Chemical process modeling


Chemical process modeling is a computer modeling technique used in chemical engineering process design. It typically involves using purpose-built software to define a system of interconnected components,[1] which are then solved so that the steady-state or dynamic behavior of the system can be predicted. The system components and connections are represented as a process flow diagram.[1] Simulations can be as simple as the mixing of two substances in a tank, or as complex as an entire alumina refinery.[2]

Chemical process modeling requires a knowledge of the properties of the chemicals involved in the simulation,[1] as well as the physical properties and characteristics of the components of the system, such as tanks, pumps, pipes, pressure vessels, and so on.

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  1. ^ a b c "Chemical process simulation : Processium, process simulation (chemical process simulation and conception)". Processium. Archived from the original on 2015-07-10. Retrieved 2017-06-24.
  2. ^ Franco, Thiago; Seno Jr., Roberto; Moreno, Rodrigo; van Deursen, Caio; Freitas, Alexandre. "Process simulation in VM-CBA alumina refinery" (PDF). The International Committee for Study of Bauxite, Alumina & Aluminium. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-08-29. Retrieved 2017-06-24.