Ion Exchange Plant Modelling

4 July 2016 08:30-17:30, Cambridge, United Kingdom



This SCI sponsored training course is intended to provide Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for chemists and engineers who are experienced in the design and/or operation of ion exchange water purification plant. It will concentrate on the use of proprietary software packages a tool for designing new ion exchange plants and optimising the performance of existing plant.


This course is targeted at both experienced engineers and graduate trainees in consultancies, EPC contractors, operating companies, water treatment plant suppliers and ion exchange resin manufacturers with good knowledge of the ion exchange process.

It will also be of value to experienced utilities engineers, plant supervisors, chemists and others who wish to take a greater involvement in water purification by ion exchange.

Delegates should have a good working knowledge of ion exchange plant design and/or operation.


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

Course content

The focus will be on providing a good understanding of plant design calculations and how they can be used 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:
  • carry out process design calculation for ion exchange plant
  • use proprietary ion exchange software to design an ion exchange plant
  • use proprietary ion exchange software to prepare a model of an existing ion exchange plant to optimise performance

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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