3 July - 5 July 2016

IEX 2016: Technical Training Courses

Organised by:

SCI's Separation Science and Technology Group

Cambridge University, Robinson College

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Synopsis

Introduction

This SCI sponsored training course is intended to provide Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for chemists and engineers who are involved with the specification, design, operation and maintenance of ion exchange water purification plant.

Course Content

Overview 
The focus will be on providing a good basic understanding of plant specification, including the effect of raw water quality, pre-treatment requirements, process selection and relating this to end user treated water quality. Further presentations will cover how resins are manufactured, the different generic resin types and how they are used. The final sessions will cover plant operation, monitoring and control, and troubleshooting basic ion exchange problems.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of the course the delegate will be able to:
  • select a suitable ion exchange process to meet treated water requirements
  • specify suitable pre-treatment process(es)
  • prepare preliminary process and mechanical design for the ion exchange plant
  • prepare a plant specification

Attendees
Attendees

The course is designed for utilities engineersplant supervisorschemists and others needing a better understanding of water purification by ion exchange.

It will also be of value to graduate trainees in consultanciesEPC contractorsoperating companies and water treatment plant suppliers.

Delegates should have a good knowledge of chemistry, basic hydraulics and plant equipment.


Programme

Day 1 - 4th July

Event Schedule
08:00
Registration and refreshments
08:45
Ion exchange production and product variation Brian Windsor, Purolite Ltd A review of how the main types of ion exchange resins - weak and strong exchangers, styrenic and acryllic matrices, gel and macroporous - are produced and their characteristics
10:00
Raw water quality Richard Harries, Consultant A review of raw water sources and their characteristics, the impurities found in them, units of measurement and typical values
11:00
Refreshment break
11:30
Pre-treatment Richard Hill, Whitewater Ltd The treatment of raw water to remove non-ionic contaminants prior to ion exchange including coagulation, flocculation, clarification and filtration processes, organic scavenging and membrane filtration processes
12:30
Treated water quality Rob Terrell, ABB Consulting Specification of water treatment plant duty in terms of treated water quantity and the quality requirements for various industrial applications
13:00
Lunch
14:00
Lunch
15:00
Ion exchange process design 1 Joe Woolley, Watercare International The process aspects of ion exchange plant design including resin capacity, exhaustion and regeneration in co- and counter-flow modes and in mixed beds
15:30
Refreshment break
16:00
Ion exchange process design 2 Joe Woolley, Watercare International
17:00
Forum discussion
17:30
Close

Ion Exchange Plant Modelling - 4th July

Details of "Ion Exchange Plant Modelling"
08:30
Registration and refreshments
09:00
Design specification Rob Terrell, ABB Consulting What the plant specification means in terms of treated water quantity and the quality requirements for various industrial applications and how it determines the design
10:00
IEX demineralisation design resin calculation by hand 1 Brian Windsor, Purolite International A detailed look at the calculations used in ion exchange plant design and how they can be used to predict plant performance
11:00
Refreshment break
11:30
IEX demineralisation design resin calculation by hand 1 Brian Windsor, Purolite International A detailed look at the calculations used in ion exchange plant design and how they can be used to predict plant performance
12:00
Ion exchange computer aided design Marc Slagt, Dow Water & Process Solutions An introduction to the proprietary software provided by ion exchange resin suppliers
13:00
Lunch
14:00
Software Demonstrations by Resin Suppliers How software can be used for the design of a new ion exchange plant with hands-on design examples and how the same software can be used to model existing ion exchange plant and optimise performance with hands-on examples
15:30
Refreshment break
16:00
Software Demonstrations by Resin Suppliers
17:30
Close

Day 2 - 5th July

Event Schedule
Review of day one

09:00
Resin selection Marc Slagt, Dow Water & Process Solutions How to select the best type of resin for a particular process including the impact of resin matrix, degree of cross linking, functionality and size grading
10:30
Refreshment break
11:00
Equipment design Richard Hill, Whitewater The mechanical and hydraulic aspects of ion exchange plant design including resin volume, bed hydraulics, regeneration systems, construction of resin vessels and internals
12:00
Ion exchange operation - monitoring and performance Rob Terrell, ABB Consulting Monitoring and control instrumentation for water quality and flow control during exhaustion and regeneration and regeneration sequence control
13:00
Lunch
14:00
Ion exchange resin testing John Greene, Consultant A guide to the interpretation of the results of resin tests
14:30
Troubleshooting ion exchange Joe Wooley, Watercare International An introduction to common problems of ion exchange plant, their diagnosis and solutions, resin oxidation, resin fouling and clean-up
15:30
Forum discussions
16:30
Close

Ion Exchange Plant Troubleshooting - 5th July

Details of "Ion Exchange Plant Troubleshooting"
08:30
Registration and refreshments
09:00
Ion exchange plant monitoring and performance Rob Terrell, ABB Consulting A look at which parameters should be monitored to provide adequate diagnostic data and how to interpret the values
10:30
Refreshment break
11:00
Ion exchange resin management John Greene, Consultant How to maintain optimum performance by regular sampling and testing of resins including sampling methods, frequency and interpretation of test results
12:00
Fouling and clean-up of ion exchange resins Hans-Jürgen Wedemeyer, Lanxess A look at the principle causes of resin fouling, how to recognise their effects and how recover resin which has suffered fouling
13:00
Lunch
14:00
Problem diagnosis Brian Windsor, Purolite International An introduction to common problems of ion exchange plant, their diagnosis and solutions
14:30
Case studies forum All speakers (Rob Terrell - Moderator) The trainers will present a number of case studies and invite delegates to raise specific problems
16:30
Close

Venue and Contact

Robinson College

Grange Road
Cambridge
CB3 9AN 

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


Fees

Ion Exchange Plant Design and Operation............GB£499
Monday 4 - Tuesday 5 July 2016

Ion Exchange Plant Modelling................................GB£300
Monday 4 July 2016

Ion Exchange Plant Troubleshooting.....................GB£300
Tuesday 5 July 2016

We are also offering a special discounted fee of GB£499 for those wishing to attend both Ion Exchange Plant Modelling on Monday 4 July 2016 and Ion Exchange Plant Troubleshooting on Tuesday 5 July 2016.

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Additional Info

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 Sunday 3, Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 July. The price for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights is GB£115 per night which includes dinner, and breakfast.

Dinners

Delegates not staying at Robinson College can book to attend the dinners held there on Sunday 3, Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 July at a cost of GB£40 each.

Trainers

The trainers are all experienced, practising engineers drawn from ion exchange resin suppliers, water treatment plant designers and consultants in the industry.

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 £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.

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