(225c) Integrated, High Fidelity, Multiscale Process Models for the Process Industries
AIChE Annual Meeting
Innovation and Insight via High-Fidelity Simulation and Large-Database Studies of Micro, Macro and Multi-Scale Phenomena: Invited Speakers
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 9:10am to 9:40am
For decades chemical engineers worldwide have applied 1st-principles-based chemical process modeling and simulation technology to capture process understanding and carry out engineering studies in research and development, process design, optimization and control, and planning and scheduling. Integrated, high fidelity, multiscale process models are the key to the ability to model the physical and chemical world and to generate economic value. We examine the process models for carbon capture and present the model in various scales, from molecules to single and multi-phase systems, process units, process plants, sites, enterprise and the environment. Different models capture knowledge of different nature and with different decision variables. Models of finer scale support models of higher scale with information on key decision variables. Innovation to further enhance model fidelity of various scales and integration of the models in one software environment to support collaboration are essential to deliver higher economic value for the process industries.