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10 Good Habits to Build a Robust and Reliable Process Model A Simulation Project is Much More Than Knowing a Particular Simulation Tool
A successful simulation project is one that delivers useful information or a result at the appropriate time to support a meaningful decision or a task. However, achieving that is not always an easy task. A simulation project is much more than building a model, so the skills that are required go well beyond knowing a particular simulation tool. What are most important engineering habits when building a robust and reliable process models?
Exciting Times for Chemical Engineers as the Necessity for Sustainable Development Drives Innovation New Technologies and Products Are Emerging - New Skills Will Have to Follow
The need for sustainable development of our society that balances social, environmental and economic aspects is bringing major developments in chemical and processing industry. Priorities are slowly but surely changing, new products and technologies are being developed, old technologies are being revised and new perspectives for existing processes are being defined.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Successfully Model Any Distillation Column Never Lose Hours Again Trying to Solve a Column
Calculating a column using a process simulation package can sometimes be a time-consuming task. To help you get the results of the simulation quickly and every time - follow the easy instructions! This works for any tool and should work for all typical columns!
A Practical Guidance: Using Simulation for Efficient Column Operation How to save a few hundred thousand USD per year with the column optimization
Distillation is probably the most widely used separation process in the process industry; its applications ranging from the rectification of alcohol, which has been practiced since antiquity, to the fractionation of crude oil. Because of their widespread use in the process industry, they also represent huge energy consumers and, therefore, a constant target of process optimization.
How to Model Syngas Generation from Solid Waste and Biomass Guidance for Modeling of Gasification Process
A growing number of countries are turning to gasification of municipal solid waste into useful products such as electricity, fertilizers, transportation fuels and chemicals. Therefore, modeling of this complex process becomes increasingly important too. Introduction to this process and important instructions for modeling with practical guidance are presented in this article.
Thermodynamic basics for process modeling Basic guidance to help you avoid problems caused by selection of wrong thermodynamic model
When developing a process model using any process simulator, one of the first steps for a user is to select the proper thermodynamic system. The choice of a thermodynamics will have a significant impact on the results of the model, such as accuracy, calculation complexity and abilities of convergence. These are all reasons why this step should be done with attention and taking into account characteristics of the system that is modelled. This article is sharing with you basic guidance to help you simplify this step and select the proper thermodynamic system.