Use Advanced Simulation to Improve Processes Involving Solids


This paper describes the approach in Aspen Plus® for incorporating granular solids and the corresponding solids processing steps when modeling processes. Modeling the solids section of a process is important for many common processes including specialty chemicals, agrochemicals, metals and mining, pharmaceuticals, biofuels and more. The main challenges that arise when optimizing or troubleshooting a solids process include inefficient designs due to separate modeling of fluids and solids sections, overdesign of equipment, high-energy demands, reduced yields and quality variability.