(234bn) Model based Simulation of Mobile Emission Catalysts using BASF CatSim Conference: AIChE Annual MeetingYear: 2016Proceeding: 2016 AIChE Annual MeetingGroup: Environmental DivisionSession: Poster Session: Environmental Division Time: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 6:00pm-8:00pm Authors: Sharma, M. With the increasingly stringent emission regulations and more demanding (real-life) engine/vehicle operating conditions required during test drive cycles (RDE/FTP/US06) to meet emission requirements, model based simulation of mobile emission catalysts has gained popularity. Model based simulations provide a cheaper and faster way to optimize a catalyst system depending on the type of vehicle and emission requirements, as well as provide research insight to enable catalyst development and improvement. CatSim has been used at BASF for a long time as a tool to model emission catalysts. The kinetic model development in CatSim can be based on lab reactor data, further validated with engine/vehicle data. This poster will provide details on CatSim capabilities, as well as give an example of its usage to optimize a catalyst system.