9 July - 10 July 2014

IEX 2014 Technical Training Courses

Organised by:

SCI's Separation Science and Technology Group

University of Chester, Chester, UK

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This SCI sponsored training course is intended to provide Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for chemists and engineers who are involved with the specification, operation and maintenance of ion exchange water purification plant. The course is designed for utilities engineers, plant supervisors, chemists and those 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.

Who should attend

This is a sister course to the Basic Ion Exchange for Industrial Water Treatment course and is aimed at chemists and engineers with responsibility for the design and modelling of new and existing ion exchange plant and those with responsibility for operating, optimising and troubleshooting existing plant.
Typical attendees include:

  • End-user senior operators, supervisors, technologists, chemists and senior managers
  • OEM designers, service engineers and managers
  • EPC project engineers and senior designers working on Utilities plants
  • Ion Exchange company sales and service personnel and technologists
  • Consulting engineers

Industry sectors for whom this course is relevant include power stations, heavy chemicals, refining and petrochemicals, pulp & paper, steel, breweries, etc.
The purified water may be required for utilities and process duties.
Attendees should have a working knowledge of ion exchange processes, with ideally some hands-on experience. A degree-level qualification is desirable, but not essential.


Gala Dinner

A gala dinner will be held at the University of Chester on the night of Wednesday 9 July for all attendees of the two courses at a cost of £45 per person.


An exhibition will run alongside the IEX 2014 training courses, for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. 
For further information and prices please email brian.windsor@purolite.com


Single en-suite rooms will be available at the University of Chester halls of residence, adjacent to the building where the course will take place for a cost of £80 for 2 nights - Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 July (departing Thursday 10 July) and can be booked at the same time as your registration for the course. A limited number of double rooms will also be available.


Trains run regularly to Chester from London Euston, Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham as well as many other places. The journey time from London by train is approximately 2 hours.
For information on train times and operators, contact National Rail Enquiries - +44 (0)8457 484950, www.nationalrail.co.uk
The University of Chester is approximately a 30 minute walk from Chester train station, or 10 minutes in a taxi.

Parking will be available on campus, and further information will be sent to delegates upon registration.

Venue and Contact

University of Chester

University of Chester
Parkgate Road


Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


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