6 July - 7 July 2020

IEX2020: Ion Exchange Technical Training

Organised by:

SCI's Separation Science and Technology Group

Cambridge, UK

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Training course

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.

Previous IEX event training courses have received wide acclaim from attendees.  This year we will be running 3 courses that will run parallel to each other over the two days.  For more information on the 3 courses we are offering please see details below.

The IEX Conference will follow the technical training courses for more information click here


1. Introduction to Ion Exchange Design and Operation for Industrial Water Treatment - Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 July 2020

The focus of this course is to provide a good basic understanding of the design basis and operation of ion exchange plants for water treatment, from raw water quality and pre-treatment through to monitoring, control and troubleshooting. The presentations are centred around the ion exchange process itself, explaining how ion exchange resins are manufactured and activated, the different generic resin types and how the process selection is based on the ion exchange resin properties to achieve the desired treated water quality.

This course is designed for utilities engineers, plant supervisors, chemists and those needing a better understanding of water purification by ion exchange.

2. Advanced Plant design for Ion Exchange Industrial Water Treatment - Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 July 2020

The focus of this course is to give a more detailed knowledge on the design of Ion Exchange Plants including, design options, resin section, plant sizing and modelling.  Sessions are included on advanced plant operations and troubleshooting.

The course is designed for Process Engineers, Consultants and Managers involved in plant specification, design and operation of industrial water treatment plants. It would be expected that participants would have three years’ experience on Water Treatment Plant design or operations.

3. Principles and Applications of Ion Exchange Chromatography for Purification Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 July 2020


The focus of this course is to provide a good understanding of ion-exchange phenomena in resins used in packed columns for purification and/or separation purposes. A mechanistic model of ion-exchange chromatography is presented, and modelling and simulation assets are illustrated with basic examples and industrial case studies. Basic guidelines for process design are introduced.


The course is designed for (Bio)Process Engineers, Scientists and Managers concerned by the downstream in the fields of fine chemicals, pharma, biopharma, industrial biotech and any other domain out of water treatment dealing with ion-exchange.

Venue and Contact


University of Cambridge
Hills Road

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org

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CPD Info

This SCI sponsored training course is intended to provide Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

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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.

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