UPV_logoAn article describing use of the CAPE-OPEN technology was published online on December 23, 2014 in Desalination and Water Treatment.

Desalination and Water Treatment is an international, ranked, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to research and application of desalination technology, environment and energy considerations, integrated water management, water reuse, wastewater and related topics. Title of the article is “Implementation of membrane models on a CAPE-OPEN tool to simulate a process including RO membranes”. Co-authors are José M. Gozálvez-Zafrilla, Asunción Santafé-Moros, Miguel Sanchis-Sebastiá and Joaquín Gomis-Fons from Institute for Industrial, Radiophysical and Environmental Safety (ISIRYM), Universitat Politècnica de València, Camino de Vera, s/n, 46022 Valencia, Spain, Tel./Fax: +34 963877633.

CO-LaN congratulates the authors on their use of CAPE-OPEN.

The article is mostly based on work done by Miguel Sanchis-Sebastiá as part of his diploma in Chemical Engineering at Universitat Politècnica de València under the supervision of Asunción Santafé-Moros and  José M. Gozálvez-Zafrilla. Miguel compared simulation tools, discussed ways to implement a user-defined unit operation model and gave for example an evaluation of the time needed to develop a reverse-osmosis membrane model in MatLab as a CAPE-OPEN Unit Operation model. In the paper published in Desalination and Water Treatment, it is explained how this reverse-osmosis membrane model in Matlab was subsequently used in the COCO simulator.