6 July - 7 July 2020

IEX2020: Technical Training Courses - Postponed to Monday 28 June - Tuesday 29 June 2021

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

Course Overview

Course 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.

Course 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.

Course 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.


Full Programme
Course 1 - Monday 6 July - Introduction to Ion Exchange Design and Operation for Industrial Water Treatment
08.15
Registration and refreshments
08.45
Welcome and introduction
09.00
Raw water quality - Introduction of sources of water will consider towns water, river water, upland waters, lake water. Discussing the different characteristics of the water sources the effect on treatment processes
Andrew Mosley, RWE
10.00
Flow diagram for treat water - high level review of water treatment processes such as UF, clarification, filtration, ion exchange, RO, Degassing, mixed bed, EDI
Chris Bell, Ovivo UK Ltd
11.00
Refreshments and exhibition
11.30
Treated water quality - requirement of treated water for boiler and process feed
Rob Terrell, Industrial Water Consultants Ltd
12.00
Design specification - what should be included in a in water treatment plant specification
Rob Terrell, Industrial Water Consultants Ltd
13:00
Lunch and exhibition
14.00
Pre-treatment - review of clarification, UF, Filtration, Organic Scavengers
Richard Hill, Whitewater Ltd
15.00
Ion exchange process design - review of various ion exchange. Including softening, weak and strong cation, weak and strong anion, CO2 removal and mixed beds.
Joe Woolley, Watercare International Ltd
16:00
Refreshments and exhibition
16.15
Engineering design consideration for ion exchange plants - design consideration including vessel design, pump design etc
Chris Bell, Ovivo UK Ltd
17:30
Closing remarks
Course 1 - Tuesday 7 July - Introduction to Ion Exchange Design and Operation for Industrial Water Treatment
08.45
Recap of Day 1
09.15
Resin types and manufacturing process - review of resin manufacturing processes
Christopher Bresner, Purolite
10.15
Ion exchange resin selection - review of various resins
Marc Slagt, DuPont Water Solutions
11.00
Refreshements and exhibition
11.30
Basic ion exchange process calculations - review of resin capacity and loading. Review of flowrates and velocities
Hans-Jürgen Wedemeyer, Lanxess Deutschland GmbH
13.00
Lunch and exhibition
14.00
Monitoring and control - reived of instruments used on ion exchange both basic (pressure, flow and pH) and specialist such as sodium, silica and TOC.
Gareth Jones, Ovivo UK Ltd
15.00
Introduction to trouble shooting - problem solving in ion exchange and typical problems including pH measurement
Duncan Rosie, Purolite
16.00
Group discussion
16.30
Close
Course 2 - Monday 6 July - Advanced Plant design for Ion Exchange Industrial Water Treatment
08.15
Registration and refreshments
08.45
Welcome and introduction
09.00
Design consideration - review of the design options for ion exchange to include:
Resin used for pre-treatment; when to use weak and strong resins; when to use degassing; when to use backwashable or packed beds; options between mixed bed and sandwich polishers

Hans-Jürgen Wedemeyer, Lanxess Deutschland GmbH
10.15
Process calculation for ion exchange - how to calculate resin capacity, flow rate, run time, regenerante volumes and rinse times
Duncan Rosie, Purolite
11.00
Refreshments and exhibition
11.30
Process calculation for ion exchange continuation
Duncan Rosie, Purolite
12.00
Worked examples software calculations for pre-treatment - how to use resin manufactures software to calculate pre-treatment such as softening and organic scavengers
Duncan Rosie, Purolite
13:00
Lunch and exhibition
14.00
Worked examples software calculations for cation/ anion exchange - how to use resin manufactures software to undertake ion exchange using cation and anions
Hans-Jürgen Wedemeyer, Lanxess Deutschland GmbH
15.00
Worked examples software calculations for mixed bed/ polisher show how to program using resin manufacturers software
Marc Slagt, DuPont Water Solutions
16:00
Refreshments and exhibition
16.15
Review of worked examples - review of resin manufacturers software
David Hayhurst, Purolite and Marc Slagt, DuPont Water Solutions
17:30
Closing remarks
Course 2 - Tuesday 7 July - Advanced Plant design for Ion Exchange Industrial Water Treatment
08.45
Recap of Day 1
09.00
Factors effecting the performance of ion exchange plants - factors to be considered are:
Low/high flow, Low high TDS, High TSS and organics, High silica

