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Circular Economy for Chemical Engineers

Circular Economy for Chemical Engineers

ISBN: S0340

£265.00 price excludes VAT


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.  

Traditional business models in the processing industry are primarily based around a linear consumption model. Most high-volume process operations are perfect examples of the ‘take – make – use – dispose’ flow of materials. This training module aims to introduce the principles of a circular flow of materials within a sustainable economic mode.  A ‘systems engineering’ approach will be applied to the full product life cycle from cradle-to-grave and the tools and metrics needed to change to a circular economic model will be explained. 

As the Sustainability Hub assists chemical engineers in supporting the UN Sustainability Development Goals, this training course will be a key knowledge strand for setting a solid foundation towards making steps for achieving SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production aims and targets. 
The course includes pre-recorded and interactive content, recommended further learning and an end-of-course assessment. You will receive an automated end-of-course certificate, subject to successful completion of the assessment. 
As part of the Sustainability Hub’s suite of on-demand training courses, IChemE Members can currently obtain free access to this course by inputting a discount code. See below for more details.  


Already purchased this course? Log back into the IChemE Virtual Learning Zone to continue your learning. 


Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you will gain an introductory level understanding of: 

  • what transitioning to a circular economy means and how it applies to the chemical and processing industries
  • your role and responsibilities in making this transition a reality 
  • how to start thinking differently about production and consumption. 

Who will benefit

Chemical engineers at all levels, across all sectors, seeking to develop a better understanding of the circular economy. 

Course outline

  • Unit 1: What is the circular economy? 
  • Unit 2: The circular economy and the chemical and processing industries sectors 
  • Unit 3: Chemical engineering in the circular economy 
  • Unit 4: Circular economy in practice 
  • Course assessment 
  • Feedback survey 


This on-demand course is delivered via IChemE’s Virtual Learning Zone (registration required). Delegates will be able to access the training course via their browser and complete the course at their own pace. You will have access to the course for six months and will be required to complete the course within this time frame. 

Free access to IChemE Members

As part of the Sustainability Hub, IChemE Members can currently obtain free access to this course by inputting a discount code. The code has been shared with Members via: 

  • Member News 
  • Direct email campaigns 

If you cannot find the discount code, please contact us confirming your IChemE Membership number. 

Purchasing on behalf of someone else or for multiple users?

DO NOT purchase on behalf of someone else from this page - instead use our multiple-user option whereupon purchase, IChemE will set up your learner(s) within our Virtual Learning Zone. 

Train your team

This course can be delivered to corporate teams, either on-site or online. Content can be tailored to your specific requirements, and this could be a cost-effective option if you have several people requiring the training. To find out more and request a quotation, visit our in-company training page.

* CPD hours should be used as an approximate guide and will vary depending on the preferred approach of the delegate and to what extent additional learning is completed. 

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