8 July - 10 July 2020

IEX2020 - A Vision for the Future

Organised by:

SCI's Separation Science and Technology Group

Cambridge, UK

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Early bird offer ends 28 February 2020


The SCI IEX Conference brings together an internationally recognised group of experts in the field of ion exchange and its associated uses, including water treatment, catalysis, chemical processing, hydrometallurgy and bioprocessing.

The Conference started in 1954 and has been held regularly at 4 year intervals since 1976. It is now established as one of the major international conferences of the ion exchange community, sharing its important role with the Japanese Association of Ion Exchange since 2004. Both events are assisted and supported by the independent International Committee for Ion Exchange.

Technical training courses will precede the conference for more information click here

Plenary Speakers

Gabriele Iffland

Talk title: Ion exchange processes in the chemical industry – Current and future applications

Gabriele Iffland is Chemical Engineer and she holds a position as research manager of the competence center for adsorption and ion exchange at the department of process engineering of BASF SE. She has over 20 years of experience on development, optimization und troubleshooting of ion exchange processes with several patents on this topic. Main working areas are the purification of basic chemicals and process streams, downstream processing of biotechnology applications, preparative ion exchange, purification of chemicals for electronic industry and waste water treatment applications.

Prof Marek Bryjak

Talk title: Selective extraction of ionic species by means electrosorption processes

Professor Marek Bryjak is working at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland. He graduated, received PhD and was awarded by DSc degree at WUST. He underwent post-doc fellowship at Centre for Surface Science, Lehigh University, USA and visited 16 universities around the world. He was heading Department of Speciality Polymers that now turned to Department of Polymer and Carbon Materials. For many years he was the President of Polish Membrane Society and now he is a member of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology Centre. Professor Bryjak authored about 130 scientific contributions that were cited more than 2800 times. His h factor is 29. He collaborated with various institutions in different countries and coordinated dozens of national and international projects. His scientific interest is focused on development of methods for preparation of polymer membranes including their surface modification, preparation and evaluation of new separation materials and their implementation to water treatment technology.

Draft Programme
Wednesday 8 July
Welcome and introduction
Plenary session 1
Session A
Session B
Industrial Water Treatment
Lunch and exhibition
Industrial Water Treatment
Refreshments and exhibition
Adsorbents Environment
Wine Reception
Thursday 9 July
Welcome and introduction
Plenary session 2
Session A
Session B
Novel IX Processes
Lunch and exhibition
Refreshments and Poster Session
Gala Dinner (additional extra)
Friday 10 July
Session A
Session B
IX Theory and modelling
Industrial Biotechnology
Student Awards

Venue and Contact

Homerton College

University of Cambridge
Hills Road

For more information on arriving at Homerton College please click here.  Parking in available on a first come first served basis.

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org

Early bird fees before Friday 28 February 2020
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SCI Student Member
Standard fees after Friday 28 February 2020
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SCI Student Member
Accommodation Fees & Gala Dinner
Single Ensuite Accommodation - Tuesday 7th July
Single Ensuite Accommodation - Wednesday 8th July
Single Ensuite Accommodation - Thursday 9th July*
Gala Dinner - Thursday 9th July**

Accommodation can be booked for delegates at the college in single ensuite bedrooms. Bedrooms will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. The accommodation includes a 2 course counter dinner on the night of your stay with a full English breakfast. 

* On Thursday 9th July there is no dinner included in the accommodation package.  If you wish to eat at the college please register for the Gala dinner on Thursday 9th July.

** Limited spaces available for the Gala Dinner on Thursday 9th July.

You will have the opportunity to book these as part of the online booking process when you register for the event.

Those not wishing to stay in college accommodation can book accommodation directly through www.visitcambridge.org.


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Additional Info

Exhibition and Sponsorship

Packages are available for the training courses, conference, or the whole week and refreshments and posters will be situated to provide excellent access to delegates throughout the meeting. If you are interested in exhibiting at this event, or other sponsorship opportunities, please contact conferences@soci.org or download the registration form by clicking here.  Please note exhibition spaces are allocated on a first come first served basis.

Student Bursaries

A limited number of student bursaries are available to registered participants. To receive an application form please email conferences@soci.org.

Organising Committee

  • Carl Atkinson, EDF Energy
  • Daniel Bracewell, UCL
  • Rob Brown, University of Huddersfield
  • Noel Carr, DuPont Water Solutions
  • Michael Cox, University of Hertfordshire
  • Harry Eccles, University of Central Lancashire
  • Klaus-Dieter Topp, DuPont Water Solutions
  • Nicki Edwards, Purolite
  • Gareth Jones, Ovivo UK Ltd
  • Andrew Mosley, RWE
  • Mark Ogden, University of Sheffield
  • Petra Raab, Lanxess Deutschland GmbH
  • Basu Saha, London South Bank University
  • Tuomo Sainio, Lappeenranta University of Technology
  • Rob Terrell, SCI / Industrial Water Consultants Ltd
  • K Clive Thompson, SCI / ALS Laboratories (UK) Limited

International Committee

  • Spiro Alexandratos, Hunter College, CUNY, USA
  • Jose Luis Cortina, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Fidel Cunill, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain  
  • Masahiro Goto, Kyushu University, Japan
  • Eric Guibal, Ecole des Mines d'Alès, Alès, France
  • Takashi Hayashita  Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Nalan Kabay, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
  • Yu Komatsu, Consultant, Japan
  • Kathryn Mumford, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Dmitri Muraviev, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain
  • Tuomo Sainio, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
  • Shogo Shimazu, Chiba University, Japan
  • Karin Soldenhoff, ANSTO, Australia
  • Kathy Sole, Consultant, South Africa
  • Fernando Valenzuela, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
  • Emmanuel Zaganiaris, Consultant, France