Water Minimisation with Process Integration

Topic Process Operations

CPD Hours 12.5

Price IChemE member £720 + VAT, non-member £864 + VAT


Live online course – TBC.

The demand for resources such as natural gas, crude oil and water is increasing rapidly due to population growth and economic development, and the rising costs of these resources has led the process industries to seek more cost effective, sustainable manufacturing processes. With global water usage set to increase by more than 50% by 2025, efficient use of water in industry is now recognised as being vital to achieving sustainable development.

Resource conservation is the key to reducing operating costs and developing sustainable processes, and process integration and pinch analysis techniques play an important role in identifying opportunities to improve process efficiency. With an emphasis on targeting throughout this course, delegates will learn how to apply process integration techniques to identify rigorous targets for waste minimisation in their own workplace.

Teaching will be delivered via four live modules (approximately two—three hours in length each). 

Learning outcomes

The course will help delegates to understand how to:

  • identify rigorous benchmark targets for water minimisation in a process plant
  • identify the smallest purification unit for water regeneration
  • design a water recovery network that achieves maximum recovery targets.

Who will benefit

  • Process engineers
  • Environmental engineers
  • Utility engineers
  • Environmental consultants

Course outline

  • Introduction to process integration
  • Data extraction principles
  • Graphical targeting technique for water minimisation
  • Algebraic targeting technique for water minimisation
  • Targeting for water generation
  • Design for water recovery network
  • Mathematical optimisation technique

Module dates and times

Module 1


Module 2


Module 3


Module 4


Register your interest for future course dates.


  • IChemE member: £720 + VAT
  • Non-member: £864 + VAT


Discounts are available to companies booking more than one place:

  • 2 places–10% discount
  • 3 places–15% discount
  • 4 or more places–20% discount.

Bookings must be made at the same time to receive the discount.


Modules will be delivered via GoToWebinar®check system requirements >>

You are advised to join the session at least ten minutes before the scheduled start time, to allow for your computer to connect.

In-company training

This can also be delivered as a virtual in-company course. Contact us for more details.

Dominic Foo


Dominic Foo

Professor of Process Design and Integration at the University of Nottingham Malaysia and founding Director for the Centre of Excellence for Green Technologies, is a world-leading expert in process integration for resource conservation.

An active author of journal and conference papers, Dr Foo has also authored five books focusing on sustainable process design and resource conservation. He was the 2009 winner of IChemE’s Innovator of the Year Award and the 2013 Outstanding Asian Researcher and Engineer Award of Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan. 

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