(338d) Opportunities, Challenges and Advances in Process Simulation and Applied Thermodynamics

Chen, C. C., Aspen Technology, Inc.

Chemical process modeling and simulation technology has been a key enabling technology for chemical engineers worldwide to carry out engineering studies in research and development, process design, optimization and control, and planning and scheduling. As chemical engineers strive to address new societal challenges such as energy and emission, global warming, aging population, etc., process modeling and simulation technology must advance to serve the needs of chemical engineers. This presentation briefly touches on opportunities and challenges in advancing process simulation and applied thermodynamics, the foundation technology instrumental for accurate modeling and simulation of chemical processes. A number of recent high-impact technology advances and successes are briefly reviewed: 1) mixed solvent electrolyte thermodynamics modeling, 2) drug molecule solubility modeling, 3) CO2 capture modeling, and others.