Ion Exchange Plant Design and Operation

4 July 2016 08:00 - 5 July 2016 16:30, Cambridge, United Kingdom



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.


The course is designed for utilities engineers, plant supervisors, chemists and others needing a better understanding of water purification by ion exchange. It will also be of value to graduate trainees in consultancies, EPC contractors, operating companies and water treatment plant suppliers.

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


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

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

CPD Standards Office accreditation

​CPD points are available for delegates attending these courses.

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 for further information and costs.


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 which includes dinner, and breakfast.


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

Robinson College, University of Cambridge, Robinson College , University of Cambridge, Grange Road, Cambridge, CB3 9AN , United Kingdom

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