6 July - 8 July 2016

IEX 2016: Ion Exchange - a continuing success story

Organised by:

SCI's Separation Science and Technology Group

Robinson College, University of Cambridge

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Synopsis
The SCI IEX Conferences provide the opportunity for the ion exchange manufacturing and service companies, end user and researchers to present papers on the theory and practice of ion exchange and adsorbents and to discuss the industry’s contribution to current practice and future industrial developments. The Conferences started in 1954 and have been held regularly at 4 year intervals since 1976. They are now established as one of the major international conferences of the ion exchange community. Worldwide the IEX Conferences share this role with the Japanese Association of Ion Exchange Conferences and since 2004 both these events have been co-ordinated by the independent International Committee for Ion Exchange.
An exhibition will run throughout the week, and poster presenters will display their work during the conference.
There will be plenty of networking opportunities throughout the week at various social events including a welcome reception and gala dinner.
Programme

Day 1 - 6th July 2016

Event Schedule - Catalysis
0830
Welcome and introduction Rob Terrell, IEX Organising Committee Chair
08:45
Plenary lecture: From ion exchange resins to polymer-supported reagents Spiro Alexandratos, CUNY, New York, USA
09:30
Refreshments
10:00
Keynote lecture: History and novel aspects of acidic ion exchange as catalysts Fidel Cunill, University of Barcelona, Spain
10:30
New trends in solid acid-base catalysed transformations Jan Schütz, DSM, Switzerland
11:00
Catalytic activity dependence on morphological properties of acidic ion-exchange resins for the simultaneous ETBE and TAEE synthesis Javier Tejero, University of Barcelona, Spain
11:30
Newly developed ion exchange resin catalysts for Bisphenol-A production Chunxia Costeux, The Dow Chemical Company, USA
12:00
Influence of ion exchange resins properties on adsorption enthalpy distribution by flow adsorption microcalorimetry Marta Granollers, Aston University, UK
12:30
Lunch
13:30
Preparation of Sn-Interlayer catalysts supported on a layered inorganic ion exchanger and application to Baeyer-Villiger oxidation Shogo Shimazu, Chiba University, Japan
14:00
Stabilisation of metal nanoparticles by ion exchange resins and their applications Beau Van Varenbergh, Ghent University, Belgium
14:30
Efficient and selective polymer supported Mo(VI) catalysts for alkene epoxidation in batch and continuous reactors Basu Saha, London South Bank University, UK
15:30
Refreshments
16:00
Kinetic study of simultaneous liquid-phase etherification of isobutene with ethanol and 1-butanol over Amberlyst 35 Jordi Badia, University of Barcelona, Spain
16:30
Role of ion exchange resins as catalysts in the reactions network of transformation of biomass into biofuels Fidel Cunill, University of Barcelona, Spain
17:00
Mechanism and kinetics of a simple esterification reaction over hypercrosslinked polystyrene sulfonic acid catalysts Rob Brown, University of Huddersfield, UK
17:30
Event close
Event Schedule - Novel ion exchange
08:30
Welcome and introduction Rob Terrell, IEX Organising Committee Chair
08:45
Plenary lecture: From ion exchange resins to polymer-supported reagents Spiro Alexandratos, CUNY, New York, USA
09:30
Refreshments
10:00
Utilization of ion exchange together with membrane processes for water/wastewater treatment Nalan Kabay, Ege University, Turkey
10:30
Integration of selectrodialysis and electrodialysis with bipolar ion exchange membranes as brine management solution in chemical industries: an example of circular economy Mònica Reig, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