Chris Bell, Ovivo UK Ltd
10.00
Monitoring and control of ion exchange plants - review of instruments used on ion exchange such as pH, flow conductivity
Gareth Jones, Ovivo UK Ltd
11.00
Refreshments and exhibition
11.15
Resin testing - review of resin testing techniques and how to review reports
Carl Atkinson, EDF Energy
13.00
Lunch and exhibition
14.00
Recovery from performance issues - when to do a double regeneration; when does throughput need to be adjusted; when resin needs to be cleaned; when does resin need to be replaced
David Hayhurst, Purolite and Marc Slagt, DuPont Water Solutions
15.00
Specialist instruments used on water treatment plants - review of instruments to measure Silica, Sodium, TOC etc
Chris Mead, Swan Analytical
16.00
Group discussion
16.30
Close
Course 3 - Monday 6 July - Principles and Applications of Ion Exchange Chromatography for Purification given by Ypso-Facto
08.15
Registration and refreshments
08.45
Welcome and introduction
09.00
Generalities on resins and main phenomena
This part of the course describes resins and their use modes in general, with details about materials (skeleton, ligands) and some basics for use in a packed column.
1. Introduction. Principles: exchange, chromatography, adsorption
2. Structure of resins (matrix, reticulation, functionality)
3. Properties (I): Resin bead size, dispersion, pressure drop, specificities and choice
11.00
Refreshments and exhibition
11.30
4. Properties (II): Capacity, Ion exchange phenomena. Strong/weak – anionic/cationic resins.
5. Column operation: downflow, upflow, regeneration rate
12:30
Lunch and exhibition
13.30
Modeling
This part of the course describes a rigorous modeling of a chromatographic column, comprising how to deal with ion-exchange phenomena and its specific description of solid-liquid equilibria.
6. Principles: Definition of main volumes in a packed column (porosities and fluid partitioning), main blocks for modeling (thermodynamics, kinetics, hydrodynamics)
7. Thermodynamics: Basics of Thermodynamics: liquid-solid and liquid equilibria (electroneutrality, resin capacity, selectivity coefficients, Donnan Exclusion)
15:30
Refreshments and exhibition
16.00
8. Mass transfer – Kinetics. Linear Driving Force model.
9. Hydrodynamics: Representing contact of fluid and solid: Mixed Cells, Plug-Flow model. Physical phenomena: pressure drop
17:30
Closing remarks
Course 3 - Tuesday 7 July - Principles and Applications of Ion Exchange Chromatography for Purification given by Ypso-Facto
09.00
Case studies
This part of the course describes examples on different markets/applications (out of water treatment) and how rigorous ion-exchange modeling can be handled for complex mixtures, with a subsequent improvement in process understanding, design and optimisation.
10. Industrial Biotech example: Lysine purification- Parameters estimation, Single-column simulation
11. Multicolumn process: Separation of Ag+, Na+ with TMB process, Simulation
12. 2-column CIEX-AIEX: Sugar Desalting
11.00
Refreshments and exhibition
11.30
13. Hydrometallurgy example: Separation of metals by exploiting complexation (Zn, Ni)
14. Pharma example: Complex Multivalent Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient purification
12.45
Lunch and exhibition
14.00
IEX process engineering
This part of the course describes basic rules and recommendations for industrial implementation of ion-exchange processes, inspired from feedback in industrial cases.
15. Multi-column processes
16. IEX trains, combining successive anionic/cationic steps
15:30
Refreshments and exhibition
16.00
17. Co- and counter-current implementation
18. Regeneration
17.30
Close

Venue and Contact

Homerton College

University of Cambridge
Hills Road
Cambridge
CB2 8PH

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


Fees

Course Fees

£450 Course 1. Introduction to Ion Exchange Design and Operation for Industrial Water Treatment
£450 Course 2. Advanced Plant design for Ion Exchange Industrial Water Treatment
£450 Course 3. Principles and Applications of Ion Exchange Chromatography for Purification

Accommodation Fees

£74   Single Ensuite Accommodation - Sunday 5th July*
£99 Single Ensuite Accommodation - Monday 6th July
£99   Single Ensuite Accommodation - Tuesday 7th 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. 

* No dinner is included in the accommodation package on Sunday 5th 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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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