10 July 2020

As we move towards greener and sustainable processing using ever decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, the focus on electrochemical engineering is growing. Greener transport, clean energy and minimising carbon footprint will increase the need for electrochemical science, engineering and technology.

IChemE EdSIG is hosting a webinar on Electrochemical Engineering Education embedment within UG education on Tuesday 14th July 2020 @ 0830. The links to register are included below. 

"Despite the significant role of electrochemical engineering in a variety of industrial processes, education of the subject in undergraduate courses remains patchy. Whilst there are more Masters level courses due to the interest in energy systems, the enthusiasm in embedding this within earlier UG years is lower. In this webinar we wish to convince our viewers that electrochemical engineering contributes towards a chemical processes such as electrodialysis or electrocoagulation, environmental cleanup, energy generation, as well as water remediation.

Electrochemical processes may become more important due to pressure on minimising our carbon foot print, as well as future “electrification” of processes industries. To enable and foster this vision we may need to embed electrochemical engineering principles in UG curriculum within the usual core chemical engineering subjects such as thermodynamics, kinetics, reactor engineering, etc. This webinar will explore means and ways to do so, and discuss the possibility of forming a special interest group." IChemE Education Special Interest Group

Power & Water were delighted to accept the invitation to speak at the event; bringing significant knowledge and experience into the discussion of electrochemical engineering and how this can be applied in various industries, in particular, for electrochemical (or Sono-electrochemical!) water and wastewater treatment.  

 There is a current shortage of electrochemical engineering in general, and within this field, so the event discusses the future outlook and potential means of improving this increasingly required applicable knowledge.

Our Chief Technology Officer, Dr Chris Bullen, will be speaking on the subject alongside speakers from University of Surrey, University of Edinburgh, Lancaster University, Monash University and University of Strathclyde. 

The following links are provided to take you to register: