Simulate Reaction Systems In A Single Environment


COMSOL Inc. introduces the Chemical Reaction Engineering module built on the COMSOL platform to create a single environment where engineers and scientists can obtain material transport and chemical reactions studies. The studies include a wide assortment of chemistries under different operating conditions. Users can simulate reaction systems ranging from micro-reactors in biotechnology to unit operations in chemical processes and gain essential knowledge early in the development phase.

The module is suitable for a diverse range of product and process development applications, including design of sensors for analytical instruments as well as for designing catalysts and filters in automotive exhaust systems.

The module is complaint with CAPE-OPEN standards for modeling, simulating, and designing the operations of chemical processes. Additionally, it has the ability to read CHEMKIN files, which define complete reacting systems, including physical and thermodynamic properties, for combustion, atmospheric chemistry, and other gas-phase reacting systems.

The module, which combines functionality of the Chemical Engineering and Reaction Engineering modules, leverages the newly re-engineered COMSOL version 4 architecture to deliver new functionality. With the new module, engineers and scientists can investigate chemical reactions under the controlled conditions of perfectly mixed systems in laboratory studies. Since reactions are directly accessible interface, users can study the influence of multiple concentration and temperature variations in real operating conditions. The Chemical Reaction Engineering Module is available for the Windows, Linux, and the Macintosh operating systems directly from COMSOL and from COMSOL’s global network of distributors.

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