11:00
Separation of boron and lithium from aqueous solution with bipolar membrane electrodialysis (BPED) Samuel Bunani, Ege University, Turkey
11:30
Preparation of perfluorosulfonate ionomeric thin fibres with solid and hollow interiors by electrospinning Hidetoshi Matsumoto, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
12:00
A comparative study for selective separation of boron from geothermal water by a novel chelating fiber adsorbent and boron selective ion exchange resins Yaşar Recepoğlu, Ege University, Turkey
12:30
Lunch
13:30
Valorization of ammonia from urban waste waters as ammonium nitrate and phosphate fertilizers by integration of ion-exchange and liquid-liquid membrane contactors Irene Sancho, UPC, Barcelona, Spain
14:00
Next generation inorganic layered structure (an)ion exchangers: synthesis, properties and applicability for water treatment Natalia Chubar, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
14:30
Application of surface functionalized dehydrated carbons for the removal of light metals from brackish water El-Said El-Shafey, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
15:00
Development of a chitosan derivative with phenylphosphinic acid and its application to the recovery of In(III) and Ga(III) Yoshinari Baba, University of Miyazaki, Japan
15:30
Refreshments
16:00
New method to adjust the complex structure of ion imprinted polymers Katri Laatikainen, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
16:30
Immobilization of tetraalkylphosphonium ionic liquids for the elaboration of extractant impregnated resins Eric Guibal, Ecole des Mines d'Alès, France
17:00
Selective separation and recovery of strategically important metals using polymer inclusion membranes containing acidic extractants with alkylamide and amino acid moieties Yuzo Baba, Tokushima University, Japan
17:30
Event closes
Event Schedule - Water Treatment
08:30
Welcome and introduction Rob Terrell, IEX Organising Committee Chair
08:45
Plenary lecture: From ion exchange resins to polymer-supported reagents Spiro Alexandratos, CUNY, New York, USA
09:30
Refreshments
10:00
Keynote lecture: European regulatory requirements for synthetic organic ion exchangers and adsorbents used in food processing and potable water production Katrin Wieland, Lanxess, Germany
10:30
The use of MIEX to improve DOC removal from upland raw waters and reduce DBP formation John Haley, Yorkshire Water, UK
11:00
IX advances to minimise waste production from nitrate and hexavalent chromium abatement in potable water Michael Waite, Ionex, UK
11:30
Ion exchange challenges in a dairy products processing factory cogeneration plant Judy Weir, Thermal Chemistry Ltd, New Zealand
12:00
Innovative ion exchange resin solutions for NOM reduction for industrial water demineralisation applications Marc Slagt, Dow Process & Water Solutions, The Netherlands
12:30
Lunch
13:30
Water treatment and condensate polishing at Medupi power station Christopher Bell, Ovivo UK Ltd, UK
14:00
An assessment of time to exhaustion of condensate polishing plant ion exchange resin arising from seawater ingress resulting from condenser leaks of varying magnitude Carl Atkinson, EDF Energy, UK
14:30
The compatibility of condensation plant ion exchange resins with dimethylamine Carl Atkinson, EDF Energy, UK
15:00
The impact of hydrazine on the performance of condensation plant ion exchange resins Carl Atkinson, EDF Energy, UK
15:30
Refreshments
16:00
Quality benefits of advanced IEX system design and operation Peter van Hartingsveldt, Evides Waterbedrijf, The Netherlands
16:30
Demineralisation using shallow shell strong base anion resins Carmen Iesan, Purolite, Romania
17:00
Softening high alkalinity water with weak acid cation resin Guy Mommaerts, Ion Exchange Services (Canada) Inc, Canada
17:30
End of event

