Education Special Interest Group

Design, Synthesis and Optimization of Batch Chemical Processes

Date From: 05 March 2018
Description: IChemE's Education Special Interest Group invite you to join them for a webinar presented by Professor Thokozani Majozi.
Event Type: Webinar
Venue: Online

Time: 08:00-09:00 GMT
Organiser: Education Special Interest Group

Book Event

The lecture dwells on two areas in which process systems engineering has been applied with great success. The first area involves synthesis, design and optimization of batch chemical facilities using a robust scheduling framework. These operations are generally encountered in the manufacture of low volume high value added products. Typical examples here include foods, agrochemical, biochemical and pharmaceutical industries. The second area pertains to optimization of integrated water and membrane network systems. These systems are characterised by intensive energy requirements in order to minimize overall freshwater use and wastewater generation. Consequently, the idea is to simultaneously optimize these inherently complex systems in terms of both energy and water requirements.

Register to attend >>    (follow the link to view the time in other time zones)


Thokozani Majozi is a full professor in the School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering at Wits University where he also holds the NRF/DST Chair in Sustainable Process Engineering. His main research interest is batch chemical process integration, where he has made significant scientific contributions that have earned him international recognition. Some of these contributions have been adopted by industry. Prior to joining Wits, he spent almost 10 years at the University of Pretoria, initially as an associate professor and later as a full professor of chemical engineering. He was also an associate professor in computer science at the University of Pannonia in Hungary from 2005 to 2009. He spent his early years of his professional career as a chemical engineer working for Unilever, Dow AgroSciences and Sasol Technology. Majozi completed his PhD in Process Integration at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in the United Kingdom. He is a member of Academy of Sciences of South Africa and a Fellow for the African Academy of Sciences. He has received numerous awards for his research including the Burianec Memorial Award (Italy), S2A3 British Association Medal (Silver) and the South African Institution of Chemical Engineers Bill Neal-May Gold Medal. He is also thrice a recipient of the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Award and twice the recipient of the National Research Foundation (NRF) President’s Award. Majozi is author and co-author of more than 150 refereed scientific publications, including three books in Batch Chemical Process Integration published by Springer and CRC Press.


A one-hour online session: 40 minutes' presentation + 20 minutes' Q&A.
Duration (for CPD recording purposes): up to one hour.

If you are recording mandatory CPD you should refer to your own regulator's requirements as recognition of CPD hours may vary. Visit for more information.


The presentation will be delivered via GoToWebinar®. 
Check system requirements >>

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

Webinar archive

This webinar is free of charge and open to all to attend, but if you wish to access the slides and a recording to replay on demand then you'll need to be a member of the Education Special Interest Group.

Join the Education Special Interest Group >>

Future webinar programme from IChemE

View future webinars >>

If you're interested in giving an online presentation to our international community of chemical engineers, we'd like to hear from you. Please email with information on yourself and your proposed talk.

My IChemE

IChemE is a registered charity in England & Wales (214379), and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 039661).