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IEX2020 - A Vision for the Future

IEX 2020

22 May 2018

The Internationally renowned ion exchange conference and associated training courses return in July 2020.

IEX Training Courses:
Monday 6 - Tuesday 7 July 2020

Click here for more information on the Ion Exchange Technical Training Courses and email conferences@soci.org to register your interest.

IEX Conference:
Wednesday 8 - Friday 10 July 2020

Click here for more information on the Conference and email conferences@soci.org to register your interest.

University of Cambridge, UK

Organised by SCI's Separation Science and Technology Group

Technical Training

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.

Click here for more information on the IEX Training Courses.


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.

Click here for more information on the Conference.

Call for papers

The first call for oral and poster presentations will be made in July 2018. Posters will be displayed through the meeting and applicants may indicate whether they wish to be considered for an oral presentation when submitting an abstract.

Registration of Interest

Further details of Plenary and Keynote Speakers and costs of attendance will be available over the next few months.

To register your interest and sign up for direct information on our IEX2020 Training Courses or Conference please send an email to conferences@soci.org with the title “IEX Training Courses; Monday 6 - Tuesday 7 July 2020” or “IEX Conference; Wednesday 8 - Friday 10 July 2020”.


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 for further information and costs.


The University of Cambridge


Travelling to Cambridge is convenient by road and rail and there are good links to London airports in the South of England.

By road the best approach to the college is from Junction 12 of the M11 motorway. Parking availability to be confirmed at a later date.

By train, the local station is Cambridge and there are very frequent services from both London King’s Cross and Liverpool Street Stations.

By air, the nearest international airport is London Stansted (30 miles) which has excellent coach and rail links to Cambridge. If you are flying into London Heathrow or London Gatwick Airports there are regular express rail links into the centre of London and some (less frequent) coach links direct from these airports to Cambridge.

Organising Committee

  • Carl Atkinson / EDF Energy
  • Kevin Blaxall / Consultant
  • Rob Brown / University of Huddersfield
  • Noel Carr / Dow Water & Process Solutions
  • Mike Cox / University of Hertfordshire
  • Klaus-Dieter Topp / Dow Water & Process Solutions
  • Nicki Edwards / Purolite
  • Gareth Jones / Ovivo UK Ltd
  • Andrew Mosley / RWE
  • 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

For more information, please contact:

Conference Team
T: +44 (0)20 7598 1561
E: conferences@soci.org

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