Day 2 - 7th July 2016

Event Schedule - Bioprocessing
09:30
Refreshments
10:00
Multimodal ion exchange chromatography: purification strategies for a diversity of biomolecules Andy Masters, GE Healthcare Lifesciences, Sweden
10:30
Salt tolerant ion exchangers for mAb aggregate removal Egbert Müller, Tosoh Bioscience, Germany
11:00
Highly selective cation exchange capture for recombinant antibody fragments using a salt tolerant resin and pH gradient elution Andreas Stein, Merck, Germany
11:30
Design of an agarose based resin platform for the large scale purification of biomolecules Hans Johansson, Purolite, UK
12:00
Nanofibres In bioprocessing: a single-use chromatography format By the use of rapid cycling Daniel Bracewell, University College London, UK
12:30
Lunch
13:30
Chromatographic purification of alkyl glucopyranosides on ion exchange resins Jari Heinonen, Lapeenranta University of Technology, Finland
14:00
Comparing different multi-column chromatographic processes for purifying monosaccharides Roger-Marc Nicoud, Ypso Facto, France
14:30
Immobilized lipases for use in industrial biocatalysis: the importance of enzyme carrier Simona Serban, Purolite, UK
15:00
Microencapsulation using glass microcapillary devices of clostridium difficile specific bacteriophages in pH responsive Eudragit® S 100 for colon targeted delivery Goran Vladisavljevic, Loughborough University, UK
1530
Bioseparation strategies for food applications based on ion exchange Paula Jauregi, University of Reading, UK
16:00
Refreshments and poster session
19:30
Gala dinner
Event Schedule - Hydrometallurgy
08:30
Welcome Rob Terrell, IEX Organising Committee Chair
08:45
Plenary lecture: Optimising industrial IEX applications by focusing on basic physics and chemistry - a long term perspective Rudolf Wagner, Lanxess, Germany
09:30
Refreshments
10:00
Keynote lecture: Present and future applications of ion exchange in hydrometallurgy: an overview Kathryn Sole, Consultant, South Africa
10:30
The application of chelating resins for rare earth recovery Michael Page, ANSTO Minerals, Australia
11:00
Recovery of rare earths by solvent extraction (liquid ion exchange) Eleonora Obón, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
11:30
Sorption recovery of rare and rare earth metals from nitrate solution by acid retardation Ruslan Khamozov, Vernadsky Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
12:00
New AR technology for purification of wet phosphoric acid with simultaneous concentration of REM from laboratory to industry Ruslan Khamizov, Vernadksy Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
12:30
Lunch
13:30
Continuous ion exchange purification of valuable metals in hydrometallurgical processes Tuomo Sainio, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
14:00
Recovery of gold from aqua regia using PVDF- HFP based polymer inclusion membrane containing Cyphos IL 104 Spas Kolev, University of Melbourne, Australia
14:30
A novel ion exchange process for recovery of Ag from concentrated chloride solutions Sami Virolainen, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
15:00
Purification of a cobalt electrolyte by ion exchange: pilot-plant results and preliminary commercial design Kathryn Sole, Consultant, South Africa
15:30
Ion exchange in the gold industry - an industry perspective on the barriers to broader industrial adoption Richard Shaw, Goldcorp, Canada
16:00
Refreshments and poster session
19:30
Gala dinner
Event Schedule - Novel ion exchange 2
08:30
Welcome Rob Terrell, IEX Organising Committee Chair
08:45
Plenary lecture: Optimising industrial IEX applications by focusing on basic physics and chemistry - a long term perspective Rudolf Wagner, Lanxess, Germany
09:30
Refreshments
10:00
Advanced ion exchange materials for base metal recovery James Stevens, Johnson Matthey, UK
10:30
Ion exchange of heavy metals on a green adsorbent prepared by chemical modification of wood sawdust Roberto Leyva-Ramos, Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí, Mexico
11:00
Scandium selective adsorbent prepared by surface modification with aminocarbonyl methylglycine Masahiro Goto, Kyushu University, Japan
11:30
Boron selective fibrous chelating adsorbent prepared by emulsion and solvent mediated radiation grafting Teo Ming Ting, Malaysian Nuclear Agency, Malaysia
12:00
New ion exchange sorbents for analysis Núria Fontanals, Rovira I Virgili University, Spain
12:30
Lunch
13:30
Properties and application of nano-ion-exchangers Ruslan Khamizov, Vernadksy Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
14:00
Carbon nanomaterials as ion exchangers: synthesis of metal nanoparticles and quantum dots on surface of nanodiamonds and carbon nanotubes Dmitri Muraviev, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
14:30
Phosphate removal using hybrid anion exchangers containing hydrated ferric oxide nanoparticles Xialei You, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
15:00
Synthesis and textural properties of bimetallic transition metal ionotropic alginate aerogels Françoise Quignard, Charles Gerhardt Montpellier Institute, France
15:30
Metal-organic frameworks for water purification Daniel Wells, Electric Power Research Institute, USA
16:00
Refreshments and poster session
19:30
Gala dinner

