The Ion exchange for nuclear waste treatment and for recycling research group organized a two-day seminar at Vierumäki Sport Resort. The invited participants consisted of professionals working in the broad field of separation science. The topics covered consisted of many aspects of separation of harmful contaminants including for instance liquid extraction, ion exchange and adsorption. The seminar gave a unique opportunity for young students to meet each other and discuss their research with peers. During the social activities, the separation scientists had an opportunity to work on their precission and accuracy in the archery range. The seminar was organized for the first time but the objective is to make this an annual meeting.