The Sustainability Hub has a growing collection of training courses ready for you to further your knowledge and understanding around subjects that can contribute to sustainable development. These courses are currently offered free of charge to IChemE members and for purchase by non-members. The following courses are available for you to access today and will be adding new releases in the coming months.

Our courses are designed specifically for chemical engineers. They are delivered online, completed at your own pace, and allow you to learn interactively in bite-sized chunks.

Watch the Training: Ethical Decision Making video where IChemE President Jane Cutler explains the importance of making ethical decisions.



Sustainable Process Integration for Cleaner Process Design

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By making use of PI chemical engineers can design cleaner, more sustainable processes that reduce consumption, ensure maximum recovery of resources and reduce harmful emissions in process plants, in order to help achieve the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs).

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The Circular Economy for Chemical Engineers

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Traditional business models in the process industry are primarily based around a linear consumption model. This course will help chemical engineers understand the circular economy in the process industry as well as their role and responsibilities within material flow systems. 

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The Human Water Cycle: Water and Wastewater Treatment and Reuse

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Chemical engineers have a role to play in optimising water and wastewater treatment and in minimising their impact on the environment. This course covers the why, what and how of not only treatment, but water as a whole, through the human water cycle.

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Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for Chemical Engineers

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Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a systematic tool that evaluates environmental impacts over the life cycle of a product or service. As the Sustainability Hub assists chemical engineers in supporting the UN Sustainability Development Goals, this training course will be a key knowledge strand that has the potential to influence them all. 

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An Introduction to Sustainability

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It is important that chemical engineers have a basic understanding of sustainability and their role in it. This course will provide you with an introduction to the key issues and help you to achieve your sustainability goals. 

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Ethical Decision-Making for Chemical Engineers

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Ethical decision-making is a vital part of a chemical engineer’s responsibility.  This course will equip you with the basic knowledge you need to understand and make ethical decisions.

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Role and Responsibility of Chemical Engineers in Achieving Net Zero

Learning goal
This course is aimed at raising awareness of the role that chemical engineers can play in the pathway to net zero, making them familiar with carbon reporting methods for key sectors in addition to basic aspects of climate change mitigation within energy and chemical plants.

Course overview
Attendees will be introduced to the International Panel for Climate Change’s guidelines for the development of greenhouse gas emission inventories for combustion and manufacturing emissions. The modules will contain a summary of possible emission reduction measures. These measures include carbon capture, storage, and utilisation; biomass energy conversion; biogas and biomethane; battery storage; and power-to-x fuels. 

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