Day 3 - 8th July 2016

Event Schedule - Fundamentals
09:30
A theoretical consideration of efficiencies in the regeneration of ion exchange resins Rolf Clayton, University College London, UK
10:00
Variable stoichiometry in chelating adsorption removal of nickel from concentrated zinc sulfate solution Katri Laatikainen, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
10:30
Refreshments
11:00
Novel swelling solvent screening methodology for highly crosslinked styrenic copolymers using Hansen solubility parameters: analysis of alternatives for sulfonation solvents Jose Antonio Trejo O'Reilly, The Dow Chemical Company, USA
11:30
Investigation and modelling of advanced ion exchange processes for metal recovery and environmental remediation Carl Mac Namara, Johnson Matthey Plc, UK
12:00
Shallow bed ion exchangers with fractal fluid distributors: principles and industrial applications Vadim Kochergin, Amalgamated Research LLC, USA
13:00
Lunch and close of conference
Event Schedule - Nuclear and Uranium recovery
09:00
Waste treatment by the Advanced Liquid Processing Systems (ALPS) at Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant Paul Sylvester, Energy Solutions, USA
09:30
Inorganic ion exchange media used at Fukushima Dai-Ichi Joshua Mertz, Kurion Inc, USA
10:00
Biopolymer as encapsulating agents for the immobilization of Prussian Blue for the sorption of cesium Eric Guibal, Ecole des mines d'Alès, France
10:30
Refreshments
11:00
Reprocessing of nuclear fuel - an alternative to the Purex process? Harry Eccles, University of Central Lancashire, UK
11:30
Recovery of Lithium-7 from PWR primary system resins Daniel Wells, Electric Power Research Institute, USA
12:00
Uranium recovery from H2SO4 eluates Emmanuel Zaganiaris, Consultant, France
13:00
Lunch and close of conference
Event Schedule - Zeolites
09:30
Nutrient amended zeolites for biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons in groundwater: application to contaminated sites in cold regions Benjamin Friedman, University of Melbourne, Australia
10:00
Simultaneous ammonium and phosphate removal from treated domestic waste-water by using potassium clinoptinolite impregnated with hydrated metal oxides: valorization as N-P-K fertilizer Mahrez Hermassi, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
10:30
Refreshments
11:00
Ammonium and phosphate removal from sludge anaerobic digestion side-streams: integration of powdered zeolites in a hybrid ion exchange-ultrafiltration process Mahrez Hermassi, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
11:30
Simultaneous removal of phosphate and ammonium from aqueous solutions using salt modified synthetic zeolites Xialei You Chen, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
1300
Lunch and close of conference

Programme

Three parallel sessions will run on each of the three days of the conference. These sessions will include the following -


Venue and Contact

Robinson College

University of Cambridge
Grange Road
Cambridge
CB3 9AN 

Please click here for a location map.

Robinson College provides a unique environment for national and international conferences. From the outset Robinson College was planned with the needs of conferences very much in mind. Set in several acres of attractive wooded gardens yet only a few minutes' walk from the city centre and the famous "Backs", the College building is architecturally striking and highly functional.
Within 2 miles (5 minutes) of M11 motorway and easy for the station; on the western edge of the City; yet just a short walk to the historical centre; with dedicated nearby parking, the College is convenience personified.

Conference Team

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Email: conferences@soci.org


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Technical Training Courses

Three technical training courses will precede the conference as follows -

Ion Exchange Plant Design and Operation - Monday 4-Tuesday 5 July

Ion Exchange Plant Modelling - Monday 4 July

Ion Exchange Plant Troubleshooting - Tuesday 5 July

For more information or to book any of these courses, please click here.

Exhibition and Sponsorship

All refreshments, the exhibition and posters will be situated in a single area at Robinson College, ensuring excellent access to delegates throughout the meeting. If you are interested in exhibiting at this event, or other sponsorship opportunities, please contact patricia.cornell@soci.org for further information and costs.

Accommodation

Single en-suite accommodation is being offered at Robinson College for the nights of Tuesday 5, Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 July and includes dinner on the nights of Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6, and breakfast each morning for GB£305.

Dinners

The Conference dinner will be held in the 16th Century Dining Hall of St John's College on Thursday 7 July at a cost of GB£70 per person. St John's College is a short walk from Robinson College and maps will be provided.

Delegates not staying at Robinson College can book to attend the dinners held there on Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 July at a cost of GB£40 each.

Travel

Travel to Cambridge is convenient by road or rail. Robinson College is in Grange Road, close to the centre of Cambridge. Grange Road runs between Barton Road and Madingley Road and is parallel to Queens' Road (the 'Backs').
The best way to approach the College by road from the north, south or east is from Junction 12 of the M11.
Parking is available approximately a 10 minute walk from the College at a cost of GB£6 per day and should be booked in advance via the SCI conference office. A shuttle bus service will be provided from the car park to the College.
There are frequent train services to Cambridge from London King's Cross and Liverpool Street Stations. The nearest international airport is London Stansted (30 miles) which has rail and coach links to Cambridge. From London Heathrow and Gatwick Airports there are express rail links to central London for onward rail journeys as above. There are also coach links from both airports direct to Cambridge.

Parking

Please be aware that there is no parking at Robinson College. There are a limited number of parking spaces at the Wilberforce Sports Ground which is approximately a 10 minute walk from Robinson College and costs GB£6 per day. Parking can be booked online or using the downloadable registration form.