, commonly referred to as ‘Industry 4.0’, has brought the world to an era of smart manufacturing and digital transformation. It involves blending the physical processes with digital technologies to streamline operations and enhance growth. It offers numerous benefits such as increased flexibility, efficiency, quality, control and sustainability. The COVID 19 pandemic has further augmented the exigency for digitalization. As a result, the chemical industry has undergone evolution by the advent of virtual environments, product simulation, integration and optimization of processes, predictive management, remote monitoring and control.
The use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning helps to identify anomalies in the process requiring urgent corrective action at an early stage, thereby reducing the impending risks and hazards, to which the chemical industries are more prone to. We, as chemical engineers, should amalgamate the knowledge of chemical engineering with computational skills to develop tools and techniques that will lead to a bright future. Taking cue from the same, it is decided to have the theme for this year’s virtual conference as Chemical Industry 4.0.